Philadelphia, Camden set New Year’s Eve plans


    Philadelphia and Camden have announced their New Years plans.  A local casino is helping to make things happen twice.

    The cities plan  two fireworks displays again this year — one at 6 p.m.and another at midnight.  Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says the fireworks and the Mummers Parade are a big boost for the local economy.

    “Last year, folks visiting the Philadelphia region around New Year’s Eve spent $3.5 million in our hotels, our restaurants and local attractions,” Nutter said..

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    Camden Mayor Dana Redd said she’s happy the soundtrack for the shows will be available on the New Jersey side of the river.

    “Over 10,000 residents visited Camden for the fireworks, watching from the Camden Aquarium from the Children’s Garden and the USS New Jersey battleship,” she said.  “And we are hopeful for them returning again.”

    Sugarhouse Casino is picking up the tab for both shows.

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