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Mayor Nutter held a press conference to announce the temporary closing of the One Parkway tower. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Burst Water Pipe Closes One Parkway Tower

Nearly 2,000 city workers got an unexpected day off today after a burst water pipe forced the closure of their Center City office tower.

04/16/2014

(Credit: Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio)

Philadelphia Parks And Rec Gives Away More Than 2,000 Free Trees

The City of Philadelphia is hoping to give away more than 2000 free trees over the next few weeks as part of an ongoing effort to make Philadelphia the city of “arborly love.”

03/16/2014

Anne Ayella, assistant director of Nutritional Development Services at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, holds up chicken nuggets, included in one free meal. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

City, Community Groups Fill School Meals Gap During Summer

The program is available for any child or teen in Philadelphia up to age 18.

06/28/2013

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Mild Weather Makes For Early Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms are the centerpiece of the upcoming Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia, but the mild weather is causing some varieties of the buds to bloom a little early.

03/18/2012

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Website Invites Philadelphians To Help Catalogue Trees In The Region

A tree census is underway in the Philadelphia area and for many of us, it’s do it yourself. The goal is to expand our understanding of the benefits of trees in health, energy and quality of life.

05/09/2011

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