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Facebook To Feed Users Location-Specific Tips As They Visit Certain Spots

The company says it is rolling out a new feature that uses your phone’s location services to provide more information about the places you visit.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

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Local Brewery Debuts New Beer Honoring Schuylkill River, Local Recreation, and Earth Day

It’s called Schuylkill River Trail Ale, and Sly Fox plans to roll it out as part of a big Earth Day splash in April.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

The Revel sign coming down in September 2014, after the shutdown of the facility. (Credit: Cleve Bryan)

Hard Rock Gets State OK For Possible Future Casino Venture in Atlantic City

And it may center around the defunct Revel property, soon to be bought by Florida developer Glenn Straub.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

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What’s Cooking on 1060: Philanthropic Burgers, Flower Show Beer Garden, and Super Bowl Food Tips

Hadas reports this week on a new burger stand in Reading Terminal Market with a charitable mission, a pop-up beer garden coming to center city Philadelphia in conjunction with the Flower Show, and tips for what to serve at your Super Bowl party.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: An Inexpensive Run To Toronto

What’s there in winter, you ask? Lots to do and see!

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

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Hard Rock Again Considers Opening Gaming Facility In Atlantic City

The owners of the Hard Rock Casino franchise are asking New Jersey regulators for clearance to, perhaps, get involved in Atlantic City gaming.

01/29/2015

Mayor Nutter in an Aston Martin DB8 convertible at a 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show preview. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Mayor Nutter Joins Organizers As Philadelphia Auto Show Drives Into Town

One of Philadelphia’s longest running events returns this weekend, and Mayor Nutter joined organizers for a preview.

01/29/2015

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Two N.J. Congressmen Renew Push for Legalized Sports Betting in Garden State

Rep. Frank LoBiondo hopes the timing is right, now that Nevada senator Harry Reid is no longer the Senate majority leader.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

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Twitter Adding Video Sharing, Group Messaging Features

In the face of new social media competitors such as WhatsApp and Snapchat, venerable Twitter is rolling out two new features.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

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Petition Drive Hopes to Save Flourtown Farmers Market, Marked For Eviction

Area residents are banding together to try to save the longtime staple of this Montgomery County community.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

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Positively Philadelphia: A Small Hotel in Doylestown, Pa.

The historic Doylestown Inn has gone through many changes since it first opened, on State Street in Doylestown, in 1902.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/25/2015

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Philadelphia Program Targeting Readers Both Young And Old Now Underway

One Book, One Philadelphia kicked off its annual push of reading, literacy, and libraries.

01/23/2015

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What’s Cooking on 1060: Coffee with Movies, Pizza with Kindness, and Literacy with Cooking

KYW’s Hadas Kuznits reports on one pizza shop’s novel approach to crowdfunding, the Free Library’s efforts toward “culinary literacy,” and a coffee shop with something extra.

01/22/2015

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Quick Trip Back 100 Years

The preservation of a major American institution in a Berks County town celebrated a half-century last week.

01/22/2015

(The former headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer, at Broad and Callowhill Streets.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Blatstein Drops Casino Appeal, Says He’ll Move Ahead With Other Plans for Inquirer HQ

Blatstein was one of four developers hoping to build Philadelphia’s second casino; he proposed putting it in the former Inquirer headquarters, on North Broad Street at Callowhill.

01/19/2015

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