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Philly Coronavirus News: Social Distancing and Masks Still a Huge Problem on SEPTA

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Social Distancing and Masks Still a Huge Problem on SEPTA During Philly Coronavirus Crisis The mask message is sinking […]

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Philly’s July 4th Wawa Welcome America Celebration Will Be Virtual This Year

Were you planning on heading out to the Ben Franklin Parkway on July 4th? If so, it’s time to come up with a new plan. […]

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4th of July Concerts in Philly: The Good, the Bad and the Completely Inexplicable

This year, the City of Philadelphia has chosen Cuban-American rapper Pitbull as the featured entertainment in the birthplace of America to celebrate said birth. By […]

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Broadway’s Allison Blackwell Comes Home to Sing With the Philly POPS

Allison Blackwell doesn’t find herself in Philadelphia very often anymore. The Montgomery County native has been in New York for more than a decade, performing […]

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July 4th Fireworks in and Around Philadelphia

Wherever you are in the Philadelphia area this July 4th holiday weekend, we’ve picked out a spectacular fireworks display to help you celebrate America’s 240th […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Wawa Welcome America Parade to Have First LGBT Float

The LGBT float for the Wawa Welcome Forth of July Parade will include Mummers, local drag queens, and community leaders. It’s been roughly 10 years […]

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Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. to Headline 4th of July Concert

The 4th of July concert is going to have an all-Philadelphia feel this year. Two headliners for the annual 4th of July concert on the […]

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No Roots on July 4th?

Say it ain’t so, Questo. The Roots won’t be headlining the Wawa Welcome America! Festival on July 4th, according to this report from Billy Penn. […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Wawa Welcome America

It’s no secret that Philadelphia goes all out for Independence Day, with the City’s main celebrations manifesting in the form of Wawa Welcome America. The annual program comprises a whole […]

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Philadelphia Has Officially Ruined the Fourth of July

On a too-humid day late in May, Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter, a Wawa bigwig, various other city officials and the media, including us, gathered in […]

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How To Effectively Use Profanity In The Workplace

Mayor Nutter has come under some heat this past week over the more-than-liberal use of profanity during the recent Fourth of July concert on the Parkway. […]

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Curses! Mayor Nutter to Review July 4th Concert

Mayor Nutter says he will review whether the city’s July 4 concert — which featured pop musicians cursing frequently in front of the crowd and […]

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10 Things To Do This Weekend: Independence Day Celebrations In The City

   

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Things To Do in Philly on July 4th That Aren’t Fireworks

Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival: Starting this July 4th and going through the 6th, the 15th annual Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival will be […]

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8 Things To Do This Week: Movies, Concerts, and More