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Septa deputy GM  Jeffrey Knueppel explains positive train control to (L-R),  Sen. Bob Casey, Rep. Chaka Fattah, Rep.  Pat Meehan, and Rep. Ryan Costello.  Photo by Jim Melwert

SEPTA Shows Off Its ‘Postive Control’ Trains As Federal Compliance Deadline Nears

Today, Septa officials demonstrated that system for area congressmen. The federal deadline is December 31st.

07/01/2015

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New Affordable Housing Development Dedicated in Pennsauken, NJ

As new developments go, Riverfront Village checks all the boxes: energy efficient, near mass transit, affordable rent, with units set aside for formerly homeless veterans and low income families.

07/01/2015

(Air travelers wait to be screened at PHL airport.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

TSA Issues Reminders For Summer Airline Travelers

The Transportation Security Administration wants airline passengers to follow the Boy Scouts motto when traveling this summer: Be prepared — (but leave that Swiss Army knife at home!)

07/01/2015

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Company Getting $260M Tax Credit Breaking Ground In Camden

Nuclear power plant components company Holtec International could get up to $260 million in tax credits over 10 years by meeting its requirements, including bringing 295 jobs to the facility.

07/01/2015

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Study: Social Acceptance Of Working Moms At An All-time High

Researchers say acceptance is likely to continue to increase, even in the case of working moms with young kids.

07/01/2015

Tom McGee sells beer at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

A Phillies’ Beer Vendor Channels Marlon Brando, For Fun and Profit

It’s a classic Marlon Brando scene (“Heyyy, Stellaaaa!”) that beer vendor Tom McGee recreates as he walks the aisles of Citizens Bank Park, selling cans of Stella Artois.

07/01/2015

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Center City Restaurant To Close After 26 Years Of Operation

After 26 years of operation, a venerable restaurant on Broad Street will close Friday.

07/01/2015

Philadelphia's Commission for Universal Pre-Kindergarten holds its first meeting, in the mayor's reception room of City Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

Philadelphia’s New Universal Pre-K Commission Gets Down to Business

The new commission’s job: to recommend ways the city can pay for high-quality pre-K for 40,000 eligible three- and four-year-olds.

06/30/2015

Michaela Majoun blows a kiss to wellwishers on hand for her final WXPN broadcast, at World Café Live.  Photo by Tim Jimenez

WXPN Morning Host Michaela Majoun Wraps Up 25-Year Career On Air

At 10am, Majoun’s two and a half decades on WXPN , the University of Pennsylvania’s noncommercial radio station, came to a close.

06/30/2015

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Pep Boys May Be Putting Itself Up For Sale

Chairman Bob Hotz said in a written statement that a number of possible buyers have expressed interest.

06/30/2015

Power Home Remodeling Co-CEO Asher Raphael. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

You Can Find Fortune’s Number One Workplace For Millennials On The Chester Waterfront

Power Home Remodeling Group co-CEO 35-year-old Asher Raphael says he’s not surprised his company tops Fortune Magazine’s list of top workplaces for millennials, because, as he puts it, they appeal to over-achievers.

06/30/2015

Chris Christie, in file photo.  (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chris Christie Expected To Launch Presidential Bid

Christie unveiled a campaign website over the weekend.

06/30/2015

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Phila. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Backs Fundraising Push For Papal Visit

The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced its Latino Papal Fund, to raise money for the Philadelphia visit of the first Hispanic pope in the history of the Catholic Church.

06/29/2015

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Innovation Center For Business-Minded Veterans Unveiled in Center City

The goal is to help more veterans to innovate, says Todd Connor, founder and CEO of The Bunker, “whether it’s raising money, whether it’s getting pro bono services, (or) whether it’s creating a network to help them identify tech talent.”

06/29/2015

Greek and European Union flags fly in Athens, Greece, earlier this month.  File photo by Milos Bicanski/ Getty Images)

As Greek Hobbles and Eurozone Wobbles, Wharton Professor Sees Hope

As the Greek debt crisis escalates, creating drama in world markets, a Wharton School professor sizes up whether Greece might exit the Eurozone and what it means to us in the United States.

06/29/2015

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KYW Newsradio’s Old Neighbors, New Neighbors

After forty-two years on Independence Mall, KYW Newsradio moves to new studios and newsroom at the CBS Broadcast Center, 16th and Spring Garden Streets!

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