Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII Championship Celebration

The City of Philadelphia is proud to honor the 2018 Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles with a parade this Thursday, February 8, starting at 11am, along a route that will stretch from the Lincoln Financial Field stadium complex
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Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting

June 24–September 13, 2015 “If you see only one exhibition this year—make it this one” -- Daily Telegraph (London) Tickets for the acclaimed exhibition Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting, which is making its only U.S. stop in Philadelphia this summer, will be on sale in April. The exhibition will be presented at the Philadelphia (more...)

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Presents: A Family-Friendly Summer

Mini-Vacations Await In The Museums, Parks & Attractions Along The Parkway Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway, above, is lined with plenty of attractions for all ages. Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™ This summer, the venerable venues lining Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway shed their serious sides and get seriously (more...)

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Presents: A Family-Friendly Summer

Mini-Vacations Await In The Museums, Parks & Attractions Along The Parkway Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway, above, is lined with plenty of attractions for all ages. Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™ This summer, the venerable venues lining Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway shed their serious sides and get seriously kid-friendly. The (more...)

Kerry, Lavrov Hold Constructive Meeting on Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, seen here at U.N. Headquarters, held a “very constructive” 90-minute meeting about a proposed U.N. Security Council resolution to hold the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad accountable for its chemical weapons stockpile, senior U.S. officials (more...)

Supreme Court Decisions Highlight Evolving Nature of Civil Rights

By Bridget Hunter Staff Writer It might seem strange that in a government of the people, by the people and for the people, the guardianship of constitutional rights rests with nine individuals appointed for life, yet that model has served the United States effectively for more than two centuries. The (more...)

NASA, ESA Help Solve Riddle of Black Hole Spin

This is an artist’s conception of a supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of the sun. Two X-ray space observatories, NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton, have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, (more...)

Wawa Welcome America! Begins with Reading … and the Runway!

Wawa Welcome America! will begin today with the first installment of its popular Go 4th & Learn series of free, educational and interactive sessions for kids. The first Go 4th and Learn will be Go 4th & Learn About History, an outdoor event in kid-friendly Franklin (more...)

Israeli Scientist Named Winner of World Food Prize

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer An Israeli water and soil expert has been named winner of the 2012 World Food Prize. The announcement of Daniel Hillel as winner was made at a June 12 ceremony at the State Department. Hillel developed methods to bring water to crops in arid regions, increasing food production (more...)

President Obama on Yom HaShoah

Statement by the President on Yom HaShoah On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, I join people of all faiths across the United States, in Israel and around the world in paying tribute to all who suffered in the Shoah—a horrific crime without parallel in human history.  We honor the (more...)

Northeast Philadelphia Residents Won The Case About Methadone Clinic

Last summer about 750 Northeast Philly citizens and some politicians raged against the proposal of northeast Philadelphia methadone clinic. They took their case to the zoning board to appeal, when found out that 200 to 700 drug users would be receiving methadone there each day. This week the (more...)

U.S. Election Procedures

Thousands of administrators are responsible for organizing and conducting U.S. elections, including tabulating and certifying the results. These officials have an important and complex set of tasks — setting the exact dates for elections, certifying the eligibility of candidates, registering eligible voters and preparing voter (more...)

U.S. Economy “Built to Last” Must Be Fair

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer President Obama, in his 2012 State of the Union address, outlined his vision for America’s future. As the United States recovers from an economic recession, Obama said January 24, it needs “an economy built to last” that will support all who want to work, as well (more...)

Hockey Coach Arrested On Sex Charge In Elkins Park

Ivan Pravilov, a 48-year-old Ukrainian, who operated the Unique Hockey School, was arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted two 14-year-old hockey players, FOX News reported. The Unique Hockey School directed practice sessions at the rink, located in Elkins Park. Members of Pravilov's program, also known as Druzhba '78. Federal court (more...)

Remembering “Extra-Special” Space Shuttle Flight

By Louise Fenner Staff Writer Joan Higginbotham remembers how the Earth looked when she saw it from the space shuttle Discovery in 2006. There is nothing in space to distort the view, she said, “and when you look down on the ocean there are such vibrant blues and greens (more...)

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