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The World’s Smallest Therapy Dog Visits Nursing Home In Bucks County

At two and a half pounds and five inches tall it would be hard for any dog not to be adorable, but this cuddly brown Yorkie named Lucy is also talented.

11/22/2014

(Artist's rendering of the new Philadelphia Family Court building, at 15th and Arch Streets.  Image provided)

Children Strip-Searched At New Philadelphia Family Courthouse

Sources say the searches occurred individually and in small groups, and that the juveniles were asked to remove all their clothes, to squat, and to cough.

11/21/2014

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Camden, NJ Agency Sends 13 More Through Its Automotive Training Program

The students got the works: automotive technology fundamentals, learning about engine repair, brakes, suspensions, steering, and electrical systems.

11/21/2014

(Dr. Michael Ross gets a chemotherapy treatment while wearing a "semi-colon" shirt created for him.  Photo provided)

One Philadelphia Runner Participating In Marathon Weekend Amid Chemo Treatments

Two months ago, Dr. Michael Ross was diagnosed with colon cancer. This weekend, he’ll run the Rothman 8K.

11/21/2014

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Jersey Shore Town Ranked Among The Smartest In The Country

The article, which is part of the write-up on the smartest cities, briefly mentions the Jersey Shore town for its jump in the percentage of residents who are college-educated.

11/21/2014

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention board member Shelly Leaphart-Williams (Credit: AFSP)

Local Events Highlight Day For Suicide Survivors To Remember

Saturday is International Survivors of Suicide Day, which will feature local events focusing on how to how to prevent.

11/21/2014

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Full Weekend Of Activities As Philadelphia Marathon Returns

It’s Marathon weekend in Philadelphia, with tens of thousands of runners taking on the 26.2 miles of city street and much more.

11/21/2014

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At Camden County Prison, a Job Fair For Former Inmates

“Employers are very much open to giving somebody a second chance,” says Sean Hinnegan, a job developer for Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.

11/20/2014

(A press event at the Police Administratio n Building to promote the donation of unneeded cell phones for domestic abuse victims.  Deputy police commissioner Christine Coulter is at lectern.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Police Reminder: Donate Old Cell Phones for Domestic Abuse Victims

Philadelphia police say they get about 100,000 calls each year related to domestic abuse — more than 300 a day.

11/20/2014

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Trust Fund Established For Brother Of 3-Year-Old Boy Murdered In Chester County

A trust fund has been set up to benefit Ryan McMillan, the six-year-old brother of Scotty McMillan who was allegedly tortured to death earlier this month.

11/20/2014

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Philadelphia Immigrant Community Awaits President’s Immigration Reform Decision

The Philadelphia immigrant community will be watching and waiting in anticipation of President Obama’s decision.

11/20/2014

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey File Photo (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Philadelphia Police Preparing For Ferguson Grand Jury Reaction

With people around the country waiting on the decision, and planning rallies or protests depending on the decision, Philadelphia Police are planning accordingly.

11/20/2014

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Hear Philly: Running Of The Santas Is Coming To Town

Thousands of “Santas” will flood the streets of Philadelphia for the 18th year on December 13th.

11/19/2014

(A house on West Chew Street, in West Oak Lane, where building materials are being salvaged by Philadelphia Community Corps.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Building Up By Tearing Down: Fighting Blight, Unemployment in Philadelphia

The fledgling agency puts former prison inmates to work, removing wood flooring, cabinets, and other fixtures for possible sale or reuse.

11/19/2014

The Philadelphia Charity Ball (Credit: Sabina Louise Pierce)

Hear Philly: Dinner And Dancing For A Wonderful Cause Thanksgiving Weekend

The Philadelphia Charity Ball takes place November 29th at the Bellevue in Center City.

11/19/2014

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