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Eakins Oval Is Returning As a Summertime Pop-Up Festival

The color is coming back. Back in 2013, Philly’s Parks & Rec department started painting the drab parking lot on Eakins Oval with vibrant colors and […]

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Mayor Kenney Is Backed Into One Hell of a Corner Over the Parkway Encampment

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Federal Judge Says Time’s Up for Parkway […]

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Cardi B and Travis Scott Will Headline This Year’s Made in America Festival

Grammy-winning Cardi B and Travis Scott are coming to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The rappers will headline this year’s Made in America festival, scheduled (as always) […]

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Made in America Won’t Return to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Next Year

This might be the last year you can catch Made in America on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. City officials told Billy Penn that starting in […]

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DA’s Office Releases Video of New Suspect in Israeli Flag Vandalism

In hopes of apprehending the chief suspect involved in the defacement of the Israeli flag on the Parkway earlier this week, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s […]

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Police Arrest Man Seen Defacing Israeli Flag on Parkway With a Paint Gun

A 26-year-old man is in custody after police say he was caught spraying red paint on the Israeli flag that flies on the Benjamin Franklin […]

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Prepare for a Ton of Road Closures in Philly This Weekend

Driving in Philly this weekend might be a bit hectic (more than usual, at least). A number of festivals, parades and runs will shut down various […]

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Here Are the Wawa Welcome America Road Closures

Philly has released a list of road closures for the 2017 Wawa Welcome America festival – and it’s quite extensive. The six-day festival, which kicks off […]

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2017 Made in America Lineup: Jay Z, J. Cole, Solange and More

The 2017 Made in America lineup has been announced – and Jay Z and J. Cole will headline the three-day event. The list is full […]

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Charter School Claims It Can’t Operate During the NFL Draft

The 2017 NFL Draft Experience is bringing Philly a slew of street closures and parking restrictions – and apparently it’s prompting a school closure as well. […]

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Prepare for Travel Madness on the Parkway This Week

We told you to start planning for the 2017 NFL Draft Experience earlier this month – and hopefully you paid attention. The biggest – and worst […]

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Yes, That Was Bill Clinton at Made in America

A thrilled Bill Clinton meandered around the Made in America festival grounds on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday, stopping to chat and take photos […]

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It Looks Like the NFL Draft Will Be in Philly Next Year

Per several reports, it seems like the NFL Draft will be in Philadelphia in 2017. In early July, Wendy Ruderman quoted Bob Brady saying it […]


What You’ll Be Eating at Pope Fest

Our intrepid reporter HughE Dillon was on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway while preparations continue to be made for the Pope’s visit this weekend. Along the […]

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Beyoncé to Headline Made in America Festival

Beyoncé will headline one night of the fourth-annual Made in America Festival. R&B artist The Weeknd will headline the other. It is Beyoncé’s second time […]