September 25, 2015
security

Pope Week 2015: Travel Restrictions In Place For the Weekend

The time is upon us, Philadelphia. The pope arrives tomorrow, and all around Center City and its surrounding areas you are seeing proof that things are different. Travel restrictions have begun to be implemented all throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Visitors and residents alike will now have to cope with closed roads, metal detectors, and limited train service. Getting from […]
September 24, 2015

Pope Week 2015: Philly Hospitals Prepare for Foreign Ailments

As the world converges on Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families and the long-awaited papal visit, Philly hospitals are kicking things into overdrive preparing for an influx of high patient volume… and for the treatment of sicknesses not normally seen in this part of the world. Simply put, says Mark Ross, regional manager of emergency preparedness for the Hospital […]
September 23, 2015
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Pope Week 2015: Last Minute Preparations for Papal Visit

It’s the Wednesday before the pope’s visit to Philadelphia, and Pope Francis is now officially in the United States. He is visiting Washington D.C. first, and will touch down in New York City on Thursday. Saturday will see him arrive in the City of Brotherly Love. Visitors from all around the world have begun to show up in Philadelphia. A […]
September 23, 2015

Just Sold: 736-38 Pine St A, Philadelphia, PA 19106

736-38 Pine St A, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Just Sold: $439,000 You MUST see the photos – Probably the most gorgeous condo I have listed in the past 26 years. Beyond stunning… the scale, finishes, ceiling height, etc. One bed plus den, 1.5 bath in a brownstone style condo building in Society Hill. If you are looking to fall in love, […]
September 22, 2015
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Pope Week 2015: Philly Theater to Screen Francis’ Favorite Movies

As the days until the pope’s visit tick by, the ripples from his imminent presence continue to be felt throughout Philadelphia. This week (September 22 – 24), the Prince Theater will be screening three of Pope Francis’ favorite movies. All three focus on the working class and the power of the human condition, themes which the pontiff has stated that […]
September 21, 2015
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Pope Week 2015: Will a Million Pilgrims Turn Out?

It’s finally upon us: the week of the pope’s visit to the United States, and specifically to Philadelphia. With mere days left to go until the pontiff touches down in the City of Brotherly Love, the question on every city official’s mind is, how many people are actually going to turn out to see Pope Francis? Early estimates over the […]
September 18, 2015
hospital

Philly Hospitals Prepare for Pope’s Visit

When thinking of Philadelphia infrastructure that needs to be readied to accommodate the many visitors coming to town to see the pope, one doesn’t necessarily think first of hospitals. And yet, the hospitals in and around Center City are on high alert with the pontiff’s visit just a week away at this point. The hospitals have to plan to provide […]
September 17, 2015
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Mayor Nutter Holds Pope Press Conference

Are you excited yet about the pope’s imminent arrival in Philadelphia? Mayor Michael Nutter has a message for those who are still stressing out about logistics: don’t worry, be happy. The mayor held a press conference yesterday, with just ten days to go until the pontiff’s arrival. The conference covered several details not previously discussed, as well as serving to […]
September 16, 2015
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City of Philadelphia Receives Money to Expand Indego

The William Penn Foundation has extended a one-year, $1.5 million grant to the City of Philadelphia so that it can expand its popular bike-sharing program. Mayor Michael Nutter spoke happily about the expansion money, pointing out that Indego has been a tremendous success in just four months of operation. With the grant from the Penn Foundation, he said, the city […]
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