Back to normal today: Schools, courts

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Philadelphia is getting back to fully functioning. The city has been in shutdown mode since late last week, but papal-visit-related closures... Read more

10 highlights from Nutter on pope's visit

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Mayor Michael Nutter and other officials discussed the conclusion of the papal visit on Monday. Here are 10 takeaways from the briefing: 1... Read more

Cleanup underway after papal visit

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Pope Francis is back in Rome, but some remnants of his trip to Philadelphia remain. Crews were out on city streets Monday morning, removing... Read more

Smooth train travels this morning, but 4-hour waits tonight?

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Update: Around 3 p.m., SEPTA's command center was preparing for delays of up to 4 hours tonight for regional rail. SEPTA's Command Center... Read more

Independence Mall gets back to normal

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Normalcy returned to Independence Mall Sunday, a day after Pope Francis' speech to a massive crowd at the historic venue. Workers were removing... Read more

Aerial photo: The Parkway crowd

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Center City seemed pretty empty Saturday -- but not the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from above. Lt. David Bonk, of the Philadelphia Police Department's... Read more

Will busy day for pope include abuse victims?

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With Saturday's visit going off without a glitch, Pope Francis has another busy day in Philadelphia. With wildly differing estimates of the... Read more

A long wait after a long day

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Tom Mellett and Maureen Schmidt stood on the corner of Filbert and 11th streets as things died down along the parkway. Old friends who were... Read more

Parkway flooded with families for papal festival

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The ever-changing road closures and security plans weren't enough to keep hundreds of thousands from flooding the Parkway Saturday. And despite long walks across bridges and hours of standing for a glimpse of the pope, many families weren't deterred from bringing kids of all ages. Read more

Man detained after allegedly jumping fence onto Parkway

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Police briefly detained a young man who jumped over a fence and onto the parkway around 9 p.m. Read more

Center City security checkpoint closed due to crowds

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The security checkpoint at 15th and Chestnut streets was closed Saturday evening as authorities dealt with an influx of people in Center City for Pope Francis' appearances. Read more

Aerial shot: Papal crowds swarm Independence Mall

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Masses of people gathered at Independence Mall Saturday afternoon to hear Pope Francis give a speech touching on immigration and religious freedom. Read more

Crowds in awe by Pope Francis

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Pope Francis has arrived at Independence Mall, and will soon speak to the crowd. Here's what some reporters on the ground are seeing: Read more

NJSP: Troopers whisk woman getting kidney through pope crowds

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While thousands waited for a glimpse of the pope Saturday, a New Jersey woman got the phone call she had long awaited: Jefferson University Hospital had found a donated kidney for her. Read more

Afternoon crowds: Parkway and Independence Mall

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With hours still to go before Pope Francis is set to appear at either Independence Mall or the Festival of Families on the Benjamin Franklin... Read more

Pre-owned papal fencing

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Some of the fencing for papal events in Philadelphia still has some evidence from a past use: Pope fence --or time machine? pic.twitter.com/OxHs2gNyTq —... Read more

Independence Mall checkpoint frustration mounts

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The 4th and Chestnut security entrance to the Independence Hall area opened at 7:05 a.m., an hour and five minutes late. The long wait caused... Read more

Hey Philly: It's showtime!

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Pilgrims were lined up to see Pope Francis before 5 this morning. The small group waited in a fenced off area at Franklin Square, just off... Read more

Confusion over food for homeless during papal visit

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There was some confusion Friday over the promised food vouchers that the city plans on distributing to homeless people whose routines have been disrupted by the Pope's visit. Read more

Outreach workers get homeless to leave the Parkway

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Shortly before midnight Thursday, it was a final few hands of the regular LOVE Park pinochle game for Willie Smith, 54, a truck driver who... Read more

In Philly, first security checkpoints go up

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The first checkpoints are now in place as security perimeters start to go into effect for the weekend papal visit. The Benjamin Franklin Parkway... Read more

Highlights: Nutter briefing on papal visit

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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, city tourism officials and others held a final briefing in advance of this weekend's papal visit. Read more

Twitterverse in Philly: Calm before the papal storm?

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As preparations for this weekend's papal visit pick up, some Philadelphians are noticing: It's oddly quiet out there. Read more

Recap: Questions, answers with Mayor Nutter

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Join us at 10 a.m. for a live Q&A with Mayor Nutter and his planning team about preparations and logistics. The team includes: Everett... Read more

Walking routes to papal events, banned items announced

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The Secret Service, city and state authorities have announced pedestrian routes for the pope's public events on Sept. 26 and 27, along with a lengthy list of what not to bring. Read more

Feds to D.C. workers: Stay home during papal visit

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Federal government workers in Washington, D.C., should stay home when Pope Francis is in that city later this month. Read more

Pope Francis expert: Papal panic nothing new

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Austen Ivereigh, who wrote the Francis biography “The Great Reformer,” has two reassuring observations - none of the Philly papal panic is new and once the Holy Father gets here, it’ll all be a distant memory: Read more