Philadelphia Zoo Beautification

The Philadelphia Zoo's 42-acre Victorian garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around
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A New Historical Place in Philadelphia

On December 15th a new historical site The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation will be opened with a ceremony in Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park. Philadelphians and city visitors will receive an opportunity to see the story of the inhabitants of the first executive (more...)

Philadelphia Payment Provider Takes Donations For WikiLeaks

A group of internet activists had disrupted the websites of companies, who stopped facilitating donations to WikiLeaks, including MasterCard and Visa, by bombarding them with millions of bogus visits. Mobile-to-mobile payment provider Xipwire (pronounced Zipwire based in Philadelphia says it is taking donations for WikiLeaks, after several U.S. companies cut ties (more...)

Good Luck Northeast!

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Please, Don’t Smoke In Philadelphia!

“We know that about 30% or three in 10 adults in Philadelphia are currently smokers, we want them to be able to successfully stop smoking,” - said Health Commissioner Dr. Donald Schwartz. And the city now is serious about the fight with smoking. The health department announced its intention to conduct one-on-one (more...)

5,000 Lights Will Illuminate Philadelphia’s Largest Christmas Tree

The annual Rittenhouse Square Tree Lighting Ceremony, hosted by Rittenhouse Row and the Friends of Rittenhouse Square on Tuesday, November 30th at 5:00 p.m. This holiday tradition, the Rittenhouse Tree Lighting ceremony will illuminate Philadelphia’s largest Christmas tree with more than 5,000 brilliant lights. Festivities will also include children’s ornament-making, and games (more...)

$2.7 Million For Rush State Park Improvements

State Sen. Mike Stack today joined elected officials, the Rendell administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Parkwood Civic Association to announce significant state funding to make improvements to Benjamin Rush State Park in Northeast Philadelphia. The $2.7 million in capital budget funding will go toward (more...)

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, Manayunk, Chestnut Hill, East Passyunk, etc. The Philadelphia Parking Authority (more...)

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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