Hamilton tax records, other 300-year-old docs gets new home (Lifestyle) 12/14 3:41A (Lissa Po
PHILADELPHIA — Alexander Hamilton's tax records, the blueprints for the largest municipal building in the United States and police logs of horse thieves all have a new home now that the Philadelphia City Archives has opened its state-of-the art...

Bishop McNeal celebrates 80th birthday and 47th year in ministry (Religion) 12/13 11:00P Nathaniel Lee TRIBUNE CORRESPOND
It was a big day for Bishop James McNeal Jr. who celebrated 80 years of life and 47 years of ministry during a grand celebration at the Sheraton Hotel at 35th and Chestnut streets in West Philadelphia Saturday.

WPVI reporter Vernon Odom hangs up new mike for retirement (Lifestyle) 12/13 12:58P Tribune Staff Report
A familiar and long-time staple on the Action News team at WPVI-TV is hanging up the microphone after spending more than four decades reporting events throughout the Philadelphia area and elsewhere in the world.

New year, new format for Radio One Philadelphia's 107.9 (Entertainment) 12/13 6:45A Kimberly C. Roberts Entertainmen
On Monday, Dec. 10, Radio One Philadelphia introduced a fourth station to its portfolio with Classix 107.9 — bringing 1970s and 1980s R&B as the Sound of Philadelphia. Praise 107.9 will continue as Praise 108.9 HD2.

Philly filmmaker Jamal Hill brings Christmas cheer to TV One (Entertainment) 12/11 10:32A Kimberly C. Roberts Entertainmen
As TV One continues its cavalcade of Christmas comedies, “Coins for Christmas,” from Philadelphia filmmaker Jamal Hill, premieres at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16, with an encore presentation following immediately at 9 p.m.

'Caroling With a Cop’ aims to spread cheer, ease tensions (Lifestyle) 12/10 9:18A Rachel Wisniewski
Tamika Jones-Nwalipenja hoped to make a difference by bringing her children to “Caroling with a Cop” at 39th Police District in North Philadelphia. Her 13-year-old son, Zion, was afraid to stand next to the police officers, wondering if they’d...

Philly archives reveal dismal chapter of city history (Lifestyle) 12/7 8:41A Peter Crimmins
The city of Philadelphia has one of the largest archives of historic documents going back more than 300 years. It all just moved across town, from its previous location in University City to Fifth and Spring Garden streets in Northern…

Big building plans unveiled for Philadelphia Masjid (Religion) 12/6 5:00P Samaria Bailey TRIBUNE CORRESPON
The Philadelphia Masjid said Tuesday it will move forward with plans of opening a vocational school and housing following the Infill Philadelphia: Sacred Places/Civic Spaces collaborative design.

Big 5 schools to meet on cinematic turf in bio movie (Entertainment) 12/6 5:00P Donald Hunt Tribune Staff Writer
College basketball season is well underway in Philadelphia, where Temple, Villanova, Penn, St. Joseph’s and La Salle universities are battling each other for bragging rights and eventually The Big 5 championship.

Free Library introduces Beyond the Bars Live (Lifestyle) 12/4 6:10A Samaria Bailey
The Beyond the Bars music program hosted its first-ever Live at the Free Library of Philadelphia event on Saturday, Dec. 1. The program was the first in a series to give inner-city youth a platform to perform and raise awareness…
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