September 29, 2015
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Mayor Nutter Dubs Papal Visit a Success

Michael Nutter, the mayor of Philadelphia, held a “post-game” press conference discussing the monumental event that was the pope’s visit over the weekend. In the mayor’s eyes, the visit was a complete success. He spoke emotionally about how much the event meant to him and his family, as well as the thousands of faithful who thronged the city to get […]
September 28, 2015

Pope Leaves Philadelphia, Life Returns (Almost) to Normal

It was a phenomenal weekend in Philadelphia. After months of hype and preparation, the pope showed up in the city. He visited nuns and prisoners, he kissed babies, he held two masses, and he inspired countless thousands who came out to hear his messages of love and acceptance. The crowds lit up when he passed in his open car, and […]
September 25, 2015
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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
amor

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
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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 […]
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