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African-American Abolitionist & Son Of Former Vice President Aaron Burr Receives Formal Recognition

African-American Abolitionist & Son Of Former Vice President Aaron Burr Receives Formal Recognition

August 19, 2019  |  News

The remains of John Pierre Burr, a black Philadelphia abolitionist and natural son of former Vice President Aaron Burr, has resided in an unmarked grave for more than a century. He will receive formal recognition and an official headstone on Saturday, August 24. Kessler Thibert has the details > more

Historic Maritime Landmark Under Threat After Construction Mishap

Historic Maritime Landmark Under Threat After Construction Mishap

August 15, 2019  |  News

Deferred maintenance and a construction error endangers Edward Corner warehouse, one of the waterfront's last prominent reminders of Philadelphia's shipping history. Starr Herr Cardillo has the details > more

Eastern State Penitentiary Illuminates “Hidden Lives” Of The Incarcerated

Eastern State Penitentiary Illuminates “Hidden Lives” Of The Incarcerated

August 9, 2019  |  News

"Hidden Lives Illuminated," an animated film project created by inmates of SCI Chester, debuts at Eastern State Penitentiary on August 15. Kimberly Haas went inside the state prison to speak with the incarcerated artists > more

West Shipyard Archaeological Dig Hosts Public Tour This Friday

West Shipyard Archaeological Dig Hosts Public Tour This Friday

July 25, 2019  |  News

An archaeological exploration of Philadelphia's lost waterfront is now underway. On Friday, July 26 the site will be open to the public for a behind-the-scenes tour of the dig. Kimberly Haas has the story > more

ZBA Delays Decision On Developer's Demolition Plan For Hoa Binh Plaza

ZBA Delays Decision On Developer’s Demolition Plan For Hoa Binh Plaza

July 24, 2019  |  News

The fate of an Asian supermarket and immigrant community hub on Washington Avenue hangs in the balance as a developer seeks approval to raze the complex for 44 townhouses and apartments. Kimberly Haas has the details > more