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Why dome lights are dark at Camden’s Adventure Aquarium

Lights out? Adventure Aquarium's dome no longer illuminates Camden's skyline and there is no plan to fix the lights.

Why dome lights are dark at Camden’s Adventure Aquarium

Lights out? Adventure Aquarium's dome no longer illuminates Camden's skyline and there is no plan to fix the lights.

What’s going into the new Fashion District Philadelphia, former Gallery mall

The redevelopment of The Gallery into the Fashion District has been in the works for years. Here's what we know about construction and what stores will be there.

What’s going into the new Fashion District Philadelphia, former Gallery mall

The redevelopment of The Gallery into the Fashion District has been in the works for years. Here's what we know about construction and what stores will be there.

How potholes are formed and fixed in Philly

Philadelphians’ soured relationship with potholes runs deep, but the season for bumpy roads is back.

How potholes are formed and fixed in Philly

Philadelphians’ soured relationship with potholes runs deep, but the season for bumpy roads is back.
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Primary election 2019: What do you want to know about the races for mayor, City Council, and more?

With just weeks until the vote, The Inquirer wants to know more about what you want to know about the May 21 primary election.

The Peco building doesn't display the temperature anymore. Here's why.

The temperature was once posted high in the sky, but now you'll need to get the info elsewhere.

Why Philadelphia’s murals are not vandalized more often

“Anyone can go up to a mural at any given time and deface it, but people just don’t,” Golden said. “Only about 5 percent of the murals that we have have been defaced.”

What happens to the flowers after the Philadelphia Flower Show ends?

Where have all the flowers gone? We tell you.

Maple bars in Philadelphia? The popular West Coast doughnut is nowhere to be found here.

A reader wrote to Curious Philly, the Inquirer’s platform where readers can ask our journalists questions, to find out why the ubiquitous West Coast doughnut hasn’t made its way to Philadelphia.

What it's like to be the St. Joe's Hawk: You can never stop flapping

Considered the unflappable sixth man on the St. Joe’s court, the Hawk beats his wings continuously each game between jumping jacks and sprints on the court.

What happened to the lights on the South Street Bridge?

“It’s just like a welcoming into the city, and then you see the bridge and then those lights are not working. It’s kind of like, a blah introduction.”

Black History Month: Athletes who were champions of the culture and the city of Philadelphia

We asked our readers which athletes stand out as contributors on and off the field.

Who are your favorite black athletes in Philadelphia sports history?

Tell us which athletes you admire most. Your submissions might be used in an upcoming story.

Avenue of the Arts Bells won’t be back anytime soon

Avenue of the Arts officials say a new system would have to be built from scratch to get the bells ringing.

Some Philly sidewalks say they’re ‘not dedicated to the public.’ Here’s why.

The signs pop up when a property owner owns more land than just the building.

I-95 construction should be finished in just a few ... decades

After a decade, PennDot is about halfway finished with one segment of the highway. There are three more segments to go.

Dexter, the U.S. Navy’s last working horse, is buried in Philly

On July 12, 1968, 400 people, including sailors and officers in dress uniform, attended the funeral with full military honors at the Naval Home for its former four-legged resident.