John McDevitt, CBS Philly

John McDevitt

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Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Past articles by John:

Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind The Walls Halloween Attraction Opens Next Week

Terror Behind The Walls returns for its 29th season at Eastern State on Sept. 20. → Read More

Philadelphia Zoo’s Conservation Team Doing Their Part To Fight Amazon Fire

The zoo has done extensive work with species that are found in the thick of the fire, like jaguars and pumas. → Read More

Philadelphia Zoo Celebrates Amani The Gorilla’s 3rd Birthday

Many visitors wished Amani happy birthday and made cards, as the birthday girl enjoyed an ice cake with members of her troop. → Read More

‘Double The Fun On The Parkway’: Popular Pop-up Park OVAL+ Returns To Philadelphia For 4 Weeks

The pop-up park is back with even more family friendly programming this summer. → Read More

Fire Defenses Tested On Old City’s Historic Christ Church After Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

With scaffolding soon to go up for summer restoration work, what happened in Paris to Notre Dame Cathedral is very much on the mind of church leaders. → Read More

TSA Utilizing K-9 Agents To Sniff Out Explosives, Speed Up Passenger Screening Checkpoints

It takes a big security team to keep everyone at the airport safe and the unsung heroes include specially trained canines. → Read More

Center City’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Holds Open House To Educate Public

An open house was held Thursday for the public to gather information and learn about the products being offered. → Read More

Sounds Of The City Come Together For Unique Philadelphia Orchestra Symphony

The Philadelphia Orchestra debuts its community-based commission later this week with thousands of recorded sounds and vioces from the area blended in. → Read More

Eastern State Penitentiary Displays Artifacts In Pop-Up Museum

Dozens of artifacts that tell the more than 140 years of prison life at Eastern Sate Penitentiary in Fairmount are temporarily on display at the historic site. → Read More

Philly POPS Announces Subscription Series Concert Lineup

The Philly POPS announces its 2018/19 Subscription Series concert lineup as it's the 40th anniversary season. → Read More

McGillin’s Raising Money For Former Cook’s Funeral Expenses «

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help a family pay for funeral expenses for a 26-year-old West Philadelphia man who died suddenly of complications related to diabetes. → Read More

This Is How Jason Kelce Got His Memorable Mummers Suit

Kelce wanted something that says Philly for the parade and what better than a little sequins and feathers. → Read More

Super Bowl Bet: Philly Or New England Zoo’s Newborn Goat To Be Named After Winning Quarterback

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is known by many as the G.O.A.T [Greatest of All Time], and the Philadelphia Zoo is hoping to get Zoo New England to name its goat after the Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. → Read More

Penn Museum Celebrates Year Of The Dog, Underdog At Annual Chinese New Year Event

Chinese culture was being celebrated at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology with music, dance and all sorts of demonstrations. → Read More

Philly Zoo Makes Earth Friendly Bet With Zoos In Minnesota

In honor of Super Bowl LII, the losing zoo, or zoos, will have to plant 52 trees in their community. → Read More

Philadelphia Zoo Celebrates Gorilla’s 33rd Birthday «

The Philadelphia Zoo holds birthday parties year round for many of its animals, not only to celebrate them, but to educate visitors about the importance of conservation. → Read More

Philly’s Animal Welfare Organizations Join Forces To Form ‘No Kill’ Coalition

The effort is focused on saving the lives of healthy, treatable animals that end up in city shelters. → Read More

Pop-Up South Street Film House Increasing In Popularity

A South Street store front turned pop-up film house is increasing in popularity since it opened a couple of months ago as B-movies, horror films, kid matinees and theme nights are planned. → Read More

PennDOT Prepares For Snow

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation started preparing Thursday for the forecasted snow. → Read More

Old City Bar Creates Hot Toddy Menu To Warm Yourself During Winter

When the weather outside is frightful, an Old City bar is trying to make it more delightful. → Read More