Old City Philadelphia
It was on this date, 239 years ago, that residents of the colonies heard the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, bringing the high-stakes rebellion into the spotlight.
Plans for the apartment building on the 200 block of Arch Street were due to be voted on by the architectural committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission.
It was discovered around 6 a.m. Sunday on Bank Street between Market and Chestnut Streets.
The police department says the exercise will start about 5pm in the area of 6th and Market Streets, and will run till about 9pm.
One of the busiest play parks in Philadelphia is back for its ninth season since a major renovation.
From observances at memorials honoring Irish immigrants to a pint a local pub, thousands across the Delaware Valley were marking St. Patrick’s Day.
A spokeswoman says Washington’s letter restating his now-famous famous words, “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” underscored his committment to freedom.
Hadas reports this week on a new burger stand in Reading Terminal Market with a charitable mission, a pop-up beer garden coming to center city Philadelphia in conjunction with the Flower Show, and tips for what to serve at your Super Bowl party.
The nation’s Democratic legislative leaders are in town this week, working on their policy agenda for the 114th Congress.
Betsy Ross would have been 263 years old on New Year’s Day.
The tree was dedicated to the founding father of the museum, philanthropist Gerry Lenfest (at left in photo).
The quirky little museum near Independence Mall hopes to attract more visitors with a free, interactive “Welcome Gallery” that opens to the public today.
Melissa Alam, the owner, is naming it The Hive.
The City of Philadelphia held a patriotic ceremony today in Old City today to remember the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks thirteen years ago.
The renovations and upgrades cost approximately $475,000. The building was heavily damaged by fire last September.