Old City

Repair work on Third and Arch Streets after a water main break in January.
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Shara Dae Howard
March 09, 2020 - 4:27 pm
Repairs to a water main break continue into the second month along Third and Arch streets and business owners say they are feeling the financial pinch. Read more here.
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Betsy Ross (played by Jennifer Gray) addresses visitors during a meet and greet at the Betsy Ross House in Old City.
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Justin Udo
March 01, 2020 - 4:46 pm
March is Women's History Month, and the Betsy Ross House is using it as a chance to highlight well known, as well as lesser known contributions of women in America's infancy. Read more here.
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A gavel.
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Antionette Lee
February 27, 2020 - 8:38 pm
New charges were announced Thursday against the two brothers already in prison for allegedly setting a fire almost two years ago to their business in Old City that quickly spread and caused road and business closures for months. Read more here.
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Repair work on Third and Arch Streets after a water main break in January.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
February 20, 2020 - 8:47 pm
The Philadelphia Water Department is now saying more time is needed for repair work after a water main break last month at Third and Arch streets in Old City. Detours around the intersection will remain in place through March. Read more here.
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Dozens packed into a room in the U.S. Census office at 615 Chestnut Street to mark the opening of the federal headquarters for Philadelphia operations of the U.S. Census.
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Cherri Gregg
January 28, 2020 - 5:00 pm
The Philadelphia office dedicated to the U.S. Census is officially open. Read more here.
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The Lion Dance
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Holli Stephens
January 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
Kick of the Year of the Rat with Chinese New Year festivities or more unconventional things to do in Philadelphia. Read the details, only on The KYW To-Do List, here.
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Oat Foundry's split-flap board
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Mike DeNardo
January 22, 2020 - 11:19 am
The beloved yet antiquated split-flap board that was taken down from 30th Street Station last year is making an appearance at an art gallery this weekend in Old City — sort of. Read more here.
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Officials say the break in the eight inch water main in Old City caused damage to other underground electric and telephone lines near it.
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
January 15, 2020 - 5:43 pm
The Philadelphia Water Department says it will now take up to two months to complete repairs of a water main break at Third and Arch streets in Old City. Read more here.
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Old City street closures
Shara Dae Howard/KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
January 13, 2020 - 12:21 pm
Business owners in Old City are feeling left out in the cold as Philadelphia Water Department crews continue to repair a broken water main at Third and Arch streets. Read more here.
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Mary, Joseph, a donkey and more than two dozen carolers took to the streets of Old City Christmas Eve evening, asking neighbors for a place the couple could stay.
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Justin Udo
December 24, 2019 - 8:32 pm
Mary, Joseph, and their donkey, Walter, trudged through Old City on Christmas Eve, looking for a place to stay, and singing with more than two dozen carolers along the way. The pastor at Old First United Church of Christ says there is a modern meaning in the ancient story of the first Christmas...
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