SEPTA and city officials celebrate revamp of Broad Street subway line stations at ribbon-cutting ceremony at Spring Garden station concourse on Monday, June 25, 2012. The $30 million project, which includes the Spring Garden line and Girard Street station, marked the end of SEPTA’s $191 million infrastructure project, funded by President Obama’s stimulus program. Rory McGlasson (c) 2012
Dick Vermeil Goes Long To Save SS United States
LEGENDARY NFL COACH Dick Vermeil is going long to save the SS United States ocean liner. Former Eagles coach was applauded for his volunteer work to save the historic ship at a reception held at Independence Seaport Museum on Friday, June 15, 2012. Vermeil, 75, recorded a public-service announcement to aid Conservancy’s efforts. Susan Gibbs, executive director of the SS United States Conservancy and board member Marc Byers, presented Vermeil with the National Flagship Champion Medal. Rory McGlasson (c) 2012
Obama Uses Star Power To Register Voters At Germantown Arts Festival
HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS and singer Tatyana Ali, who is best known for her role as Ashley Banks in the hit NBC show Fresh Prince Of Bel-air, visited voter registration drive held at the Arts and Groove Festival in Germantown on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Ali is an official volunteer for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. The Hollywood actress spent five hours at the festival. Rory McGlasson (c) 2012
President Barack Obama speaks to supporters at Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. President Obama was in Philadelphia for three campaign fundraising events. His 30-minute speech focused on the national economy.
Rory McGlasson (c) 2012
Executive Director of Mural Arts Program Jane Golden adds a splash of paint to a mock-up of the soon-to-be-completed “Trades and Unions” mural, which will grace a wall at the intersection of Ridge Avenue, Spring Garden Street and 12th Street. The fundraiser, held on Monday, June 11, 2012, at IBEW Local 98 headquarters, 1700 Spring Garden Street, was hosted by union leader John Dougherty and City Council President Darrell Clarke. Rory McGlasson (c) 2012
President Barack Obama will be in town tomorrow for a fundraiser in center city, but who remembers when Obama came to Philadelphia in 2004 to stump for Joe Hoeffel at Love Park? #blastfromthepast Rory McGlasson (c) 2004
Tennis legend Billie Jean King, owner of the Philadelphia Freedoms, judges some of the 45 kids who tried out at FDR Park tennis courts, 1500 Pattison Ave. The lucky winners get the opportunity to be a part of the action during home matches during this summer’s Freedoms events at the Pavilion at Villanova University. King was joined by Michael DiBernardinis, Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources for the City of Philadelphia, and Josh Cohen, Head Coach for the Freedoms. Photos/Reggie Day
Odunde organizers hold Symposium at Drexel University, ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Business’ as part of the 37th Annual Odunde Festival. Seminar gave area business and political leaders opportunities to engage in 2014 World Cup. His Excellency Mauro Vieira, the Brazilian ambassador to the United States, discussed investment, business and tourism opportunities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, both of which are scheduled to be held in Brazil.
Service of Healing and Hope
Tomorrow Mayor Michael A. Nutter, the Philadelphia Fire Department and Greater Philadelphia Religious Council will host an All Faiths Memorial Service in honor of Captain Robert Neary and Lieutenant Daniel Sweeney, who died during a five-alarm fire on April 9, 2012. The event will take place at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Logan Square, on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 10:00 am. Rory McGlasson (c) 2012
Members of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity announce details of free health fair at news conference, held at First African Baptist church,1608 Christian Street in South Philadelphia today.
These events are free and open to the public and begin this Saturday, June 9, with information and presentations provided by the Einstein Healthcare Network and Screenings provided by Mercy Life and Mercy Home Health. The fairs begin this Saturday at First African Baptist, located at 1608 Christian Street (9-12 Noon) and continue on the 16th (Tenth Memorial (1328 North 19th St.); the 23rd at Resurrection Baptist (5401 Lansdowne Ave) and Mt Zion Baptist of Germantown (41 West Rittenhouse St); and June 30th (Greater Faith Baptist, 4301 Baring St), Mt. Zion Baptist of Holmesburg (8101 Erdick Street) and Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ (6401 Ogontz Avenue). This series will then culminate in a Healthcare Matters Extravaganza on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Philadelphia Convention Center.