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Beloved Diner In Center City Bound For Wrecking BallCouncil members mourned its passing, even as they approved its demise.
Mayor Nutter Declares Papal Visit 'A Success'Mayor Nutter would give no crowd estimate, though other officials say it was 850,000, a bit under the million-plus once predicted, but he said that's not how to judge the success of the event anyway.
Mayor Nutter Tours Papal Security ZoneMagnetometers and searches welcomed everyone trying to make their way through Center City streets between City Hall and the Art Museum. Fences and metal barricades lined almost every block.
Phila. Residents Asked To Keep Their Trash For Another WeekThere will be no collection Friday or Monday. Residents are being asked to hold on to their trash for another week.
World Meeting Of Families To Pay City An Estimated $12 Million To Cover CostsThe World Meeting of Families has agreed to pay all the expenses the city incurs for hosting the papal visit, including extra staffing, overtime, materials and equipment.
Philadelphia Nun, Richard Gere All Part Of Magic Of Papal VisitThe pope's visit to Philadelphia has brought together some unusual alliances. For example; a Catholic nun who works with the homeless and a Hollywood heartthrob who practices Buddhism.
Outer Lanes Of Ben Franklin Parkway Close In Preparation For Papal VisitThe Ben Franklin Parkway is now completely closed from the Art Museum to Eakins Oval. The inner lanes were shut down Thursday and the outer lanes were closed to traffic on Saturday morning.
Bed Bugs Found In 311 Call Center In City HallAn official says an exterminator has confirmed a bed bug infestation in the city’s 311 call center in City Hall. 59562843
Controller, Mayor In "War of Words" Following Licenses And Inspections CriticismMayor Nutter says the department has made and continues to make reforms, since a Center City building collapse killed six people.
Commissioner Ramsey Says All Officers Assigned To 12-Hour Shifts During Papal VisitPhiladelphians should have no fear about public safety outside of Center City during the Pope's visit.
Free Garage Spots For Center City Car Owners Who Have Resident Parking Permits During Papal Visit"It seemed appropriate that people who have already paid for an annual permit would have some accommodation to make this easier for them."
Vacancy During Papal Weekend Good News For Visitors, Bad News For Local HotelsWith an estimated 3,000 rooms still available for the weekend of the pope's visit, hotel officials joined Mayor Michael Nutter at a news conference on Friday to encourage even local residents to be their guests.