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Community College of Philadelphia is the City’s Hidden Gem

When people think of higher education in the Philadelphia area such storied institutions as the University of Pennsylvania,Villanova and Temple come to mind but amidst the fame and prestige of these institutions is a school on Spring Garden Street that has become a “Launching Pad” for success in the City of Brotherly Love: the Community College of Philadelphia.

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The Hop Stops on Philly2Philly.com profiles North Third,Ortlieb's Jazz Haus,and Abbaye

Heading out into the City of Brotherly Love for a pub crawl is always a good time. But since the city has so many watering holes -- and delicious beers -- to offer, making it from north of Fishtown to below South Street in one night can be a bit challenging. The Hop Stops series aims to offer up a few bars around the block from each other that you can hit up all in the same night without having to cab it from one to the other. This week, we start out in Northern Liberties.

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Philadelphia's Transportation Systems Need a Facelift

Can you imagine willingly hanging out in a subway station? I once did just that while I was living in Boston. I was waiting for the “T” at the Park Street Station. And, strumming her guitar and singing into a microphone was Mary Lou Lord, a critically acclaimed indie songwriter. This was the only time in my life that I enjoyed watching a performance in a Boston-area subway station, a place where street musicians, clowns and other acts brighten up the morning and evening commutes.

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