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New Google Service Spotlighting Bucks County

You’ve probably used Google Maps before, but did you know the website also has something called Google Trekker?

06/26/2015

(The storm relief center in Clayton, NJ, set up to assist area residents in the wake of Tuesday evening's severe thunderstorms.  Photo by David Madden)

Emergency Relief Center in Gloucester County, NJ Catering To Storm Victims

Officials are offering assistance at a number of locations on both sides of the Delaware River, including one in Clayton, Gloucester County.

06/25/2015

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Park Service Says Flight 93 Visitor’s Center To Open Sept. 10

A permanent memorial was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Officials hope the new visitor’s center will boost annual visitors from about 300,000 to 500,000.

06/25/2015

(A toppled tree in a backyard awaits removal.  Photo by KYW's Pat Toddy)

Local Power Outages Could Last Into The Weekend

Persistent power outages continue to make life difficult for more than 200,000 people around the Delaware Valley and South Jersey.

06/25/2015

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Upper Vermont’s Lake Champlain Region

Getaways can be relaxing and recharging. Here’s an ideal spot for one.

06/25/2015

(Outside the Delco Emergency Management Center, adjacent to the prison, County Council chairman Mario Civera speaks to reporters.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Delaware County Declares Storm Emergency, Asks For State Aid

With tens of thousands of power outages, dozens of major road closures, and other related headaches, Delaware County Council chairman Mario Civera (at lectern in photo) says they reached out to Governor Wolf for assistance.

06/24/2015

(Awnings are torn away from the Gibbstown Shopping Center following Tuesday night's storms.  Photos by David Madden)

Gloucester County Among South Jersey Towns Whacked Hard By Tuesday Thunderstorms

The main drag through Gibbstown wasn’t too bad: just the occasional tree or tree limb down. But on the side streets, it was a different story.

06/24/2015

(An architect's rendering of the proposed apartment building for 218 Arch Street.  The Betsy Ross House, not visible in rendering, is across Arch Street at the far right.  Image by architect Stephen Varenhorst provided by Phila. Historical Commission)

Developer Agrees To Reconsider Plans For Big Building in Historic Old City Location

Plans for the apartment building on the 200 block of Arch Street were due to be voted on by the architectural committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission.

06/23/2015

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Pa. Agriculture Officials Take Measures To Prevent Importation of Avian Flu Here

The new restrictions apply to birds headed to live markets, and to eggs destined for facilities where they are broken open and processed.

06/22/2015

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Rain Is A Welcome Sight For Farmers In New Jersey

Recent rain and more in the forecast is a welcome sight to farmers after the entire month of May produced barely more than one inch of rain in the Delaware Valley.

06/18/2015

(Billboards near 9th and Spring Garden Streets, in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Councilmembers Give Final OK to Revamp of City’s Billboard Regulations

It could lead to more digital billboards, though fewer outdoor signboards overall.

06/18/2015

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Local Theologians See Depth in Pope’s Pronouncement on Climate

William Madges, a theology professor at St. Joseph’s University, says it’s no accident that the pope cited the political dimensions of the debate.

06/18/2015

(A sign on the counter in Browns Restaurant warns customers not to feed foxes that are often seen nearby.  Photo by David Madden)

Don’t Feed The Wild Animals, An Ocean City Restaurant Tells Its Customers

Here’s something you probably don’t expect to see near the Ocean City boardwalk: a red fox. Yet they seem to be congregating near one eatery on the north end of town.

06/17/2015

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Director Of Catholics In Alliance For The Common Good: ‘There’s No Room To Debate Idea That We Must Do Better On Climate Change’

Christopher Hale, Executive Director of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good spoke with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change.

06/16/2015

(Some parents came equipped with a fan for graduation ceremonies in the non-air-conditioned auditorium at Masterman School.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Phila. Schools Dismiss Early Again Due To Heat; Some Persevere For Graduations

The nine city public schools with graduation ceremonies planned for today had the option of remaining open past noon for the ceremonies.

06/16/2015