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,
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City Hall From Neglect to Greatness

City Hall: From Neglect to Greatness

Tell the truth: how often do you admire the magnificence of Philadelphia City Hall, while being in Center City? It’s impossible not to do so - it looks sublime, gorgeous and attractive among skyscrapers, boulevards and variety of architectural styles. But we bet you didn't know that it was supposed (more...)

Race Street Pier And Playground Along the Parkway

Race Street Pier And Playground Along the Parkway

There are two news about center city of Philadelphia, that could give you some ideas for summer time: The Race Street Pier opened in May, revived effort to make the Delaware a destination. Mayor Nutter was opening the new public space along the waterfront in Old City, at the corner (more...)

Classic Cars Show in NE Philly

The 8th Annual 98.1 WOGL Classic and Muscle Car Show took place at Red Lion Rd. on last Saturday presenting great vehicles of 60-s, 70-s, and 80-s. Congratulations to the winners: Joe Quigley –1st place in the Muscle Modified category for his Olds W-30 Tom & Kathy Myers –1st place in the Muscle (more...)

Tornado In Northest Of Philadelphia

CBS News, NBC News and other stations reported about the  tornado that hit Northeast of Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon:  the huge cloud descend on the 9800 block of Northeast Avenue. And destroyed a building that houses four businesses - The Beer Hut,R & R Car Repair and others.
The strong storms
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Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll Is Back

University City District (UCD) announced the launch the summer Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll happening on June 10, July 8 and August 12 from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Every first Thursday of the summer,Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia from 42nd to 50th Streets will be rife with $1 deals and fun festivities. The fifteen (more...)

Farmers market opens for the season

Farmers Market Opens For The Season

The Headhouse Square Farmers’ Market kicked  off its fifth season. It is  Philadelphia’s largest and most popular open air farmers’ market.Here you can find all herbs, pastured meat, chicken, eggs and dairy, baked goods and lots of produce. Because the growing season is still young, expect to find products (more...)

Pot Fairy Does PA Deliveries

Philadelphia suburbs residents receive weird parcels. Not so long ago an elderly couple from Upper Darby received a parcel... with 5 pounds of high-quality marijuana. They immediately brought it to the local police station. The return address is Arizona turned out to be fake. Another PA resident has found (more...)

A Suspicious Package Was Found In Old City

A Suspicious Package Was Found In Old City

After Osama bin Laden's death Pennsylvania and New Jersey authorities increased security around religious centers - synagogues and mosques, transportation hubs, and other public places. Officials asked the public to be alert but not fearful.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said,  "there are still people out there who are more (more...)

Old City With New Face

In April Nutter and other city representatives visited Old City businesses to realize on what the city could do better to help develop a stronger business environment, and increase foot traffic in the neighborhood. From the monthly First Friday art and free wine stroll businesses have good profit, but it is not enough (more...)

Buy A License For Your Dog!

Buy A License For Your Dog!

Do you know, that the city requires dog owners in Philadelphia to buy a license? Don't? So, you are not alone. Just 5% of dog owners get them, according to estimates. And $119,000 had add to the city's coffers. But like officials said, it not enough to support the city animal shelter: (more...)

PA towns

Pennsylvania Is Losing Its Population

According to the 2010 U.S. Census data, Bucks County has lost 359 residents which accounts for 18 percent of its population. Langhorne Mayor Chris Blaydon has not been able to figure out how this could be possible.  With the region of southeastern Pennsylvania growing and certain counties getting smaller, they (more...)

Movie shooting in Flower Shop in Northeast Philly

Movie shooting in Flower Shop in Northeast Philly

A unique interior of Stein Flowers Shop in the Mayfair neighborhood, Philadelphia Northeast, will be an independent movie shot location. The shop owner Patrick Kelly said that the filming team was so impressed with the shop’s look that they have decided to add an extra scene to the original counter (more...)

Contactless Cards in SEPTA

Contactless Cards in SEPTA

SEPTA is implementing a new smart card system that will allow for purchasing fares on Septa transportation with the use of a credit, debit, or prepaid card.  The cards will need to hold the “contactless” technology that simply involves placing the card near a ticket machine as opposed to actually (more...)

Union To Protest Against Art Museum Funding

Protest Against Art Museum Funding

On April 11, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will request $2.4 million in city funds for ongoing security at the Parkway endzone. They’ll do so before City Council at 12:45 pm and will be met by a mass protest organized by the Philadelphia Security Officers Union. For over (more...)

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