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February 5, 1998 | by Melanie C. Redmond, For the Daily News
Valentine's Day is Saturday, Feb. 14, and stores are selling tons of flowers and candy. But how many know the holiday's real history? Legend has it that the holiday became St. Valentine's Day in honor of a priest in ancient Rome. Emperor Claudius II had forbidden Roman soldiers to marry; he thought it would make them weak. Valentine ignored the emperor's decree and secretly married the young couples. He was arrested, and while in prison converted a prison guard and his family to Christianity.
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April 21, 1988 | By Jan Hefler, Special to The Inquirer
The Pennsauken Township Committee last night decided to locate a proposed $6.4 million municipal building and senior citizen housing complex at the former site of the Walt Whitman Theater on 47th Street at Westfield Avenue. Plans call for the first floor, with 18,000 square feet of space, to serve as the municipal center. On the remaining six floors would be about 80 apartments for the elderly. Financial consultant Fred Greene said the township would rent the municipal center from a group of real estate investors for approximately $127,000 a year.
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August 8, 1994 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
The Wandering Bambino may finally have a home. The proposed 9-foot statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo now seems destined to reside in front of the Municipal Services Building, practically in the shadow of the abstract sculpture Rizzo publicly ridiculed 20 years ago. A joint committee of the Fairmount Park Commission and the Philadelphia Art Commission recently scouted three Center City sites, and sources say the MSB location is the...
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July 1, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
If all the world's a stage, why can't shows from Broadway, London, and even Philadelphia be playing on it, simultaneously? That's the billion-dollar question the fairly new online video service BroadwayHD is testing Thursday night, as it offers up the first-ever live stream of a Broadway show, the musical revival She Loves Me. And in the process, the start-up hopes to cement its status as the "Netflix of Broadway. " Well-reviewed and nearing the end of its run at Studio 54, this internet treat features a top-notch score by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock (of Fiddler on the Roof fame)
TRAVEL
June 27, 2016
We had just walked out of the Colosseum in Rome after several hours of exploring the secluded nooks and crannies - which are numerous - of the two-millennia-old building. A tour bus pulled up and disgorged a dozen harried passengers, who dutifully formed up as if in a police lineup, took their selfies with the building in the background, and reboarded the bus. The incident happened so fast that Michael didn't even make any headway on his melting cone of gelato. During our travels, we run into many people who are diligently checking items off their bucket list.
TRAVEL
June 20, 2016
Name: Adrenaline-hunter.com. What it does: The website is a source for air, land, water, snow, urban, and crazy adventures around the globe. What's hot: Thrill-seekers don't have time to sift through all the options offered by most general-activity-focused travel websites. I like this site's niche focus: It points you in the direction of "Our Top Spots," "Our Sports," which are the best adrenaline-packed activities in each of its sports, and "Adrenaline Hunter's Top 6," which are its favorites and include canoe surfing lessons in St. Martin, paragliding over Lake Annecy in France, and scuba diving in Lesbos, Greece.
BUSINESS
June 10, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Choice Hotels International Inc. plans to make Philadelphia a showcase for its growing Cambria Hotels & Suites brand, as the sprawling hospitality operator pushes the chic yet value-oriented chain into more city centers. The 14-story hotel being developed at Broad and Locust Streets will be one of two flagships for the Cambria brand, along with a property at New York's Times Square, Choice chief executive officer Steve Joyce said Wednesday at a ceremony marking the start of work on the Philadelphia project.
NEWS
June 10, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
Love Trump? Hate Trump? Talking politics on a first date can be treacherous. It just got a whole lot easier thanks to two online dating sites. "TrumpSingles.com for supporters of Republican nominee Donald Trump promises to "Making Dating Great Again. " Not to be outdone, there's "BernieSingles.com - Where Progressives Meet. " The group for those who "share the philosophy championed by U.S. Senator and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders," vows to "inspire chemistry" among those who share similar visions for the future.
SPORTS
June 3, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, STAFF WRITER
WALKING around 1 Harbour Blvd. in Camden in a pair of shorts, a T-shirt and a hard hat graced on the side by a 76ers emblem, coach Brett Brown is in a comfort zone. As he is about to enter the $75 million complex, which includes two buildings - one the actual practice facility and the other offices for front-office people and sales staff - Brown gets a little quicker in his step. His is a high-strung personality to begin with, but seeing this new chapter of his coaching life getting closer to completion amps him even more.
NEWS
June 3, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
HBO'S ATTORNEYS - an army similar in size to the Dothraki - are reportedly prepared to battle with pornhub.com because the site has a multitude of unauthorized Game of Thrones nudie shots. Most of them are of Queen of Dragons Emilia Clarke , reports the London Sun , but breast-baring Carice Van Houten (Melisandre) gets into the act as does Lena Headey 's walk of shame body double. Pornhub reported that searches for Game of Thrones images shot up by 370 percent when the sixth season premiered.
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June 1, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, Staff Writer
KEN MILANO is a Kensington guy. He's lived there all his life, as his parents did, and their parents. Milano is fascinated by the old, gritty neighborhood's history, those who lived there - and died there, too. That's why, when he heard the grizzled brick garages in the 1800 block of Frankford Avenue were going to be demolished, he got that queasy feeling deep in his Kensington-loving gut. Where others saw old garages, Milano saw the 19th...
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May 22, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
A Common Pleas Court judge has declined to strike down an assertion by developer Bart Blatstein that he retains a legal interest in the South Philadelphia property where he wants to build a massive apartment and retail complex. Judge Patricia McInerney's order on Friday keeps intact Blatstein's claim to a stake in the land at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue. Property owner Hudson Realty Capital L.L.C. had argued that Blatstein's company forfeited its interest in the land after failing to complete its purchase by a March 15 deadline.
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