Broad Street Run passes through South Philly this Sunday – watch for bus detours and parking restrictions

The 39th annual Blue Cross Broad Street run kicks off in North Philly and proceeds 10 miles south to the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. Spectators are encouraged to head out to Broad Street to watch the race and cheer on the runners.  Entertainment and refreshments are available along the

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South Philly’s ‘Secret’ Parks, Gardens & Green Spaces

  Now that Spring is finally here you might be looking for a quiet green space where you can enjoy the sunshine.  Curbed Philly posted a great list of 25 ‘secret’ parks and green spaces in the city.  South Philly was represented by eight sites from six neighborhoods: Hawthorne Park

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Hawthornes owners to match soda tax revenue to donate to Andrew Jackson School

The newly-implemented soda tax has outraged many with the increased prices on not just soda, but also other sugary beverages in the city. Not everyone is getting mad about the tax, though. Local restaurant owners Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico of Hawthornes are making the tax a bigger initiative to raise

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South Street Headhouse District receives $525k grant for safety improvements

The South Street Headhouse District will soon be seeing $525,000 in safety improvements. Earlier this week it was announced by State Rep. Michael O’Brien that the district, which covers South Street and Fabric Row, would receive the grant money.

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Target revealed as Blatstein’s planned Broad and Washington tenant, legal troubles continue for claim to property

Bart Blatstein‘s plans for his 32-story Broad and Washington development have been derailed due to some legal problems that have unfolded over the last few months. Between troubles with Hudson Realty Capital L.L.C. of New York. over claim to the property due to Blatstein’s failure to complete the $18 million purchase

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