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The Philadelphia Housing Authority opens a  new complex in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city. (Credit: Justin Udo)

Philadelphia Housing Authority Opens New Complex In Strawberry Mansion

It’s the first housing construction project the agency has done in more than three years.

07/14/2015

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Boy Scouts Of America Ends Ban On Gay Scout Leaders

In a unanimous vote, the Boy Scouts of America’s executive committee approved a resolution to end the group’s ban on gay adult leaders.

07/14/2015

The 'Swoosh' logo is seen on a Nike factory store on December 12, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Getty Images)

New Nike LeBron Shoe Inspired By Student’s Trouble Lacing Up

The company’s sending the shoes to two of the basketball teams competing for the US in the Special Olympics World Summer Games later this month.

07/14/2015

File photo: NAACP President Cornell Brooks addresses attendees on day three of the NAACP Convention. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

President Obama In Philadelphia To Address 106th NAACP Convention

Attendees are looking to Obama for national leadership on civil rights. And they’ll be looking to former president Bill Clinton on Wednesday to discuss economics.

07/14/2015

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Police In One Bucks County Town Urging Residents To ‘Get A Room’

Using the hashtag #getaroom, the Buckingham Township Police Department reminded residents on Facebook and Twitter that they could get a citation for having romantic liaisons in public parks after dark.

07/13/2015

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Archbishop Releases Statement On Main Line School That Dismissed Teacher

As Archbishop Charles Chaput weighs in on the firing of a gay Catholic school teacher on the Main Line, the leadership of the school is releasing a statement backing the decision, and saying it will not be reversed or modified.

07/13/2015

Dr. Feldstein, pres of PCOM, is on left.  Dr. Vinn, company founder, is on right.  (credit: Lynne Adkins)

Local Medical College Partners With California Company To Help Seniors Stay In Their Homes

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is working with The Residentialist Group to help older residents stay in their homes safely.

07/12/2015

Tire Round-up workers fill a sanitation department truck's hopper with tires. (Credit: Molly Daly)

Community Groups Raise Money And Clean Up Neighborhoods With Tire Round-Up Program

The effort gives community groups an opportunity to raise money while cleaning up their neighborhoods.

07/11/2015

Juliana Noone teaching children about gardening at The Please Touch Museum. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

The Please Touch Museum Debuts Gardening Program

Peppers, green beans and squash are just some of the veggies growing in this little garden outside the museum walls.

07/11/2015

The emblem on the hood of the 2nd Alarmers rapid response vehicle honoring fallen police officers and firefighters. (Credit: Dan Wing)

City Officials Unveil Memorial Emblem Honoring Fallen Firefighters And Police Officers

The emblem honoring Fire Captain Michael Goodwin Sr., Firefighter Joyce Craig, and Police officers Moses Walker Jr. and Robert Wilson III now sits prominently on the hood of the 2nd Alarmers rapid response vehicle, which offers water, fans and other forms of support at emergency scenes.

07/11/2015

Delaware Governor Jack Markell. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Activist Fights For Formal Slavery Apology From State Of Delaware

This is the third time that Harmon Carey has asked Gov. Jack Markell to issue an apology on behalf of the state.

07/11/2015

(St. Laurentius Catholic Church, on East Berks Street in Fishtown.  2014 photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Historical Commission Gives Historic Designation To Vacant Fishtown Church Building

St. Laurentius Church, which was slated to be demolished, has won a reprieve from the city’s Historical Commission by receiving a historical designation.

07/10/2015

There is talk once again of a massive development project for Camden's waterfront. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Renewed Talk Of Massive Development Project For Camden’s Waterfront

Preliminary plans for a huge commercial and retail complex are on the drawing board once again.

07/10/2015

Cityview Condominiums in the Art Museum area. (Credit: Ian Bush)

Secret Service Scoping Out Art Museum-Area High-Rises Ahead of Pope’s Visit

Staff at several buildings in the Art Museum area say agents have scoped out their properties.

07/10/2015

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Mayor Nutter Upbeat on ‘World Heritage City’ Designation For Philadelphia

There are more than 230 World Heritage cities around the globe, but none so far in the US.

07/09/2015