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Artist rendering of proposed globe at 12th and Arch. (photo provided)

Two Large, 3D Electronic Billboards Approved For Tourist Sections of Center City Phila.

City Council overwhelming approved the installation of two electronic advertising structures, dubbed “Urban Experiential Displays,” ranging in height from 30 to 50 feet.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(The 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show.  File photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Pa. Convention Center Says Shows Are Smoother, Less Expensive Under New Union Rules

The report says labor costs at this year’s Philadelphia Auto Show were down 20 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf addresses the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children.  DYAEYC executive director Sharon Easterling is at left.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In Philadelphia, Gov. Tom Wolf Urges Better Funding For Early Education Across Pennsylvania

A friendly crowd greeted the governor, who earlier this month proposed $2 billion in additional funding for early education in Pennsylvania over the next four years.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf, center, greets energy industry engineers at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Gov. Wolf Woos Energy Industry Engineers in Philadelphia for Annual Convention

The governor reassured the group of his support for the state’s flourishing natural gas industry.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

Scott Kremp at the Kremp Florist booth at the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Convention Center Exhibitors Say Flower Show Running Smoothly Under New Union Rules

For the larger exhibits, like J. Downend Landscaping of Ridley Township’s 1,200 square foot Finding Nemo Underwater Adventure theme, operations manager Tom Morris says the union help was just that – helpful, unlike previous years.

03/03/2015

(PHS president Drew Becher, on the floor of the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Despite Weather, Flower Show Will Always Be a Pre-Spring Event, Officials Say

Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, says attendance the first few days of the show is exceeding expectations, so he doesn’t think weather is a factor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

(credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Flower Show Opens Door To Spring, Celebrates Movies

The 187th Philadelphia Flower Show opened Saturday with its annual preview of spring. This year, the show celebrates Hollywood, especially Disney.

02/28/2015

Artist rendering of 3D billboard. (Credit: Catalyst Outdoor Advertising)

City Council Committee Approves 3D Electronic Billboards In Center City

A city council committee has given the go-ahead to allowing massive, 3-D electronic billboards within a small portion of Center City, despite the objection of some residents.

02/25/2015

Preparations for the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show. (Credit: Kristen Johanson)

2015 Philadelphia Flower Show Preps Begin To Bloom

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is now rolling out the red carpet for everything floral.

02/23/2015

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background. File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Convention Center Expected To Play A Big Role During 2016 DNC

The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in the Wells Fargo Center, but city officials expect the Pennsylvania Convention Center to get a lot of use.

02/13/2015

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background. File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Convention Center CEO Says Carpenters Union Vandalized Auto Show

Martin O’Rourke from the Carpenters Union disputes this claim, saying members were exercising their first amendment right to protest.

02/10/2015

(credit: Tom Drew for Cadillac)

Philadelphia Auto Show Reflects Vitality And Diversity Of US Market

The Philadelphia Auto Show in particular is a bellwether nationally of consumer preference, as a third of the attendees are likely to buy new cars in the next 12 months.

02/07/2015

Teamsters gather outside a convention center entrance on 11th Street near Race Street.(credit: Mark Abrams)

Another Victory For Pennsylvania Convention Center In Dispute With Two Unions

The Pennsylvania Convention Center has won another round against the Carpenters and Teamsters unions. The state Labor Relations Board declined to hear the unions’ complaint.

02/03/2015

The Union selected Dzenan Catic and Eric Bird on Thursday during the MLS SuperDraft in Philadelphia. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Union Select Dzenan Catic And Eric Bird At MLS SuperDraft

The Union selected Dzenan Catic and Eric Bird at the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday.

01/15/2015

(Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky speaks to Forbes' "Under 30 Summit" in Philadelphia.  Photo by KYW's Melony Roy)

Nutter Thrilled Forbes’ ‘Under 30 Summit’ Makes Philly Long-Term Home

Forbes Magazine says the annual summit — which debuted in Philadelphia — will make the City of Brotherly Love its home for the foreseeable future.

01/05/2015

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