Environment

(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

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Sewer Construction Project Causing One-Day Closure of Portion of Montco Bike Trail

The trail closure is expected to last only one day (Tuesday).

06/15/2015

(City Hall's north apron, looking west from East Penn Square toward 15th and JFK Boulevard.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Refurbishing Work Getting Underway on North Side of City Hall Apron

On the north apron of City Hall, fencing has been installed to prevent pedestrians from getting close to what is about to become a major work zone.

06/15/2015

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Swarms Of Mayflies Descend On Lancaster County

While the flies only live for a day, they reproduce and can increase their numbers in a very short time.

06/15/2015

(A young father and his children escape from the heat in the Love Park fountain, near 15th St. and JFK Blvd.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

In Center City Philadelphia, Some Getting Respite With a Dip in a Fountain

Swimming and playing in the Love Park fountain is not allowed, but those rules are loosely enforced on days like this.

06/12/2015

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Three Year Prison Term For N.J. Man in Zurbrugg Hospital Asbestos Removal Case

“They got this contract and, in order to make more money off of it, they took dangerous shortcuts,” says Elie Honig, director of the state’s Division of Criminal Justice.

06/12/2015

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Connor Barwin Surprises Cherry Hill Family On Solar Panel Crew

“I’m very happy that this working family is having this installation done and I’m very happy to be a part of it,” said Barwin.

06/12/2015

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Philadelphia Officials Warn of Heat Wave’s Dangers, Especially to the Elderly

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging is urging everyone to check in on older neighbors, friends, and family members.

06/12/2015

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Report: About 40 Percent Of U.S. Food Supply Is Wasted, But Most Americans Believe They Don’t Waste Much

The research, from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, reveals that about three-quarters of Americans believe they’re wasting less food than the national average.

06/11/2015

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Thousands Of Fish Die After Fire At Pa. Chemical Plant

Officials in Adams and York counties are advising people not to fish, boat or swim in certain sections of the Conewago Creek until further notice.

06/10/2015

(Deputy mayor Mike DiBerardinis speaks to schoolkids at the Clemente Recreation Center.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Dept. of Parks and Recreation Gets Incentive Payment For Trimming Energy Usage

Waring Elementary School students helped celebrate by dancing at Clemente Recreation Center, where deputy mayor Mike DiBerardinis said that kids like them were his chief motivation to cut his deparment’s carbon footprint.

06/09/2015

(A food truck vendor, a Temple official, and a city L&I official testify before Philadelphia City Council.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Temple Univ. Asks City Council To Help Rein In Food Truck Mayhem on Campus

The university is asking Council to create a “Temple Vending District,” ensuring that students have an opportunity to make purchases at the burgeoning food truck scene, but not to the point of choking off pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

06/08/2015

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Christie Administration Sues To Halt Ocean-Blasting Research

Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is seeking federal court action to halt research that involves blasting the ocean floor off New Jersey with sound waves.

06/05/2015