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(Ashley Broaddus, wearing black and white in center, poses with some of her friends who modeled her line of hoodies that carry inspirational messages.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Teen Uses Her ‘Make-A-Wish’ Moment To Help Other Girls

Ashley Broaddus is using her “Make-A-Wish” wish to spread positive messages.

12/12/2014

(Shirts carried the names of each victim of the 2012 mass shooting in Connecticut.  Photo by John McDevitt)

As Sandy Hook Anniversary Nears, Philadelphians Stand Against Gun Violence

Twenty-six t-shirts, each bearing the name of one of the victims killed in the shooting at the Connecticut school on December 14, 2012, were on display.

12/12/2014

(A demonstration against racism at the federal building in Camden.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia ‘Die-In’ Causes Gridlock; Camden Demonstration More Orderly

In Camden, a “die-in” was held in front of the courthouse. A Philadelphia group blocked traffic on Broad Street.

12/12/2014

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Charity Report: An Organization’s Finances Are Only One Piece Of The Puzzle When It Comes To Giving

Thinking of donating this holiday season? If you’re basing how much trust you place in a charity on finances alone, you’re making a mistake.

12/12/2014

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Cartoon In Local Paper Draws Ire Of Philadelphia Police Commissioner

The cartoon appeared in the Bucks County Courier Times and depicted kids asking Santa Claus to “keep us safe from the police.”

12/12/2014

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Free, Unique Musical Experience Comes To Synagogue On Main Line

On Sunday, Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood will host a concert featuring contemporary, folk, jazz, classical and world music all in one place.

12/12/2014

(The 2013 Christmas Village shopping mall, in Love Park.  Credit: CBS3)

Several Events Scheduled in Philadelphia Focusing on Racism Issues

Leaders of the Christmas Village, in Love Park, have canceled this evening’s “lantern parade” after learning that Ferguson-related protesters were scheduled to converge there at the same time.

12/11/2014

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Report: Kids In Philadelphia Are Some Of The Hardest Working When It Comes To Chores

ChoreMonster.com, an app that tries to make chores fun for families, says it analyzed over seven million completed jobs to figure out which U.S. cities have hard-working children.

12/11/2014

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Uber Offering Delivery Lunch For A Good Cause On Thursday

If you don’t want to brave the cold, Uber is offering a one-day-only way to get lunch from Philadelphia restaurant Sbraga without leaving your desk.

12/11/2014

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Brotherly Love: Police Officer Helps Raise Money To Aid Those Staying At Ronald McDonald House

On Tuesday night at the Ronald McDonald House in University City, red and white stripe socks were high fashion.

12/10/2014

(Officer Gabrielle Camacho reads to a kindergarten student at Bonsall Elementary School, in Camden, NJ.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Camden County Police Offer Reading Mentorship To City’s Littlest Residents

Officer Gabrielle Camacho said she looks forward to her 30 minutes with the students each week.

12/10/2014

(Love Park, at 15th Street and JFK Blvd., with its famed Robert Indiana "Love" sculpture.  File photo from CBS3)

Open Call For Ideas on Love Park Redesign

City officials will be all ears tonight the Free Library, as Philadelphia residents get a chance to weigh in on their vision for a new Love Park.

12/10/2014

(Jabriel.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Jabriel

Twelve-year-old Jabriel is something of a chess prodigy.

12/10/2014

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Philadelphia Official Acknowledges Huge Backlog in Care For City’s Trees

City officials seem stumped, so to speak, over how to keep up with the growing number of city-owned trees that need to be pruned or removed.

12/08/2014

(Pa. Rep. Vanessa Brown, at lectern, speaks with reporters.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Black Pa. Lawmakers Promise Response to Wave of Protests Over Deaths at Hands of Police

“People were calling and saying, ‘What are we going to do?’ ” noted state representative Vanessa Brown (D-Phila., at lectern).

12/08/2014

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