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Two More Defendants Sentenced In Fatal January 2012 Old City Sidewalk Attack

Kenneth Enriquez-Santiago was sentenced to 2-5 years in prison, and co-defendant Steven Ferguson, who delivered the fatal blow to Kevin Kless, has been sentenced to 5-10 years in prison.

04/26/2013

(Tables outside The Plough and The Stars restaurant, on Second Street near Chestnut.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Center City Restaurants Rush The Season With Outdoor Seating

Tuesday’s chilly weather didn’t exactly have people fighting for outdoor seating at Old City restaurants.

04/23/2013

(Chef David Katz of Mémé Restaurant, chair of "Taste of the Nation" in Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Dining For Good Causes, and Dining Cheaply in the Burbs

This week Hadas previews two dining-out fundraisers coming up this month, and talks with the organizer of “Main Line Restaurant Week,” also this month.

04/18/2013

(The Bicentennial Bell is lowered by crane to a truck bed for relocation.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Bicentennial Bell, Britain’s Gift to US, Goes Into Storage

The nearly 13,000-pound bell was removed from its tower at 3rd and Chestnut Streets today to make way for a new Revolutionary War museum.

01/31/2013

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Camden Man Nabbed After Brawl, Including Gunplay, in Old City Philadelphia

The incident happened just before 2:30am Sunday morning.

01/14/2013

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Old City Named One Of Top 12 ‘Art Places’ Of 2013

Many in these parts already knew it, but Philadelphia’s Old City is getting national attention, as one of 12 neighborhoods in America in which art is thriving.

01/11/2013

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Involuntary Manslaughter Plea, 2-5 Year Sentence, in Old City Streetcorner Attack

Authorities say Felix Carrillo was involved in the initial confrontation with victim Kevin Kless but did not deliver the fatal blow.

01/04/2013

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Hotel Monaco Opens In Old City

It took 18 months and $89-million to rehab a historic Old City office building and make it Philadelphia’s newest luxury hotel. Hotel Monaco, adjacent to Independence Mall, opened on Thursday.

10/04/2012

(An historic reënactor leads a toast at City Tavern, 2nd and Walnut Streets.  Image from Historic Philadelphia video.)

Special Autumn Events Scheduled For Old City Philadelphia

Tourism officials are touting some special — and possibly spooky — events coming up next month in Old City.

09/24/2012

(Orange cones mark a sudden street closure in Old City Philadelphia.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Old City Street Repaving Continues, Sometimes Befuddling Motorists

Numbered streets from Front to Fourth are being closed at various times for repaving, and it’s expected to continue for a few more weeks at least.

09/24/2012

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Old City’s Historic Washington Square Gets 13 New Trees

“The Revolutionary War buried thousands here, and every time we do an installment, an excavation, or a root grinding, we have to have an archeologist on site, by law,” says the park’s facility manager.

05/10/2012

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Girlfriend Testifies At Hearing In Old City Deadly Beating Case

Kerri Holland testified that she and victim Kevin Kless were walking arm-in-arm when Kless was pulled away from her by two men who attacked from behind and started beating Kless on the head.

04/04/2012

(Pennsylvania attorney general speaks to the Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement, standing behind a row of badges of women who have died in the line of duty.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Pennsylvania’s Top Prosecutor Shares Challenges of Women In Law Enforcement

Attendees heard first from Pennsylvania’s attorney general who, for the first time in decades, is a woman.

04/02/2012

(Olde City Tattoo Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Just Like Everybody Else, Tattoo Aficionados Find Affinity Online

For some businesses, social media just fits.

03/14/2012

Violet, with owner Nina, takes care of her business at 4th and Arch Streets. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Old City Residents Lead Charge To Leave No Pile Behind

Old City Philadelphia is stooping to new levels to handle a doggy dilemma: how to handle dog waste. It’s lead to the ‘Scoop the Poop’ campaign.

02/07/2012

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