August 20, 2015

LGBT Groups Made Unwelcome During Pope’s Visit

The pope’s visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families is being billed as an event significant to more than just Catholics, a platform valuable to anyone who values freedom, love, and other positive values. Unfortunately, it seems that the open arms extended by the Church during the papal visit are closed to those representing LGBT equality. A recent […]
August 19, 2015

Just Listed: 2020 Brandywine St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

2020 Brandywine St, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Just Listed: $590,000 Location, Location, Location – Renovated 4bed/2bath townhome with large patio and 2-tiered roof deck on one of the best tree lined blocks in the Art Museum Area! Open layout first floor with hardwood floors and fireplace with original marble mantle highlight the living and dining areas which open to the modern eat-in […]
August 19, 2015

Day of Kindness Planned for Dalai Lama Visit

Philadelphia is known for many things, but it has a bit of a reputation when it comes to the kindness of its citizens. In a nutshell, Philly residents aren’t known to be the nicest of folks. Our sports fans are brash and loud, and our population doesn’t suffer fools lightly. For at least one day, however, Philadelphia is about to […]
August 19, 2015

Just Sold: 3537 Sunnyside Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129

3537 Sunnyside Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129 Just Sold: $235,900 Appealing c. 1880 three story row located on charming Sunnyside Ave. This graceful home is filled with charm, natural light, character and, with over 1600 sq feet, plenty of space. Rooms are large and well proportioned. Ceilings are high. The first floor is completely open from front to back. Enter and you […]
August 19, 2015

Just Sold: 5302 Knox St, Philadelphia, PA 19144

5302 Knox St, Philadelphia, PA 19144 Just Sold: $309,000 Welcome home to this seven bedroom, completely renovated Victorian home dating back to 1866 in the highly sought after Penn Knox neighborhood. This has been completely restored with all new plumbing, electrical, flooring, kitchen, baths, windows and a finished 1000 square foot walk-out basement but most of the original detail and character […]
August 17, 2015

Timeline: Security and Traffic Closings on the Pope Weekend

  10 p.m. Thursday, September 24th:  The Secure Perimeter around Ben Franklin Parkway and Secure Vehicle Perimeter will go into effect. Vehicles must be removed from certain roads within the Secure Vehicle Perimeter. This covers the area around City Hall, the Art Museum, Washington Square and Independence Hall. 6 a.m. Friday, September 25th: The Secure Perimeter from 12th Street west […]
August 14, 2015

Details of Security Perimeter for Pope’s Visit Emerge

It’s official, Center City – the fence is real. The security fence that was rumored for the pope’s visit is turning out to be an actuality, despite all the times that city officials said that it wasn’t. Maps were released yesterday showing the parts of Center City that will be affected. The so-called “traffic box” will make it nearly impossible […]
August 13, 2015
Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama Tickets Go On Sale

Having enough of hearing about the pope and his September visit? Perhaps the Philadelphia sojourn of another world religious leader is more to your liking. The Dalai Lama will be visiting Philly in October, just a month after Pope Francis makes his visit. He will also be in town for only two days. The Dalai Lama will be in town […]
August 12, 2015

Papal News Roundup: August 12th

1.) Still coming up short on a place to stay while the pope is in town? Consider booking a bunk on the Battleship New Jersey, which is offering stays for $75 per person, per night to sleep in the same beds that the sailors used to use. There are 400 bunks available, and you can’t beat that price. Nor will […]
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