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Rendering by architect Stephen Varenhorst (Photo provided by Phila. Historical Commission)

Committee To Review Proposal For Apartment Building In Heart Of Old City

A committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission today will weigh in on a developer’s plans for the building on the same block as the Betsy Ross House.

06/23/2015

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Old City Shop Named Best Place For Ice Cream In Pa.

Business Insider has released a list of the best ice cream in every state and an Old City shop famous for soda fountains, splits, and sundaes was named best in Pennsylvania. KYW’s social media editor Melony Roy reports the list was created with the help of a social network.

06/20/2015

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Suspect Caught On Camera Drinking Alcohol While Attempting To Rob Old City Restaurant

On Saturday, May 9th at 2:50 a.m., the suspect entered Xian Cuisine Restaurant at 120 Chestnut Street by breaking through a brick wall.

05/12/2015

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Suit Over Old City Beating Death Settled For $7 Million

A $7 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit against two defunct Philadelphia nightclubs stemming from the January 2012 beating death of a Temple University graduate in the historic Old City section of the city.

04/15/2015

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Cleanup Continues After Tractor Trailer Carrying Kiwis Overturns On I-676 Ramp In Old City

The accident was reported Wednesday night at the I-676 westbound ramp to North 5th Street.

03/18/2015

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Ambulance Catches Fire In Old City

A Philadelphia Fire Medic caught fire early Friday morning after leaving Jefferson Hospital.

02/06/2015

One of two suspects wanted in the burglary of an Old City bar. (credit: Philadelphia Police)

VIDEO: Suspects Steal ATM, Flat-Screen TVs From Old City Bar

Police are searching for two suspects who were caught on tape stealing an ATM and two flat-screen TV’s from a popular Old City bar.

01/15/2015

Fire at historical building in Philadelphia on January 13, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Fire At Historical Building In Old City

Firefighters were able to quickly control an electrical fire that started inside a historical building in downtown Philadelphia Tuesday morning.

01/13/2015

Cuba Libre (Credit, Michelle Hein)

Philly Cuban Restaurant Offering Drink Specials In Honor Of Historic Announcement From White House

A Cuban restaurant that’s name literally translates to “Free Cuba” is offering a deal in honor of the renewal of diplomatic relations between the small island nation and the United States.

12/18/2014

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Flames Shoot Out After Construction Worker Hits Gas Line In Old City

The fire broke out around 9 a.m. on Thursday near 4th and Race Streets after construction crews reportedly struck a gas main.

11/06/2014

Suspect wanted in robbery of woman at ATM in Old City. (credit: Philadelphia Police)

Caught On Tape: Daytime Robbery At Old City ATM

Police are searching for a suspect who was caught on tape robbing a female who was using an ATM in Old City.

10/17/2014

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Police: Woman Found Dead In Old City

Polcie responded around 3 p.m. Friday to the unit block of South Front Street.

10/03/2014

Old City homes by the Ben Franklin Bridge. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Ben Franklin Bridge Sandblasting Project Finished, Old City Neighbors Thrilled

In a letter to residents here by the bridge when the construction began, the DRPA warned of high levels of noise during the sandblasting and painting of the bridge. That was scheduled to go through tomorrow, but the DRPA says they finished the painting on Sunday.

09/30/2014

Florcy Morissett at Vivant Art Gallery. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

One Of Last Black-Owned Art Galleries In Old City Closes Its Doors

For the past seven years, Vivant Art Gallery has been a regular on the first Friday’s art stroll. But now it’s closing its doors.

09/28/2014

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2nd Annual ‘Furs Friday’ Gallery Exhibit Held In Old City

An art gallery gala Friday night has gone to the dogs, and the cats and the birds.

09/26/2014

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