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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

(The Benjamin Franklin Post Office, near 3rd and Market Streets in Old City Philadelphia.   Credit: Ed Fischer)

Several Philadelphia-Area Post Offices Being Studied For Closure

Among the best known local post offices on the list are the Benjamin Franklin post office in Old City, and ones in Manayunk, Roxborough, East Germantown, 30th Street train station, Overbrook, and St. Davids.

07/26/2011

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With Philadelphia Set To Broil, Car Expert Has Hot-Weather Driving Tips

The Delaware Valley is about to be baked in a weeklong heat wave, and a local automotive repair expert notes that the extreme heat is not only tough on people, it’s tough on cars.

07/18/2011

(City Tavern, 138 South Second Street, at the corner of Walnut.  File photo)

Bidding Opened For New (Or Returning) Operator Of Old City’s City Tavern

The National Park Service is opening the bidding process for a new 10-year lease on the landmark property at 2nd and Walnut Streets.

07/11/2011

(Photos by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia’s Horse Carriages Take One More Sweltering Day Off

The city’s horse-and-carriage companies had to take a day off on Thursday because of the excessive heat.

06/09/2011

(Artist’s rendering of the project slated for the former Pincus Brothers Maxwell site, nestled in the approach ramp of the Ben Franklin Bridge.)

Philadelphia City Council OKs Hotel-Restaurant Project At Foot Of Ben Franklin Bridge

Council unanimously approved developer Robert Ambrosi’s plans for a combination hotel-condo-retail complex in Old City, at 4th and Race Streets, the site of the former Pincus Brothers Maxwell clothing factory.

04/14/2011

(James Ijames, left, and Craig Spidle in "Superior Donuts" at the Arden Theatre.  Photo provided)

Theatre Review: ”Superior Donuts” At The Arden

The Arden Theatre has raised the curtain on another play by multi-award-winning playwright Tracy Letts, this one titled “Superior Donuts.”

03/15/2011

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

“George Washington” Gets A Birthday Party In Old City Philadelphia

“This is absolutely delicious,” said a George Washington reënactor after plowing into a honkin’ piece of chocolate mousse birthday cake served up by Martha.

02/17/2011

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