May 4, 2015

Philadelphia DAs: Pre-K Would Be a Great Bet

Four district attorneys from the greater Philadelphia area got together with a group called Fight Crime: Invest In Kids to give a presentation on why Pennsylvania should consider investing in universal pre-kindergarten education for all children. Attending the presentation were District Attorneys Risa Ferman, Montgomery County; Seth Williams, Philadelphia; Jack Whelan, Delaware County; and Tom Hogan, Chester County. The crux […]
May 1, 2015
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Mayor Will Allow 3D Urban Billboards In Center City

Mayor Michael Nutter has signed a controversial deal that will allow for two three-dimensional “urban billboards” in Center City. The displays, which were proposed some time ago, will mark a whole new experience in city advertising – a revolution that doesn’t please many detractors. The billboards are formally known as Urban Experiential Displays, or UEDs. The UEDs will take the […]
April 30, 2015

Just Sold: 417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Just Sold: $1,860,000 Rare opportunity to live on Society Hill’s best block in this meticulously renovated and appointed townhome featuring historic details, contemporary finishes, attached 2 car garage and private outdoor space. This 20 foot wide, 5000 sq. ft, 4 bedroom/3.5 bath townhouse offers a dramatic first floor with open living room, formal dining room, […]
April 29, 2015

Philadelphia News Briefs: 4/29/15

1.) A new Wawa will be appearing at Broad and Walnut streets in Center City – and it will feature indoor seating. This marks a new direction for Wawa. Several of its stores have outdoor dining space, but nothing inside. The new store, designated a flagship location, will feature sleek and beautiful design and a bar with stool seating for […]
April 28, 2015
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Night Market Philadelphia is Back!

Everyone knows that food trucks are a hot trend right now. What’s not to love about a mobile eatery slinging delicious food? That’s why it’s so exciting that Philly will once again host the Night Market, a gathering of food trucks throughout the city designed to sate the munchies of even the hungriest attendee. This year, nearly 8- food trucks […]
April 27, 2015
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Philly Debates Fee For Plastic Bags

Plastic shopping bags can be a real nuisance. People get them with their purchase at the convenience store or supermarket, and too often they turn into litter – blowing down the street and getting stuck in trees. It’s both bad for the Earth and a blight on the looks of the city streets. Now, Councilman Mark Squilla has proposed a […]
April 24, 2015

Philly Bike Share Kicks Off!

Say hello to Indego, Philadelphia’s new bike share program! It took seven years for city officials to get it together, making the launch of the bike share a big event indeed. Things kicked off with a big celebration at Eakins Oval. There was a big, excited crowd, cheerleaders, and speeches from city officials including Mayor Michael Nutter. At the close […]
April 23, 2015

Eagles’ Schedule Changed For Pope’s Visit

The Philadelphia Eagles’ schedule for the 2015-2016 football season, just like that of every other NFL team, has already been set. The home games and away games have been worked out, and fans have seen the official schedule. For Eagles fans, however, something about this year’s schedule might seem puzzling: of the first four games this season, three of them […]
April 22, 2015
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Feminist Signs Repel Streetside Catcalls in Philly

Is there anything more aggravating, as a woman, than being harassed on the street? Catcalls and inappropriate comments might be intended to flatter, but instead they tend to insult and bother the person at which they are directed. Now, however, catcallers in Philadelphia (and New York City) might pause a moment before opening their mouths. Official-looking “No Catcalling” and “No […]
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