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Community Involvement At Heart Of This Year’s Production Of Shakespeare In Clark Park

One hundred everyday folks are preparing to take the stage to perform an epic scene in one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.

07/27/2014

Participants in Girls Rock Philly's summer music institute perform on their handmade instruments at the Rotunda, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Young Women Learn About Music and Electronics in Hands-On Workshop

A Fishtown nonprofit that teaches girls confidence through musical self-expression held a concert this week. The “Girls Rock Philly” participants performed on instruments they made from scratch during a two-day workshop.

07/26/2014

Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital.

Area Medical Facilities Consider Higher Security In Wake of Fatal Shooting

Even before this incident, a coalition of more than 60 hospitals in the Philadelphia area would meet regularly to talk about events that could disrupt care — everything from an “active shooter” incident to transit strikes and snowstorms.

07/25/2014

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Officials Keeping Cool About Pope’s Likely 2015 Visit

And they say Archbishop Chaput’s comments of optimism don’t affect their planning for the event.

07/25/2014

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Free Potassium Iodine Tablets To Be Handed Out To Residents, Workers Within 10 Miles Of Del. Nuclear Plant

The new KI tablets will replace previous tablets handed out in the area that expire beginning in September 2014.

07/25/2014

Contestants in the Liberian-American Beauty Pageant, which kicks off three days of activities in the Philadelphia area celebrating Liberia's Independence Day. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Liberian Americans Gathering In Philadelphia For Celebration, But With Heavy Hearts

Friday brings the start of three days of activities in Philadelphia marking the importance of the Liberian community in the area — three weeks after four Liberian American children died in a fire in the city.

07/25/2014

(A large projection screen shows images from various Fringe Festival productions.)

Lineup Revealed For This September’s Philadelphia ‘Fringe’ Festival

“These are some of the biggest works we’ve ever brought to Philadelphia,” says Nick Stuccio, producing director of the 2014 lineup.

07/24/2014

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Job Fair For Veterans Held at Amtrak’s 30th Street Station

John Lundberg, director of operations and logistics with Recruit Military, said this veterans’ job fair isn’t just for those finishing their military service, but also for those in charge of hiring in the private sector.

07/24/2014

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Lottery Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold In Abington

The ticket was for the Wednesday, July 23rd drawing and correctly matched all five white balls, 04-10-12-22-31, but not the red Powerball 03, for the $1 million prize.

07/24/2014

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Grant Aims To Keep Pedestrians Safe In New Jersey

A state grant will help officials in Gloucester County study driver behavior at crosswalks to get the word out — state law requires you to stop for pedestrians.

07/24/2014

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Cherry Hill Campers Write To Boy With Inoperable Tumor Who Wished For Cards On His Birthday

On Friday, July 25th, a very sick little boy from Foxboro, Massachusetts will be celebrating his 6th birthday. His wish? Getting lots of birthday cards

07/23/2014

(Mayor Nutter holds a photograph of Jon Bon Jovi, the 2014 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award for humanitarianism.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Jon Bon Jovi to Receive Philadelphia’s Marian Anderson Award in November

He’ll join a prestigious list that includes Oprah Winfrey and Sidney Poitier.

07/23/2014

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Northeast Phila. School Hosts Summer Program For Teen ‘Geeks’

They’re kids from the Philadelphia area who might just come up with the next iPhone or create the next Amazon.

07/23/2014

(Max Newman with a friend on campus at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel.  Photo provided)

American Students in Israel Attending School Amid Missile Alerts

“We’ve been made familiar with the bomb shelter and we’ve been made familiar what to do when the Code Red siren goes off,” says Max Newman, of Blue Bell, Pa.

07/23/2014

(A display shows pictures of previous flooding at Von Nieda Park, in Camden.)

New Storm Drainage Being Built For Cramer Hill Neighborhood of Camden, NJ

An inch of rain puts Von Nieda Park, in Cramer Hill, underwater for days. Nearby streets and homes are also inundated.

07/23/2014

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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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Harry Potter Festival In Chestnut Hill

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