Old City Philadelphia

Annual Reading of Declaration of Independence Draws Hundreds in Old CityIt 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.
Developer Agrees To Reconsider Plans For Big Building in Historic Old City LocationPlans 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.
Anti-Police Graffiti Spray-Painted On Garage Door In Old CityIt was discovered around 6 a.m. Sunday on Bank Street between Market and Chestnut Streets.
ONLY A DRILL: Philadelphia Police Hold Training Exercise Tonight In Old CityThe police department says the exercise will start about 5pm in the area of 6th and Market Streets, and will run till about 9pm.
Franklin Square Opens Its Visitor Amenities for 2015 SeasonOne of the busiest play parks in Philadelphia is back for its ninth season since a major renovation.
Philadelphians Celebrate All Things Irish on St. Patrick's DayFrom observances at memorials honoring Irish immigrants to a pint a local pub, thousands across the Delaware Valley were marking St. Patrick's Day.
Philadelphia's Jewish History Museum Spotlights George Washington's Efforts For Religious FreedomA spokeswoman says Washington's letter restating his now-famous famous words, "to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance," underscored his committment to freedom.
What's Cooking on 1060: Philanthropic Burgers, Flower Show Beer Garden, and Super Bowl Food TipsHadas 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.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Pres. Obama, VP Biden Coming to Philadelphia This Week The nation's Democratic legislative leaders are in town this week, working on their policy agenda for the 114th Congress.
Birthday Party in Old City Fêtes America's Premier FlagmakerBetsy Ross would have been 263 years old on New Year's Day.
Tree at Future American Revolution Museum Dedicated to Visionary FounderThe tree was dedicated to the founding father of the museum, philanthropist Gerry Lenfest (at left in photo).
National Liberty Museum, in Old City, Goes More MultimediaThe quirky little museum near Independence Mall hopes to attract more visitors with a free, interactive "Welcome Gallery" that opens to the public today.