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(Drexel University culinary student Alli Zeitz prepares a salad using unsellable produce donated by a West Philadelphia ShopRite store.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

A Local Pilot Program Shows How Repurposed Food Can Help The Needy

Drexel University is attempting to spread an innovative food recovery program to all parts of the nation.

11/14/2014

(President of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Daniel McElhatton speaks outside City Hall.  Behind him is an "energy guzzling refrigerator" character provided by Peco.  Photo  by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Marks ‘Recycling Day’ With Thanks, and Reminders

Streets commissioner David Perri says 2013 was a record-setting year for our city, which was among the first to institute a recycling program.

11/13/2014

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Raccoon Tests Positive For Rabies In Camden County

On Nov. 9, a Winslow Township resident reportedly found the raccoon in their front yard and notified animal control officers, who removed it.

11/13/2014

Pat Russell, chair of Septa's Advisory Committee for Accessibility, in violet hat, leads ribbon-cutting for the new elevators at Dilworth Park.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

New Elevators Dedicated at City Hall’s Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park, which recently replaced the old Dilworth Plaza on the west apron of Philadelphia City Hall, is more user-friendly than its predecessor.

11/12/2014

(Margate's dunes, in Sept. 2013.  File photo by CBS3)

Margate, NJ To Oppose State-Mandated Dunes Enhancement Project

Voters in this South Jersey town this week approved a move for the municipality to oppose a plan by the State of New Jersey to install protective dunes on the beaches.

11/06/2014

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Facebook Spotlights Fight Against Ebola in Users’ News Feeds

After donating $25 million of his own money to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is inviting members of the social network to join the battle.

11/06/2014

(Matthew McConaughey stars in "Interstellar.")

Movie Review: ‘Interstellar’

Interstellar is a primal science fiction extravaganza, a time-bending adventure full of both grandeur and suspense, set in the near future

11/06/2014

(As members of the new Philadelphia Bicycle Advocacy Board look on, Mayor Nutter signs the order giving the group official status.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter Creates Bicycle Advocacy Board To Promote Cycling Here

One of its first tasks will be to increase the profile of women in the cycling race held here in early June of each year.

11/05/2014

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Philadelphia Leaf Collection Program Returns, With Some Changes

From Monday, Nov. 10 through Friday, Dec. 19, the Streets Department will be offering leaf recycling to help residents dispose of foliage, but officials say there are some changes to note.

11/05/2014

(File photo:  students outside the Temple University Student Center.)

Some Philadelphia Area Universities Banning Or Canceling Trips To Ebola-affected Countries

Temple University, for example, has issued a directive to students, faculty, and staff that indefinitely bans school-sponsored travel to three West African nations.

10/30/2014

(The current bed of the Manayunk Bridge, which is being converted into a hiking-and-biking path.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Defunct Manayunk Bridge To Be Converted For Recreational Use

The $4.1-million project is designed to extend the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, in Lower Merion, to the Schuylkill River Trail network in Philadelphia, via the Manayunk Bridge.

10/28/2014

(A home along Bridle Drive, near the Neshaminy Creek, that was lifted 14 feet in the air.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Ten-Year Bucks County Flood Mitigation Project Draws To A Close

More than ten years and $27 million later, one of Bucks County’s largest-ever flood mitigation projects has come to end with a ceremony along the Neshaminy Creek.

10/28/2014

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Study: Plants Know When They’re Being Eaten

Plants have feelings, too. Sort of.

10/28/2014

(A traffic signal in center city Philadelphia.  File photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Philadelphia Begins New Traffic Flow Improvement Project in Center City

The Traffic Signal Improvement Project will be conducted in the northeast quadrant of center city, which runs from Callowhill Street south to Market, and from Broad Street east to Second.

10/27/2014

(University Hospital in Newark, NJ, where nurse Kaci Hickox was quarantined.  Photo by Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Ebola Nurse Forced Into Quarantine in N.J. Contemplates Civil Rights Lawsuit

Kaci Hickox was allowed to return to her home in Maine today after being forced into quarantine in New Jersey after landing at Newark International Airport.

10/27/2014

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