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Phila. Parking Authority Admits Confusion About Motorcycle Parking Rules

The Philadelphia Parking Authority says some of its officers apparently didn’t get the word about its new pilot program that lets motorcycle and scooter riders park for free in specially designated spaces.

07/30/2014

File photo: 2012's Paulsboro train derailment. (Credit: American Red Cross)

NTSB Faults Conrail Training and Procedures in 2012 Paulsboro, NJ Derailment

Another factor contributing to consequences following the accident, the NTSB says, was Conrail’s failure of to implement and establish emergency response protocols to protect the community from exposure to the vinyl chloride that was released.

07/29/2014

(Amtrak's 30th Street Station, with the Cira Centre in the background.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

US House OKs Plan To Rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station

A bipartisan bill to rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station in honor of former US congressman Bill Gray has been approved in the House, and now moves to the US Senate for consideration.

07/29/2014

(Teri Adams poses for a photograph on Independence Mall.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Conservative Philadelphia Political Group Drops ‘Tea Party’ From Name

“We want to get into some other issues that we weren’t really able to get into under the Tea Party banner,” says president Teri Adams.

07/25/2014

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Officials Keeping Cool About Pope’s Likely 2015 Visit

And they say Archbishop Chaput’s comments of optimism don’t affect their planning for the event.

07/25/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter, speaking with reporters about the "Welcome America" concert on July 4th.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Jets to France For Economic Development Talks

Mayor Nutter is in France for the next six days for a trip that officials say is aimed at promoting French investment in Philadelphia.

07/25/2014

Ron Blount, president of the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania, at right, testifies.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

All Philadelphia Taxicabs Will Get Security Cameras

“If people know that their face is going to be shown on KYW or CBS, they’re less likely to assault these drivers,” said the president of the Taxi Workers Alliance.

07/24/2014

(Mayor Nutter holds a photograph of Jon Bon Jovi, the 2014 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award for humanitarianism.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Jon Bon Jovi to Receive Philadelphia’s Marian Anderson Award in November

He’ll join a prestigious list that includes Oprah Winfrey and Sidney Poitier.

07/23/2014

(A display shows pictures of previous flooding at Von Nieda Park, in Camden.)

New Storm Drainage Being Built For Cramer Hill Neighborhood of Camden, NJ

An inch of rain puts Von Nieda Park, in Cramer Hill, underwater for days. Nearby streets and homes are also inundated.

07/23/2014

Former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge Michael Sullivan smiles outside the US District Courthouse in Philadelphia after his acquittal on all charges.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

Six Philadelphia Traffic Court Judges Acquitted of Corruption Charges

The verdicts were mostly “not guilty,” although four of the judges were convicted of lying to investigators about providing “consideration” in Traffic Court to certain VIPs.

07/23/2014

(File photo: travelers check in at a US Airways ticket counter in Phoenix.  Photo by Joshua Lott/ Getty Images)

One More Day of US Flight Cancellations To and From Tel Aviv

The FAA has extended its ban on US flights to Tel Aviv until at least 4:15pm (ET) Thursday.

07/23/2014

(State highway officials unveil a new speed limit sign along the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

More 70 MPH Speed Limits Coming in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say the entire toll road system, including the sections that roll through urban areas, may get a speed limit boost to 70 mph next year.

07/23/2014

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Law Professor On Competing Obamacare Rulings: Courts Allowed For Different Interpretations Of Healthcare Law

Chris Stigall spoke with William Jacobsen from the Cornell University Law School about two conflicting rulings by federal appeals courts regarding health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

07/23/2014

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Congressmen Inspect Central Pa. Facility Housing Immigrant Children

Congressmen Jim Gerlach, Pat Meehan, and Charlie Dent (all R-Pa.) visited a children’s home in western Berks County where children were being placed by the government.

07/22/2014

(Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Postal Workers Visit City of Their Genesis For National Convention

About 8,000 members of the National Association of Letter Carriers are in Philadelphia, many with family members.

07/22/2014

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