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Pennsylvania Convention Center

(photo by Mike DeNardo)

City’s New “Portfolio Model” Of School Governance Comes In For Harsh Criticism

Philadelphia’s new “portfolio model” of school governance came in for some harsh criticism at the American Educational Research Association’s annual conference being held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

04/05/2014

(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Philadelphia Flower Show Opens To The Public

Relief from this unusually tough winter arrived Saturday with the opening of the Philadelphia Flower Show to the public.

03/01/2014

Honda blind spot camera screen
(credit: Ian Bush)

New Vehicle Model May Offer Cure For Blind Spots While Driving

With backup cameras getting more common, the next frontier looks to be a cure for blind spots.

02/15/2014

(File photo: final preparations were underway for the Philadelphia Auto Show the day before it opened to the public on Saturday, Feb. 8th, 2014.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Auto Show To Keep Doors Open Despite Snow

Getting to the Pennsylvania Convention Center might be the hardest part, especially if your visit is to research a replacement for a ride that’s worse for wear.

02/12/2014

(File photo: final preparations were underway for the Philadelphia Auto Show the day before it opened to the public on Saturday, Feb. 8th, 2014.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Hundreds of Thousands Expected As Philadelphia Auto Show Opens

The Philadelphia Auto Show opens Saturday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, allowing you to feast your eyes on concept, classic, luxury, and exotic cars.

02/07/2014

(credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

Tattoo Arts Convention Gets Ready To Ink Up Philadelphia This Weekend

The annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention is drawing thousands to the Pennsylvania Convention center this weekend.

01/31/2014

(credit: John McDevitt)

Thousands Of Librarians In Town For Mid-Winter Conference

The American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits is taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

01/25/2014

(Credit: Lynne Adkins)

In Philly For Lacrosse Convention, Company Shines Light on Brain Injuries

More than 7,000 lacrosse enthusiasts from around the country, in Philadelphia for a national convention, are learning about a new device designed to signal a bad hit to the head.

01/10/2014

Spartans perform at Pennsylvania Convention Center. (credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Host Final Practices Before New Year’s Day Indoor Shows

Each club gets four minutes and 30 seconds to put on a theatrical production.

12/31/2013

MummersFest is now underway. (Credit: Suzanne Monaghan)

Festival Offers Sneak Peek Into Mummers Parade

At MummerFest, fans can see the Fancy Brigades practice and can get a look at some of the costumes, props and floats.

12/29/2013

Fancy Brigades perform inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (Credit: file photo)

First New Fancy Brigade In 12 Years Joins Mummers Parade

The Fancy Brigades are the folks who strut indoors, at the Convention Center, with building-size floats and recorded music timed to compliment their choreography.

12/20/2013

(Hotel developer Brooke Lenfest, center, talks with City Council president Darrell Clarke, right, and others just before Council approved a tax break for his project.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Council Approves $33-Million Tax Break For Center City Hotel Project

Developer Brooke Lenfest (center of photo) wants to build two hotels — a “W” and an “Element” — on what is now a parking lot at 15th and Chestnut Streets.

12/12/2013

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Private Company Set To Take Over Day-To-Day Operations Of PA Convention Center

With the booking of major conventions on the decline, the Convention Center board has hired the firm SMG, based in Conshohocken, to take over operations, replacing paid staff.

12/03/2013

Hillary Clinton giving the keynote speech at the Greenbuild expo. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Hillary Clinton Delivers Keynote Speech At Greenbuild Expo

Clinton is a long-time friend of expo sponsor, the Green Building Council, from “greening” the White House as First Lady to requiring LEED certification for all embassies and consulates overseas as secretary of state.

11/22/2013

(USGBC vice president Brendan Owens, second frrom left, participates in a panel discussion about the new LEED v.4 standards.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philly ‘Greenbuild’ Expo Demonstrates Game-Change in Construction Industry

The standards are being updated, according to a LEED official, because green building conventions and tools have become almost too easy to meet.

11/20/2013

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