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(An actor portraying George Washington mingles with invited guests in the National Liberty Museum's new "welcome gallery."  Photo by Pat Loeb)

National Liberty Museum, in Old City, Goes More Multimedia

The quirky little museum near Independence Mall hopes to attract more visitors with a free, interactive “Welcome Gallery” that opens to the public today.

09/19/2014

(Activists favoring a ballot question on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission demonstrate in the City Council caucus room prior to the vote.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Ballot Question on Control of Phila. School District Gets Council OK

Council today approved that ballot question, but it was not immediately clear if the mayor will sign it in time for it to appear on the November ballot.

09/18/2014

(Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf speaks with students and local officials in a classroom of the STEM Academy, in Chester, Pa.   Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Candidate Tom Wolf Promises Shale Fracking Tax Revenue For Pa. Schools

Students asked Wolf how he would help the struggling Chester-Upland School District if he’s elected governor. He told them a five-percent severence tax on Marcellus Shale would go a long way.

09/18/2014

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Delaware County College Admits Telling Some Students, Incorrectly, They Were Good To Go

Delaware County Community College says it had notified more than 100 students that they’d met their graduation requirements, but they hadn’t.

09/17/2014

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Study: Standing Desks Could Help Cut Childhood Obesity Rates

Childhood obesity is a major public health concern, but new research shows something as simple as changing a child’s desk could help them avoid becoming overweight.

09/17/2014

(The Camden Sophisticated Sisters with Queen Latifah on her national talk showing, airing on CBS-3.  Photo provided)

Camden, NJ Group Gets Big Boost on National TV Show

What the Camden Sohisticated Sisters drill team didn’t know: there was a $10,000 donation provided by Queen Latifah. The segment airs today at 3pm on CBS-3.

09/17/2014

(Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings looks on from the sideline during a game against the St. Louis Rams on September 7th.  Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Getty Images)

Adrian Peterson Case Brings Corporal Punishment of Kids Front and Center

Many child advocates say physical discipline is wrong, while some parents defend their actions, saying spankings can be appropriate under certain circumstances.

09/16/2014

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Another Try: Pa. House Committee Approves Phila. Cigarette Tax for Schools

For some, it was déjà vu: the House passed a bill more than two months ago to authorize the cigarette tax for city schools, but then the bill got bogged down.

09/16/2014

(Young kids draw in Franklin Square.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Kids Help Grownups Make A Point About Preschools in Philadelphia

Kids sang and danced and drew pictures as the grownups pushed for funding for quality pre-kindergarten programs.

09/16/2014

(Lead conservator Kristin deGhetaldi  stands in front of "Triumph of David," believed to be by Pietro de Cortona.  Photo by Stephen Crossot, provided)

Villanova Art Historians Hope For New Revelations in Painting’s X-Rays

The “Triumph of David,” a 12′-by-20′ painting believed to be by artist Pietro de Cortona, is being examined by radiographic imaging.

09/16/2014

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NJ Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault Of Female Student

A former Hun School of Princeton information technology teacher has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female student.

09/15/2014

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Penn Students Party Hard — At Least According To Playboy

It’s the first time an Ivy League school has ever made the magazine’s list, let alone snagged the top spot.

09/15/2014

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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

(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

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The Black History Showcase aims to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of Black history, while enhancing pride and dignity among those who indentify with the culture.

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