Old City Philadelphia

(Credit: Mark Abrams)

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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Positively Philadelphia: Putting High-Tech Windows In Historic Buildings

Window manufacturer Arthur Berkowitz developed a new system which allows high-efficiency windows to be installed without disrupting — or damaging — the existing building.

01/22/2012

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$15,000 Reward Offered In Last Weekend’s Beating Murder in Old City

The City of Philadelphia has posted a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the savage beating death of 23-year-old Kevin Kless early Saturday morning. The Philadelphia FOP added $5,000 more.

01/17/2012

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Police Continue To Investigate Fatal Old City Beating, Mayor Nutter Offers Condolences

An emotional Mayor Nutter said he had “a very heartfelt” phone conversation with Kendall Kless in upstate New York, in which he expressed his condolences for the beating death of her son Kevin, 23.

01/16/2012

(An auto repair garage.  File photo)

As Economy Stumbles Along, Car Repair Businesses Are Booming

AAA Mid-Atlantic is out with a survey that finds more and more motorists are putting off buying a new car, opting instead to go the repair route.

12/23/2011

(Lisa Acker Moulder, director of the Betsy Ross House, with the tools and ingredients using in Colonial times to make chocolate.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Yummy History of Chocolate Coming To Betsy Ross House

Lisa Acker Moulder, director of the Betsy Ross House, says that from December 26th through 31st, they’ll be hosting free historic chocolate-making demonstrations.

12/22/2011

(Ryan Berley, left, watches as Mayor Nutter ceremonially opens Shane Confectionary this morning.   Credit:  John Ostapkovich)

Shane’s Candy Store Reopens In Old City Philadelphia

Shane Confectionery, at 110 Market Street, dates to 1863. It is reopening now under the ownership of Eric and Ryan Berley, who also run the Franklin Fountain a few doors away.

12/05/2011

(The construction fence around the future Hotel Monaco is covered by advertising banners.  Photo by John McDevitt)

High Winds Blow Over Construction Fence In Old City; Woman, Baby Unhurt

This windy Friday created some scary moments for a woman pushing her baby in a carriage in this morning near Independence Hall.

11/11/2011

(Among those taking part in today's groundbreaking were Suzanne Biemiller of Mayor Nutter's staff, second from left; Cynthia MacLeod, superintendent of Independence National Historic Park, center; and Donald Kimelman, managing director of Philadelphia programs at the Pew Charitable Trust, far right.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Ground Broken For New Benj. Franklin Museum In Old City Philadelphia

When completed, the new Benjamin Franklin Museum will be underground — below the area known as “Franklin Court,” just off Fourth and Market Streets.

10/24/2011

(Credit:  Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Bars Hurting As Pro Sports Seasons Evaporate

With the Phillies out of the playoffs, the Eagles on bye, and the Sixers in a labor dispute, the bars are feeling the pinch.

10/17/2011

(The Lafayette Building, being renovated at 5th and Chestnut Streets in Old City.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

3 Workers Injured At Independence Mall Construction Site

Emergency dispatchers say the accident happened at a construction site at 5th and Chestnut Streets just after 1 PM.

07/28/2011

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