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Atlantic City Rising

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Atlantic City, one of Philadelphia’s satellite cities, was once a very popular destination, perhaps the most popular in all of New Jersey.  It had large hotels in olden days, and its famed boardwalk, the setting of the board game Monopoly, drew thousands to the seaside city.  Gambling in Atlantic City was legalized in 1978, and…

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Summer Events for 2018

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Summer is here again, which means it’s travel season, and also the time when many major events happen in and around the city.  Here’s a short list of some highlights.   EVENTS Summerfest (Penn’s Landing) – The counterpart of Winterfest, it brings food, rides, and fun to Penn’s Landing.  Also at Penn’s Landing is the…

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Opinion: Thoughts on the PMA Renovation

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  For your interest…   As many of us know, one of Philadelphia’s top tier attractions – the Philadelphia Museum of Art – has recently begun a massive renovation.  This project, led by the controversial Canadian architect Frank Gehry, will add an additional 55,000 square feet of gallery space, making it one of the largest…

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Opinion: Pay What You Wish?

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For your interest…   One of the best and most famous museums in the world, New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (also known as “The Met”), has begun to charge a $25 admission fee for non-New Yorkers.  This is a shocking change, as for over 50 years, the Met has been pay-what-you-wish for all…

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Eagles Win the Super Bowl!

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They did it.  It happened.  It finally happened.  Against all odds, in the face of millions of doubters, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII by a final score of 41-33 to obtain their first ever Super Bowl championship.  The story of the 2017 Eagles will undeniably go down as…

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