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(1956-57 photo courtesy of Friends of the Boyd, Inc.)

At 11th-Hour, Anonymous Donor Offers To Purchase Boyd Theater

An unnamed ‘charitable foundation’ has pledged a willingness to buy the historic Boyd Theater, with the intent of preserving the old movie palace.

02/21/2014

(A driver negotiates past a formidable pothole on Fifth Street, north of Market, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Potholes Present Challenge For Delaware Valley Drivers, Repair Crews

The snow is melting, but that’s only exposing more gaping potholes throughout the region.

02/20/2014

(Union leader John Lazar surrounded by   plant workers and local elected officials.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Union Members Urge Boycott As NE Phila. Food Plant Is Shuttered

Area elected officials and union members gathered today outside the former Nabisco and Kraft bakery in Northeast Philadelphia to protest the company decision to close the factory by early next year.

02/19/2014

Architect Gene Kohn presentation before the City Planning Commission.  (credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

SLS International Hotel/Condo Project, New Comcast Skyscraper Seek Zoning Changes

Two projects that will become Philadelphia’s tallest residential and commercial towers went before the City Planning Commission for zoning amendments.

02/18/2014

( Shanta Taylor and Cornell Lisbon, surrounded by their children, exchange wedding vows on Valentine's Day at Reading Terminal Market.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Couples Marry at Reading Terminal Market in Annual Valentine’s Tradition

Judge Jeffrey Minehart, who normally handles high-profile homicide trials, presided in the Center Court of the historic market for Valentine’s Day weddings.

02/14/2014

(A Home Depot store in Northeast Philadelphia was helping customers prepare for the next storm with shovels, flashlights, and batteries, but only limited supplies of salt.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Area Stores Running Out of Rock Salt Ahead of Next Snowstorm

With plenty of winter storms already under our belts and another one on the way Wednesday night, rock salt and other snow-melting chemicals are very hard to find anywhere in the Delaware Valley.

02/11/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Delaware Court Will Oversee Sale of Phila. Inquirer; Auction Rules Still In Limbo

Lawyers say judges in Philadelphia and Delaware have decided the remainder of the Inquirer-Daily News ownership case should be handled in Delaware, because the company was incorporated there.

02/10/2014

(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

(Joe and Dorothy Barry shop for an emergency home generator at a Sears store in Norristown. Photo by Steve Tawa)

Who Wants a Home Generator? While the Power is Out, Everyone.

At a Sears appliance and hardware store in Norristown, Joe and Dorothy Barry were among shoppers awaiting a fresh shipment of

02/06/2014

(Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, gestures toward a Marsden Hartley painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts that will be the subject of one of the Flower Show exhibits this year.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Additional Details of This Year’s Philadelphia Flower Show Revealed

This year’s edition, March 1st through 9th, is called “ARTiculture,” exploring the “fusion of art and horticulture.”

02/04/2014

(Credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Judges In 2 Jurisdictions Asked To Help Dissolve Parent Company Of Philadelphia Inquirer

In yet another twist to the ongoing dispute between feuding owners at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, judges in two jurisdictions – Philadelphia (Common Pleas) and Delaware (Chancery) – are being asked to help dissolve the parent company.

02/03/2014

Kelvyn Anderson and Katy Anderson (right) watch the sign language interpreter in
the City Council Caucus Room. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Robbery Prompts City Council To Raise Awareness For Hearing Disabled

Philadelphia City Council is working to raise awareness about the barriers deaf and hard-of-hearing folks confront in their daily lives.

02/02/2014

(credit: photographer Edward Savaria  Maintenance Staff Member Jack Martin)

Local School Sends A Special Message To Pope Francis

Philadelphia’s only Jesuit elementary school has put out the welcome mat for the Pope, if he visits for the World Meeting of Families – a big Catholic event – to be held in Philadelphia in September, 2015.

01/31/2014

(Protesters took advantage of the former Boyd Theatre's massive marquee on a snowy December day to stage their demonstration opposing the historic site's demolition.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

No Action Taken After Hours of Testimony on Preservation of Center City Movie Palace

A committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission heard four hours of testimony but ran out of time before deciding whether to make an advisory, non-binding recommendation to the full commission.

01/28/2014

(credit: Pew Charitable Trusts)

Millennials Coming To Philadelphia, But Not Staying For Long

There’s good and bad news about ‘Millennials’ in Philadelphia. They’re moving here and they like the town, but they apparently don’t want to stay.

01/26/2014

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