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PPA Refused to Ticket Republican Senator’s Illegally Parked Car

If your car is parked in a no-stopping zone in Center City, you will, no doubt, get a $51 ticket. Your car might even be […]

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Police Name Suspect in Union League Staircase Vandalism

Police have identified a suspect wanted in the Union League staircase vandalism that occurred Monday morning.

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Here’s Video of the Suspect in the Union League Staircase Vandalism

The Philadelphia Police Department has released surveillance video and images showing the suspect wanted for stealing a brass railing from the Union League staircase and […]

Union League steps - railing destroyed - CBS 3 cameraman filming
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Vandal Destroys Union League Steps Overnight [UPDATED]

UPDATE 10/25: Police just released surveillance footage of the suspect. Click here to see the video. ORIGINAL: An apparent brass thief destroyed part of the […]

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Donald Trump Reveals Plans for the Military in Union League Speech

In Philadelphia today, Donald Trump was something he rarely is on the campaign trail: specific. Today at the Union League’s Lincoln Hall, Trump’s half-hour speech […]

There's been quite the brouhaha about the Union League's repeated attempts to buy a golf course. Lost in the shuffle, though, was that, according to the Inquirer they also bought the Backyard, a gorgeous little BYOB in Stone Harbor, and made it members only. This is sad. I love that restaurant, and while I've been a guest at the Union League, I'm more likely to renounce my New Jersey residency or get a cat than join, so getting back to the Backyard would depend on leaning on a member. I'm not surprised the Union League set its sights on Stone Harbor. It's long been a vacation spot for the Mainline/Haddonfield crowd, so of course they bought a restaurant there and not among that new money crowd over in Avalon or, God forbid, the plebes of Sea Isle. Two tips if you want to stay in Stone Harbor for great food (because my first instinct would be to shoot down the parkway to Cape May): Check out the Water Star Grille at the Reeds in Stone Harbor, which is a wonderful spot with nice water views that also has a full bar. Or see if the Backyard's opening up before Memorial Day and try to bluff your way in on May 17th, a day on which Union League members will be wearing giant hats at the Radnor Hunt.
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Union League Membership Moving from Main Line to Center City, South Jersey

Is the Philadelphia old guard rich power base — or whatever — moving out of the Main Line? Let’s not write the obituary for it […]

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Morning Headlines: Union League Bids for Another Golf Club

For the second time in recent memory, the Union League is getting ready to bid on a local golf club, which might come as a […]

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Developer Beats Union League and Cherry Hill in Battle Over Woodcrest Country Club

The contested Woodcrest Country Club was won at auction this morning by Cherry Hill Land Associates, which prevented Philadelphia’s Union League–as well as Camden County–from […]

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Union League Gets a New Look

That august institution founded in 1862 by President Lincoln, Broad Street’s French Renaissance Union League of Philadelphia is getting an interior makeover. A new demonstration […]

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Union League Could Buy Cherry Hill Golf Course

Philly.com reports that the Union League wants to buy Cherry Hill golf course, probably to create a more diverse set of locations where the city’s […]

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HughE Dillon: Union League Fashion Show

The ladies committee of the Union League of Philadelphia held their 46th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show last week. Below: this year’s chairperson Lynsie Solomon, […]

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VIDEO: Watch a Pulitzer Winner Speed Read Green Eggs and Ham

If you’ve ever wanted to watch a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist speed-read a Dr. Seuss book, then you’re in look. Kristen Graham—who simply crushes it on […]

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HughE Dillon: Shane Victorino Foundation Fashion Show

Philadelphia Phillie Shane Victorino hosted his third annual All-Star Celebrity Shane Victorino Foundation Fashion Show last night at the Union League in Philadelphia. Strutting the […]

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HughE Dillon: Washington’s Birthday Bash at Union League

Washington’s Birthday is seared into my head as a day my mom would pile my seven siblings into the station wagon and head to McDonald’s […]