Traffic Court has become a popular place this summer. Thanks to the city’s Live Stop program, which took effect July 1 and allows police to confiscate cars operated by unlicensed, unregistered drivers, people queue up outside the court as if waiting for concert tickets.
It was no different last Thursday, when the line along Eighth Street stretched half the length of the court building at 800 Spring Garden St. during the peak of the day’s heat.READ MORE
After several weeks of mystery, St. Agnes Medical Center revealed the name of its “Broad Street buddy” during a press event yesterday at the hospital.
St. Agnes is teaming with Comcast-Spectacor to create a new surgical center at the hospital’s Broad and McKean streets location. It will be called Comcast-Spectacor Surgical Services.READ MORE
What was once an uninspiring vacant lot in Grays Ferry is becoming a cheery urban oasis, thanks to the efforts of a few youths who care about sprucing up their community — and who have an artistic touch.
A summer’s worth of work is almost complete on the “art garden” at Peace Plaza, 29th and Wharton streets.READ MORE
During the Revolutionary War, town criers would walk the streets at night to make sure everything was in order.
“The town crier historically went around Philadelphia saying, ‘All is well, all is well,’” noted Anthony Murphy of Philadelphia Operation Town Watch.READ MORE