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The Woofound App

Looking for something to do, but can’t find inspiration? Woofound has you check off things you like and don’t like in a slideshow-like quiz, then uses those results to suggest nearby activities.

08/13/2012

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Tourism Up This Summer In Philadelphia

Car Schnieder with the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation says the statistics look good for Philadelphia tourism this summer.

07/28/2012

A ticket and a smile? The PPA wants to change their reputation. (file photo)

PPA Officers To Be Trained On Being Friendly, Helpful

The Parking Authority apparently wants a kinder, gentler image, and so officials are going to be training their hundreds of enforcement officers on how to be more friendly and helpful.

07/25/2012

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Tripomatic App

Tripomatic lets travelers (and home town tourists) find nearby points of interest using an incredibly basic (and intuitive) interface.

07/02/2012

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A Good Start For Philadelphia Tourism In 2012

According to a top tourism official, it was a rip-roaring New Year’s holiday in terms of bringing people to enjoy the festivities in Philadelphia.

01/02/2012

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State Lawmaker Wants to Eliminate 3-Day Marriage License Wait in New Jersey

It’s a plan driven more by economics than emotions.

11/30/2011

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Adventuring Through Philadelphia’s Public Transportation

Here are several options to help you escape the hustle and bustle of city life or to enjoy some of the treasures outside of Center City.

10/31/2011

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Magazine Names Philadelphia Tops In History And Culture

More than 40,000 votes were cast, with Philadelphia dominating in one major category.

10/27/2011

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Revenues at Atlantic City’s 11 Casinos Down For Second Straight Month By Less Than 1 Percent

To get excited about a loss may sound crazy, but September’s drop of .6 percent has analysts like Joe Weinert at the Spectrum Gaming Group feeling cautiously optimistic about Atlantic City’s casinos.

10/15/2011

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The Cape May Light House Goes Dark But Remains Open To Visitors

A popular lighthouse down the shore is out of commission but not out of reach.

06/26/2011

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New Jersey Officials Expect Strong Summer Tourism Season

New Jersey officials are set to cash in on what they believe will be a strong summer tourism season, one which could provide a much-needed economic boost to the financially struggling state.

05/29/2011

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Philadelphia Councilman Calls For Crackdown On Aggressive Panhandlers

“If you go around some of our hotels in Center City, go around the Reading Terminal, you would see first-hand what it is I’m talking about,” councilman Frank DiCicco said.

05/13/2011

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Historic USS Olympia Will Spend At Least One More Summer Docked At Penn’s Landing

The oldest steel warship still afloat is open for visitors, but showing signs of wear and tear under the water line. That, paired with a changing mission for its current caretaker, prompted the search for a new one.

04/23/2011

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Local Officials Resist State Takeover Of Atlantic City’s Casino Districts

City Council this week voted for a resolution that pushes for changes in the state takeover particularly the part that puts planning and zoning decisions around the casinos in the hands of a state authority.

04/17/2011

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Tripadvisor Ranks Cape May As One Of The World’s Top Beaches

It ranked second next to Myrtle Beach for US destinations and ninth for world beach destinations.

04/09/2011

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