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Welcome America

Stigall Show Log 7.14.14

Chris returns from vacation. Collin Hanna and Michael Bronstein go head to head on this weeks edition of the morning matchup. Chris champions Tom Corbett for finally standing firm on the budget. Chris also talks immigration and the closings of multiple Atlantic City casinos.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/14/2014

(Nicki Minaj.  File photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images)

Nutter Promises City Review Of This Year’s [Expletive Deleted] ‘Welcome America’ Concert

And he says the city will try to make next year’s “Welcome America” concert a bit more G-rated.

07/07/2014

Harry Kyriakodis and his three books at the CBS Broadcast Center. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

New Book Captures Ben Franklin Parkway’s Iconic Past

A Philadelphia author’s book, to be released next week, provides a history of the road in pictures.

07/04/2014

(The concert stage is set up in front of the art museum for Friday's "Welcome America" festivities on the Ben Franklin Parkway.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Urging ‘Welcome America’ Attendees To Keep Cool, Keep Calm

City officials tell concertgoers to dress appropriately for the heat, carry items in a clear bag if possible, and leave the coolers at home.

07/03/2014

Wawa employees build a giant hoagie at the Independence Visitor Center. (Credit: Justin Udo)

Free Wawa Hoagies Today At Independence Mall

Today at noon, Wawa will be giving out FIVE TONS of hoagies in honor of Wawa Welcome America Hoagie Day to “celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of deliciousness.”

07/02/2014

Sanitation worker Joe Johnson watches final act of "Welcome America" festival. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia’s “Welcome America” Week Ends

The Independence Week festival wrapped up Sunday afternoon with a few final performances and activities at Penn’s Landing.

07/07/2013

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07/03/2013

(Mayor Nutter and Wawa president Chris Gheysens roll out a "Welcome America" cake constructed from Tastykake products.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia’s July 4th Celebration Week Events Announced

Mayor Nutter was highlighting the economic benefit of the weeklong celebration for America’s 237th birthday.

05/09/2013

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Philadelphia Police ID Suspect In July 4th Shooting

The violence has people who live on the Parkway concerned about the upcoming Jay-Z, Pearl Jam Concert Series that is sure to bring thousands back to Center City.

07/05/2012

(Mayor Michael Nutter expresses his frustration over the city's gun violence at a City Hall news conference.) (credit: Pat Loeb)

Mayor Nutter: Fourth Of July Shooting Should Not Mar Success Of City’s Celebration

Mayor Michael Nutter expressed his frustration at a City Hall news conference on Thursday over the gun violence that continues to plague Philadelphia, including a shooting during the city’s Fourth of July celebration.

07/05/2012

(Photos by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia’s July 4th Festivities Begin To Take Shape

Some of the events have been announced for this year’s “Welcome America” celebration, during the days surrounding America’s birthday on July 4th.

06/06/2012

(Fireworks above the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  File photo)

Philadelphia July 4th Fireworks Too Late For Youngsters, Some Complain

“There’s no reason why they can’t do it at 9, when it gets dark,” says one woman we spoke with.

07/07/2011

(credit: Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vandalized

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Front and Spruce streets has been vandalized many times in the past. The latest act of destruction happened on one of the busiest weekends of the summer.

06/26/2011

WaWa Welcome America's Taste Of Philadelphia At Penn's Landing (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Wawa Welcome America’s Taste Of Philadelphia Is 3 Days Of Music, Culinary Treats And Fireworks

The Taste of Philadelphia is back in full effect at Penn’s Landing this weekend featuring big name artists such as Aaron Neville and Gerald Vesley.

06/25/2011

(Arthur "?uestlove" Thompson, at lectern, is joined in the Mayor's City Hall reception room by fellow Roots bandmember Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, left; Mayor Nutter, partially hidden; and Philadelphia city representative Melanie Johnson.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Prepares For the ‘Wawa Welcome America’ Festival

Philadelphia is once again getting ready to “Welcome America” for the annual 4th of July celebration. In keeping with tradition, most of the activity will revolve around Penn’s Landing and Independence Mall.

06/15/2011

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