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A Philadelphia city councilman wants to slash in half the amount of time that you can leave a Winnebago or other humongous recreational vehicles parked on a neighborhood street.
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Police say a pregnant woman has died, and the baby she was carrying is in critical condition after a shooting in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Captain Steven Murianka says the gunman fired about a dozen shots at an unknown target and the victim, hundreds of yards away, got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time: "She was watching her neighbors seven-year-old in close proximity, and one of the bullets from up here travelled down the block and struck her in the face."
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Now celebrating its 40th anniversary with financial stability and grand plans for seasons to come, Opera Philadelphia had two lanes of Broad Street blocked Friday with a climate-controlled tent to house a catered dinner. First, there was an intimate concert with 400 listeners sitting on the Academy of Music stage to hear internationally established singers whose careers began here, Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello.
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The African American Museum of Philadelphia opened a new exhibit this week that makes a haunting comparison between the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and modern day sweatshops. Titled, "Cash Crop," the exhibit is inspired by a diagram of the Brooks slave ship- a symbol of the Trans-Atlantic trade that depicts images of human bodies crammed inside the hull of a ship.
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On the National Register of Historic Places, the Wayne Hotel , in Wayne, Pa., is now a modern, newly restored hotel with a long history. "The Wayne Hotel was built because it was one of the few transient hotels between Philadelphia and Lancaster," says David Brennan, general manager of the Wayne Hotel .
A late night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond Saturday looking for the shooter or shooters. "This attack was an ambush.
Long-time Philadelphia indie-rock favorites Dr. Dog are set to take the stage at the Mann tonight. With over eight albums and a handful of EPs under their belts, the six-piece has a plethora of material to chose from to curate a rockin' set-list.
Never mind the world outside David Lynch's studio window: the sun beaming on the Hollywood Hills, the sprinklered lawns ringed by dry chaparral, the open-top tourist vans prowling for homes of stars. Stationed at his long desk, chain-smoking American Spirits, tossing the butts on the concrete floor, the celebrated filmmaker and artist is time-traveling to 1960s Philadelphia, recalling his 5A1 2 years in a city that seeped into his soul.
Police said the incident occurred shortly before 1:45 a.m. inside a residence on the 900 block of North Saint Bernard Street. A 32-year-old man was stabbed once in the left forearm and once in the back of the head, police said.
"The 2014-15 Season is the third season with our music director, Yannick Nezet-Seguin. The way that he plans out seasons is that each concert tells a story, and each concert has some connection to an overall theme in the season," explained Jeremy Rothman, the vice president of artistic planning at the Philadelphia Orchestra, who offered a brief preview of the 2014-15 Season.
The family of the little girl who was abducted from her West Philadelphia kindergarten class continues to pursue legal action against the Philadelphia school district. Family attorney Tom Kline says that although the little girl has shown resilience and maturity far beyond her years, the incident showed the "abysmal failures of the Philadelphia school district."
University City Science Center officially opened its latest building at 3737 Market St., making it the 16 th structure to round out its West Philadelphia campus. The $115 million, 334,000-square-foot building going under the name 3737 Science Center was built in a joint venture between the Science Center and Wexford Science + Technology.
Well-known philanthropist and businessman HAROLD HONICKMAN along with his lovely wife hosted a plush fundraiser for City COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE at the Rittenhouse Hotel. The guest of honor was former GOV.
While it might be completely counterintuitive, a Philadelphia running group is asking you to lace up your sneakers and pound the pavement for free donuts and fried chicken. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, runners of all skill levels will meet at the University City Philadelphia Runner store for either a two, four or six mile run that finishes with freebies from Federal Donuts.
A Philadelphia schoolteacher died Thursday from stab wounds police believed were self-inflicted in a lobby restroom at a South Philadelphia hotel. The woman, 48, was a sixth grade teacher at Key School in the 2200 block of South Eighth Street in South Philadelphia.
Joseph Griffin, 30, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault, terroristic threats, intimidation of a wittness, harassment and recklessly endangering another person, the Police Department announced in a news release. According to the District Attorney's Office, the assault unfolded June 4 inside the couple's home in Northeast Philadelphia.
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