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(The Washington Avenue Pier.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Nature Sanctuary Opens at Foot of Washington Ave. in South Philly

Tucked between the US Coast Guard Station and the Sheet Metal Workers’ union headquarters, at Washington Avenue and Columbus Boulevard, is the Washington Avenue Pier.

08/15/2014

(Construction fencing surrounds The Lincoln, a dilapidated apartment building at 12th and Locust Streets.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Neighbors Ecstatic That Burned-Out Center City Apartment House Will Be Rebuilt

It’s been eight years since fire gutted The Lincoln, leaving it to sit as an eyesore at 12th and Locust Streets.

08/12/2014

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Swans May Be Negatively Impacting The Local Environment

Some experts say a recent swan swarm in New Jersey is unnatural.

08/11/2014

Breaking ground on the new Camden park. (Credit: Camden County)

A New Park Is Coming To South Camden’s Waterfront

Phoenix Park is expected to open next spring.

08/10/2014

(Volunteer workers clean up debris across the street from Hessey Playground, in Kensington.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Volunteers Descend on a Philadelphia Neighborhood’s Persistent Grime and Crime

The Ray of Hope Project brings in strong, healthy volunteers to fight what the group’s head calls an “uphill battle” in Kensington.

08/08/2014

Senator Menendez and local officials watch as Jose Zayas, a representative from the U.S. Department of Energy, and Chris Wissemann, CEO of Fishermen's Energy, sign the official grant agreement. (Credit: The office of Robert Menendez)

Feds Step Up To Help Produce Wind Power Down The Shore

The push for alternative energy sources in New Jersey gets a four year grant to put windmills just off the coast.

08/08/2014

(Birthday girl Unna, center, leads fellow hippo Cindy to their pool at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Another Philadelphia Zoo Hippo Turns 25

Birthday girl Unna, who just turned 25, led the way to her pool party as she and her roommate, Cindy, went for a swim.

08/07/2014

(John Pomponio of the EPA, left, and Michael Roles of Clean Water Action, right, listen as Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown presents a resolution from City Council.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Groups Back Effort To Clarify EPA’s Role For Clean Water

Environmentalists and activists gathered today at Boathouse Row to tout the importance of new rules clarifying the reach and control of the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers over major waterways and the streams and creeks that flow into them.

08/06/2014

(The owner poses with a "twin" of the snake that escaped.  Photo provided by Lower Twp. PD)

Owner of Renegade South Jersey Snake Comes Forward, Easing Area Fears

The snake caused quite a scare after a neighbor snapped a picture of the snake, in a tree, eating a seagull.

08/06/2014

(A piping plover feeding on edge of wetland. Photo by Steven Tucker, USFWS)

Concern Over Protected NJ Shore Birds Postpones Drone Testing

Federal officials ordered a delay in those tests because of piping plovers and red knots, which migrate to New Jersey coastal waters this time of year.

08/05/2014

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Study Finds Trees Save More Than 850 Lives A Year

According to the study, U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms.

08/04/2014

(A photo provided by Emory University shows an isolation room at Emory University Hospital, where a patient who was stricken with Ebola was being treated.  Photo by Jack Kearse/ Emory University via Getty Images)

Pennsylvania’s Top Doctor Says Little To Fear Here From Ebola

As the ebola virus epidemic in West Africa continues to claim victims, there are lingering questions about whether we’ll see an outbreak in the United States.

08/04/2014

(A cluster of handmade Adirondack chairs under a distant tree beckons visitors at Chanticleer Garden, in Wayne, Pa.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Chanticleer Garden

This world-class garden is nearby, but many people don’t realize the splendor that is tucked away right there, behind busy Church Road in Wayne, Pa.

08/03/2014

(What appears to be a large snake in a tree, holding a seagull in its mouth, photographed by a woman in Villas, NJ.  Photo provided by Lower Township PD)

Report — and Photo! — of Huge Snake In Tree Raises Alarm in South Jersey Town

In the town of Villas, Cape May County, a woman last week saw what has been described as a python eating a seagull.

08/01/2014

(The view of Niagara Falls from a room in the Marriott Fallsview hotel.  Photo provided by niagarafallsmariott.com)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The View’s The Thing

A room with a view can dramatically enhance a summer getaway splurge. Here are some ideas on where to look.

07/31/2014

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