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Philadelphia: Papal Events Will Be Ticketed

September 4th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philadelphia: Papal Events Will Be Ticketed

Have you been looking forward to seeing the pope when he comes to Philadelphia? Did you already beat the computer frenzy to score a rail pass, mentally memorize all the rules related to the security zones, and prepare your walking shoes for what could be miles of trudging around within the "Francis Festival Grounds?" Did you see yesterday's list of prohibited items and pack away your aerosol sprays, balloons, and oversized backpacks? Guess what, eager beavers - there is yet...Read More

Security to Be Intense During Papal Visit

September 3rd, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Security to Be Intense During Papal Visit

The Secret Service released a pamphlet yesterday outlining additional security details that will be put into effect during the pope's visit. There are several prohibited items on the list, and the pamphlet also outlined walking tours for those who wish to visit locations the pope will be near during their visit. The release outlined security measures that will need to be followed by anyone who wants inside the security perimeter that has been erected for the pope's visit. The pope...Read More

Just Sold: 2301 Cherry St 12D, Philadelphia, PA 19103

September 2nd, 2015 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 2301 Cherry St 12D, Philadelphia, PA 19103

2301 Cherry St 12D, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Just Sold: $360,000 Beautiful, bi-level, spacious 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo unit on the 12th floor of River Edge. Enter into a large vestibule with a huge coat closet, laundry room & half bath. A few steps up & you are in an open floor space living room, dining room with hardwood floors & floor to ceiling sliding glass doors to the balcony overlooking the Schuylkill River. The kitchen has custom cabinets, built-in Electrolux microwave &...Read More

Brewers Plan to Welcome Pope With Themed Beers

September 2nd, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Brewers Plan to Welcome Pope With Themed Beers

Philadelphia won't lack for brews with which to toast the pope during his visit to Philadelphia. Local breweries are jumping on the trend of producing small-batch beers with pope-themed names just in time for the papal visit on September 26 - 27. These craft- and microbreweries are having some fun with the occasion and also giving the City of Brotherly Love something to quaff during the tourist invasion. Some of the beers produced for Pope Francis' visit include Pap Ale,...Read More

Just Sold: 1223 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

September 1st, 2015 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 1223 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

1223 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 Just Sold: $389,000 Don't miss this spectacular space in a fantastic location in up and coming Point Breeze! This recently constructed townhome features a living room with high ceilings and recessed lighting and wide open dining space which leads into the kitchen with an island, glass backsplash, granite countertops, 42 inch cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen leads out, through double sliding doors, to a spacious backyard with patio and grass yard - perfect...Read More

Want to See the Pope? Plan Ahead!

September 1st, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Want to See the Pope? Plan Ahead!

Excited to see Pope Francis when he comes to Philadelphia later this month? You aren't alone - not even close, in fact. The number of faithful expected to pour into town to see the pope is expected to climb over a million. Add in the hurdles of traffic boxes, security checks, and so forth, and this means that you really will need to do a bit of planning if you want your chance to see the pontiff. The pope will greet...Read More

Just Reduced: 2020 Brandywine St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

August 31st, 2015 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Reduced: 2020 Brandywine St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

2020 Brandywine St, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Just Reduced: $569,900 Location, Location, Location - Renovated 4bed/2bath townhome with large patio and 2-tiered roof deck on one of the best tree lined blocks in the Art Museum Area! Open layout first floor with hardwood floors and fireplace with original marble mantle highlight the living and dining areas which open to the modern eat-in kitchen with brand new appliances. Exit the kitchen through sliders leading to a spacious rear patio that is perfect for entertaining!...Read More

Philly News Briefs: 8/31/15

August 31st, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philly News Briefs: 8/31/15

1.) Wawa lovers of Center City, it's time to rejoice! The beloved convenience store will be opening its Center City flagship location in time for Pope Francis' visit, two whole months ahead of schedule. The tentative opening date for the Avenue of the Arts Wawa is now September 18th. The World Meeting of Families starts September 22nd and the pope's visit falls over the weekend of September 26th - 27th. The Wawa wasn't supposed to open originally until November. The...Read More

Just Sold: 1728 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

August 28th, 2015 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 1728 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

1728 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148 Just Sold: $341,000 Two fantastic new construction homes (one corner with 3 exposures) in Pennsport each offering 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, attractive exteriors, professionally selected finishes, tons of natural light, finished basements and spacious roofdecks with amazing skyline views. More features include solid hardwood flooring throughout, open layout, recessed lighting, large closets, concrete rear patio, and high efficiency HVAC. Modern kitchen boasts high quality cabinetry with quiet close feature, stainless steel appliances and stone countertops. Spa...Read More

Jumbotrons Will Bring Pope Francis Closer to the Crowds

August 28th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Jumbotrons Will Bring Pope Francis Closer to the Crowds

With millions of people expected to flood Philadelphia when Pope Francis comes to town on the weekend of September 26 - 27, it's safe to say that few people will actually be getting up close and personal with the pontiff. Ever been to a big stadium concert where the main attraction is nothing more than a tiny, moving blip on the stage? That's about what you could expect from something like the mass being held on the Ben Franklin Parkway....Read More