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Archive: March, 2013

What's Philly's top attraction? The answer might surprise you

Friday, March 29, 2013, 11:24 AM
We've tabulated Philadelphia's top tourist attractions with the help of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. Read more

The 10 richest zip codes in Philadelphia

Friday, March 29, 2013, 11:00 AM
We're continuing to go through Pew Charitable Trust's 2013 state of the city report for Philadelphia (see our previous lists of the 8 most diverse neighborhoods and 15 largest private employers). Today, we're looking at the richest areas. According to Pew, these are the 10 zip codes with highest median... Read more

5 stories to follow: March 29

Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:13 AM
Here's your daily round-up of five stories you need to know: 1. Subway hero: A man who long battled a drug habit became a hero Thursday, when risked his own life to pull a stranger off SEPTA tracks. Christopher Knaflec jumped onto the southbound tracks to help a man who had fallen at the Cecil B.... Read more

5 ways you can still enter the Broad Street Run

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 9:21 AM
The Blue Cross Broad Street Run’s lottery has long closed, and those with spots in the race were notified last month. But if you didn’t sign up in time, or lost out in the lottery, there are still a few ways you can get into the race. But you’ll need to hurry, because some of these... Read more

5 stories to follow: March 28

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:59 AM
Here's your daily round-up of five stories we're following: 1. Doubt about DOMA: The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday about the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Justices appeared skeptical about the 1996 law that withholds federal benefits from married same-sex couples... Read more

The 15 largest private employers in Philadelphia

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 9:43 AM
Earlier this week, we looked at Pew's 2013 state of the city report for Philadelphia and found the city's most diverse neighborhoods. Today, we bring you the city's largest private employers, according to Pew: 1. Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania 2. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 3.... Read more

5 stories to follow: March 27

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 7:22 AM
Here's your round-up of five stories we'll be following today: 1. Same-sex marriage, day two: The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on same-sex marriage for the second day in a row. Today, the justices will consider the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The 1996 law defines... Read more

10 best (and bizarre) skyscrapers of the future

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 6:01 PM
What is the future of life on Earth (and Mars...)? With an eye toward what we humans live in, eVolo Magazine this month announced their picks for best skyscrapers of the future. Here's a look at the three top choices and seven winners of honorable mention. Which would you prefer to reside within... Read more

10 things we learned about Peeps history from the Pa. Senate

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 11:14 AM
The popular Easter candy Peeps are turning 60 this year. The state Senate adopted a resolution earlier this month recognizing Just Born, the Bethlehem business that makes the marshmallow candy, and it's filled with fun facts about the sugary chicks. Here are 10 big dates in Peeps history that we learned: 1... Read more

The 6 largest snowfalls in Philadelphia this winter

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 7:48 AM
Many Philadelphians were surprised by the late-March snow that covered the region Monday morning. So where does the day's snow total rank among other storms this year? Here are the six largest snowfalls this winter in Philadelphia, according to the National Weather Service: 1. Jan. 25: 1.5 inches 2... Read more
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