April 8, 2015

Cherry Blossoms Inspire Celebrations

Spring has… kind of… sprung in Philadelphia. Okay, it’s still pretty damn cold, but the calendar doesn’t lie. And springtime in Philly can mean only one thing – cherry blossoms. Ever since 1926, when the Japanese government gifted 1,600 flowering trees to the city in commemoration of America’s 150th birthday, the turning of the season has been associated with the […]
April 7, 2015
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Community College of Philadelphia Springs For Tuition-Free Teaching

If you are a senior at a Philadelphia city high school this year, listen up – Community College of Philadelphia may be offering you a free ride through school. The college is going tuition-free for all low-income incoming freshmen who meet certain income requirements and admissions standards. The program is called “50th Anniversary Scholars,” in honor of the college’s half-century […]
April 6, 2015

Philadelphia Millennials Wary of Homebuying

For generations, American young adults have followed a certain life script: move out of your parents’ home, go to college, get a job, get married, buy a home, start a family. There’s some wiggle room for the order of events, but the gist is clear. As the generation known as Millennials continue to grow up and move through the milestones […]
April 2, 2015

Phillies Pack On the Calories With Triple-Triple Burger

It’s hard out there for Phillies fans. The team… well… how does one say it nicely? They lost more games than they won this past year and the year before as well (73 – 89). They’re sucking pretty badly, to be baldly honest. Is it any wonder that fans are so angry? The old Veterans Stadium contained a courtroom and […]
April 1, 2015

Philly Named a Bike-Friendly City

Philadelphia has earned itself another national distinction – it has been recognized as one of the United States’ most bike-friendly cities. The BetterDoctor blog listed the top 50 cities for bikers recently; Philly snagged the number ten spot on that list. According to the blog, 2.14% of Philadelphia commuters bike their way to work and the city earned an overall […]
March 31, 2015

Amazon Home Services Comes to Philadelphia

Amazon Home Services has come to Philadelphia. The service, which connects customers with service pros to fulfill a wide variety of in-home tasks, just piloted locally. Are the multilingual instructions on your IKEA bookcase getting the better of you? Need help mounting your brand-new flat screen TV on the wall? Looking to hire a magician for your kid’s next birthday […]
March 30, 2015

Rainbow Crosswalks Coming to the Gayborhood

The Gayborhood will be showing its true colors in fine style this summer. Thanks to Philly Pride Presents and the City of Philadelphia, permanent rainbow-hued crosswalks will be coming to two intersections in the Washington Square West neighborhood. This burst of color is meant to celebrate the Gayborhood’s heritage as a haven for the LGBT community and a place of […]
March 27, 2015

Philly Actor Brings Ben Franklin to Life

Living in Philadelphia brings us close to the lives of many famous founding Americans. It’s hard to say, though, that anyone today can claim as much of a kinship with Philadelphia’s colonial past as can Bill Robling, an actor and historian who has perfected his portrayal of Benjamin Franklin. Robling, who gets his Ben on as many as 150 times […]
March 26, 2015
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Archdiocese Seeks Volunteers For Pope’s Visit

The archdiocese of Philadelphia is seeking some ten thousand volunteers for Pope Francis’ visit to the city in September. This was announced by Archbishop Charles Caput in his weekly column. Pope Francis is visiting Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, which will be held September 22nd – 27th. The pope will be celebrating the Meeting with a huge mass […]
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