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Jazz Festival Coming To South Street This Fall

The second annual Philadelphia United Jazz Festival is gearing up to take over two city blocks on the west side of South Street, and the goal is to showcase Philadelphia-bred musicians.

09/13/2014

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Local School Districts Preparing For Potential Enterovirus 68 Spread

“It seems pretty unenviable it would move,” says Terry Quinlan, the supervisor of health services for the Lower Merion School District.

09/13/2014

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Teen Battling Cancer Honored At His High School Football Team’s Home Opener

A special honor for a 14-year-old fighting cancer.

09/12/2014

Queen Lane Apartments in Germantown will be imploded early Saturday morning. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Implosion Of Germantown High-Rise Forcing Residential Evacuations

Contractors are making final preparations for the implosion of the Queen Lane Apartment building in Germantown Saturday morning.

09/12/2014

(Phillies' third baseman Cody Asche tries a driving simulator while using a smartphone.  It didn't go well.  Photo by David Madden)

In South Jersey, Driving Home A Lesson About Texting While Driving

Phillies’ third baseman Cody Asche tried a driving simulator while using a smartphone, and smashed into a car.

09/12/2014

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Pa. Health Department Ending Free Flu Shots For Schoolchildren

Letters are going out to parents from various school districts in the Commonwealth saying that, due to federal budget cuts, free influenza vaccines will no longer be available.

09/12/2014

(County commissioner Leslie Richards and Abington police chief William Kelly listen as first assistant DA Kevin Steele speaks with reporters about the new task force.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Montgomery County Task Force Will Examine Causes of Drug Abuse

The task force — made up of representatives from law enforcement, social services, education, and the community — is charged with coming up with solutions, short-term and long-term, to address the problems.

09/12/2014

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Susan G. Komen 3-Day Kicks Off In Philadelphia

On a beautiful day for a walk, hundreds of people — decked out in pink — started their 60-mile, three-day journey.

09/12/2014

Philly U. President Dr. Stephen Spinelli, the late Senator's widow, Joan Specter, and son, Shanin Specter, after the ribbon cutting. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

New Center At Philly U. Dedicated To Arlen Specter

Philadelphia University dedicated the new center for public service Thursday night.

09/12/2014

(Janet Haas announces the William Penn Foundation's historic grant to the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

William Penn Foundation Donates $25 Million to Free Library of Philadelphia

There was a standing ovation from library, civic, and community leaders as Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation delivered the news.

09/11/2014

(A dashboard camera installed in a Cherry Hill police cruiser.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

NJ Lawmaker Is Delighted Police Cams Will Roll Out More Widely

The bill wassponsored by Washington Township assemblyman Paul Moriarty, who was cleared of drunk-driving charges after police video showed him passing field sobriety tests.

09/11/2014

(The Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums band marches down Second Street, from the Firemen's Hall museum, past Elfreth's Alley, to the Betsy Ross House on Arch Street.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Officials Take Part in 13th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11

The City of Philadelphia held a patriotic ceremony today in Old City today to remember the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks thirteen years ago.

09/11/2014

(The main screen of the "Stop It" app.  Image provided)

New Smartphone App Gives Kids ‘Keyboard Courage’ Against Cyberbullies

Haddonfield High School has purchased the “Stop It” app and made it available to all students as of today.

09/11/2014

(A volunteer speaks with a student at Veterans Memorial Family School, in Camden.  Photo by Sherry Fazio, provided)

Volunteers Fan Out Across New Jersey For 9/11 Day of Service

At Veterans Memorial Family School, kids were being taught by Verizon volunteers about solar energy.

09/11/2014

(Councilman Curtis Jones speaks with reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Councilman Revives Push For an Independent Police Review Board

Philadelphia City Council opened its fall session today with one controversial matter front and center: whether to put more teeth into the civilian panel that studies cases of police misconduct.

09/11/2014

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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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