Free Metered Parking On Saturdays For The Holidays

Mayor Michael Nutter announced that metered on-street parking will be free after 11 a.m. every Saturday through January 1, 2011. The free metered parking offer applies to all of Philadelphia’s great commercial business districts, including Rittenhouse Row, Old City, University City,
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The National Dog Show in Philadelphia

2,000 top dogs of more than 150 breeds padded through the National Dog Show, spread out across the expanse of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in central Montgomery County. At the show dogs and their owners compete for honors including first in group and the best in show. In some categories, (more...)

Tweed Ride in Philadelphia

124 dashing dandies and dames on bicycles took to the streets of Philadelphia for a couple of hours. They were dressed in dashing wool caps, silk scarfs, ascots, or bow tie accenting the neck, and of course the Argyle socks. It was a November Tweed Ride in Philadelphia. This movement has (more...)

Mural Arts Program

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Water Magic in Philadelphia

The Schuylkill Banks trail park has been a huge success in Philadelphia since its opening in 2004. On any given day, one can observe city some of the 14,000 residents that pass through the park every day, enjoying the park; from joggers to picnickers to people (more...)

Philadelphia Metro System to Sell Power Back to Grid

Tough economic times mean lower revenues for America’s public transportation systems. Government funding and ridership drop in tandem with tax revenues and incomes, and many transit systems have recently had to raise fares and cut back on services to stay afloat. But the old saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” (more...)

SugarHouse Casino Nearing $5M in First Week Revenue

Opening to much fan fair on Sept. 23, SugarHouse, the first casino in Philadelphia and second to Parx in the metro area, recorded $4.7 million in slots revenue in its first week of operation, state gaming regulators said on Oct. 4. SugarHouse is located on the Delaware riverfront and currently (more...)

Temple University Breaks Ground on International Student Housing

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Drexel’s Commitment Spurs a Large Effort

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Free Audio Tours in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Looking For Its Money Back

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Senate Passes Prison Reform Legislation

In an effort to close the budget gap, the Senate passed prison reform legislation expected to save the Commonwealth up to $100 million within the next three years. Led by Democratic Appropriations Committee Chairman Jay Costa (D-Allegheny), Senate Democrats announced back in February that taking a smart approach to cutting corrections (more...)

“The Army Experience”

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The Best Places In Philly

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Temple University Transit Center Reconstruction in Planning

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