Philadelphia – Fund-Raising City

President Obama is coming to Philadelphia. His visit could complicate the afternoon rush, local press reported. The motorcade is likely to head up I-95 on its way to a reception at the Hyatt at the Bellevue, a few blocks
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Philly Zoo Welcomes Two Snow Leopard Cubs

The Philadelphia Zoo is celebrating the birth of two snow leopards! On June 9th a 3-year-old snow leopard Maya gave birth to two cutest little cubs. Their father, a snow leopard Amga from the Denver Zoo, would not be able to assist in their raising, so they were given into their (more...)

4th of July Street Closures in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is getting ready for the biggest state holiday of the year – Independence day, numerous events will during ongoing Wawa Welcome America! Festival will take place in the Center City, and of course many streets will be closed beyond and during the 4th of July. Planning your trip to (more...)

Philadelphia Pipe Organ Celebrates It's 100 Anniversary

Philadelphia Pipe Organ Celebrates It’s 100 Anniversary

The Wanamaker pipe organ, located in Macy’s (former Grand Court) in the Philadelphia Center City, celebrates it’s 100 anniversary, CBS News reported. “This organ actually represents three symphony orchestras in its scope and size,” said Peter Richard Conte. He has been an organist since 1989. And on the anniversary day he (more...)

Three Men Kill Neighborhood Grocer

Police are searching for three cold-blooded murderers that have shot to death a North Philadelphia store owner. 59-year-old Felix Rodriguez – the owner of Los Ingenitos grocery store at 2400 North 9th Street – was shot six times in the face, neck, chest and groin, according to police. On Saturday night Felix (more...)

Bucks County Murder

Horrible Tragedy in Bucks County

A 44-year-old Warrington man killed his wife and son with a baseball bat on Friday night before taking his own life.  He committed suicide by laying in front of a train, police reported. Authorities said, the man called 911 at 9:40 p.m. on Friday. The caller was exceedingly polite, even thanking (more...)

Marathoner To Attempt Stair Climbing World Record

Philadelphia, PA –On June 25, 2011, from 7am – 7pm, Chris Solarz (age 32) will attempt to break the Guinness World Record™ for the “Greatest Vertical Height Climbed in 12 Hours.” The 53-story building at Three Logan Square (formerly known as the Bell Atlantic Tower) will host Chris’s record attempt.  He (more...)

String of Break-Ins in Northeast Philadelphia

String of Break-Ins in Northeast Philadelphia

Northeast detectives are investigating a string of break-ins at three area businesses along Roosevelt Boulevard early Sunday morning.

All three burglaries were reported 8 a.m. but occurred sometime overnight, police say.

A front window was smashed at both Anego’s Pizza and Happy Garden located on the 9900 block of Roosevelt Boulevard but

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Mayor Nutter Raising Parking Meter Rates To Help School Budget

What to do for helping the School District  of Philadelphia's bailout? The mayor of Philadelphia plans to increase in the cost of parking on the street in Center City and University City. CBS Philadelphia reported, that on-street parking rates in the core of Center City (Arch to Locust, 4th Street to 20th) (more...)

SEPTA rolls out scheduling aid for cellphone and Internet

SEPTA rolls out scheduling aid for cellphone and Internet

SEPTA on Thursday unveiled electronic systems for the Internet and cellphones to give bus and trolley riders a clue as to when their next ride might show up. However, the cellphone system won't work for T-Mobile or Sprint customers, about 25 percent of the local market. The systems will give riders the (more...)

Cottman Ave Lane Openings Near I-95

Cottman Ave. Lane Openings Near I-95

State Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Mike McGeehan announced today that the two westbound lanes of Cottman Avenue were opened as part of the ongoing project to improve the Cottman/Princeton interchange of Interstate 95 in Northeast Philadelphia. "This is good news as the unofficial start of summer begins,” Stack said. “This (more...)

Philadelphia is among 10 Best Cities for Bachelors

Philadelphia is among 10 Best Cities for Bachelors

What’s important to single men? According to Maxim’s menu bar, it’s "gaming, girls, humor, movies, music, sports, stuff, TV and video." Time and money are precious, so when it comes to where  guys  live, their priorities are that it fit their budget, be close
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Navy Week in Philadelphia

Navy Week in Philadelphia

Mayor Michael Nutter and Navy officials celebrated Navy Week in Philadelphia by participating in a kickoff program and various community beautification projects today at the Carousel House, Belmont Avenue and N. Concourse Drive, in West Fairmount Park. The U.S. Navy and City of Philadelphia partnered for this community service project as part (more...)

Police Shuts Down Bars

Police May Get a Right to Close Problematic Bars

After last weekend shooting near Feltonville bar in Philadelphia in which 9 people got injured, Philadelphia Republican John Taylor, the chairman of the state House Liquor Control Committee, has announced that soon his panel will consider a bill that would allow State Police to shut down bars linked to violence. (more...)

Philadelphia City Council Thinking About Market Street Revitalization

Market Street Could Revitalize

Market Street east could revitalize - long term planst could get a shot next month with an ordinance before City Council, reported CBS News. “It ought to be Fifth Avenue, it ought to be Michigan Avenue in Chicago,” - Paul Levy, president of the Center City District, says. - " There (more...)

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