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Nearly 2 Years After Sandy, NJ Gas Stations Get Generator Grants

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority said Thursday that 33 stations will share $1.8 million in grant money after completing the required environmental and design reviews.

10/09/2014

(The Potomac River overflows its banks at high tide on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, in Washington, DC.  Photo by Brenda Ekwurzel, provided)

Report: Climate Change Will Worsen Tidal Flooding All Along East Coast

A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists projects that in the next three decades years, Philadelphia could go from about 19 tidal flooding events per year to more than 200.

10/09/2014

(Brian Bevilacqua, bourbonmaster at Bank & Bourbon.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Vegan Food, Whiskey Tasting, Old City Street Fest

Local food merchants are taking part in the Old City Fest on October 12th. A center city restaurant is hosting a whiskey expert for a “scotch class,” and a new vegan restaurant is set to open.

10/09/2014

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One Of The First Craft Spirit Distilleries Opens In New Jersey

A law that went into effect in December 2013 allows for craft distilleries to obtain licenses for the purpose of promoting a new niche industry.

10/08/2014

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Philadelphia Area Children’s Charity Nominated For Major Award

Three other charities are in the running for the award, but Chris says Michael’s Way stands out because 100% of the donations received go directly to cancer patients.

10/08/2014

(The Revel casino-hotel resort, on the Atlantic City boardwalk.  August 2014 file photo by David Madden)

New Owner of Revel Resort Sidesteps Rehiring of Laid-off Workers

Among the many provisions included in the $110-million deal for Brookfield Property Partners to buy the closed Revel Hotel and Casino is a statement that the company is not necessarily tied to rehiring Revel workers.

10/08/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Tony Romeo)

Nutter Says Teachers’ Contract Was Voided Because SRC Was ‘Out of Options’

“This is not the preferred route, but it is where we are,” Nutter said today.

10/07/2014

(Amy Kurland, Wilson Goode, and Ed Rendell watch as Mayor Nutter signs the executive order.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter’s Executive Order Bolsters City’s Anti-Corruption Office

“It enhances protections for whisteblowers by strengthening confidentiality provisions, to prevent retaliation, and to ensure that employees feel comfortable reporting misconduct,” Nutter said.

10/07/2014

Atlantic City's Revel Casino building, seen from the boardwalk. (File photo by Ashley Wolf)

Judge Affirms Sale of Revel Casino Over Complaints of Losing Bidder

Florida developer Glenn Straub, the only other major bidder in the auction, complained that the auction process, in its final hours, was rigged against him.

10/07/2014

(SRC chair Bill Green, left, and schools superintendent William Hite at school district headquarters.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

School Reform Commission Imposes New Terms on Philadelphia Teachers

School Reform Commission chair Bill Green said the SRC is exercising its option to unilaterally modify its labor contract with the PFT.

10/06/2014

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Losing Bidder Asks Court For New Auction Of Revel

The Florida developer who came up short in a bankruptcy court auction for the former Revel casino wants the judge to invalidate the result and hold a new sale.

10/06/2014

(Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, left, and Rebecca Swanson, of L&I, at a meeting of Council's "Streets and Services" Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. L&I Pushes Back Against Councilwoman’s Plan For Street Vending

The city’s Department of Licenses & Inspections says street vendor spots are assigned by a neutral lottery, not by a neighborhood group, and L&I would have no way to control what could be subsequent chaos.

10/06/2014

City Hall File Photo (Credit: Kathy Orr)

Can Philadelphia Lure More Industries To City Using Unused Land?

Decades after most industries left Philadelphia, City Council plans to look at how unused land might coax them back.

10/05/2014

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Two Of Google’s Founders Describe How To Run A Company Like The Firm

Not many companies are going to take over the world the way Google has, but now you can access the business savvy of two men who helped make it so.

10/04/2014

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Catholic School on Main Line Packs Thousands of Meals in Mission of Mercy

Sixth through eighth graders at Waldron Mercy Academy converted the school’s gymnasium into an assembly line to package 20,000 meals for the international relief agency “Stop Hunger Now.”

10/03/2014

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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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