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(Rear Adm. David Pimpo signs the agreement aboard the USS Olympia.  John Brady, CEO of the Independence Seaport Museum, stands alongside.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

US Navy, Seaport Museum Working Together on Science Training For Philadelphia Youth

The agreement was signed aboard the historic USS Olympia, on Penn’s Landing.

11/03/2014

(The Monkey Parking web site.)

Philadelphia Councilman Hoping To Outlaw Selling Your Parking Space To Next Driver

Monkey Parking is a free iOS app that lets people announce where they are parked, and then take bids on who wants rights to park in that space next.

10/29/2014

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Watchdog Group Gives Pennsylvania Mixed Marks on Fixing Voter Access

In its new report, Common Cause evaluates ten swing states on their implementation of 19 recommendations issued by President Obama’s elections commission earlier this year.

10/28/2014

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Watchdogs Say Ebola Crisis Is Newest Hook For Online Fraud Schemes

Panic is a scammer’s best friend, says Mary Bach, chair of AARP Pennsylvania’s Consumer Issues Task Force.

10/27/2014

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Nutter Urges End To Standoff Between Parking Authority and ‘Uber’ Service

The Philadelphia Parking Authority cracked down over the weekend, impouding six vehicles and fining the drivers $1,000 each.

10/27/2014

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Allowances, Kids Love It And Parents Often Forget To Hand It Out—Now There’s An App For That!

Multi-tasking parents who might struggle to remember to give their children their allowance can rejoice! There’s an app to help!

10/26/2014

(The Facebook "Rooms" app, available free in the Apple App Store.)

Facebook Creates ‘Rooms’ App For Anonymous Interactions

If you want to go where nobody knows your name, Facebook has launched a new app.

10/23/2014

(The Color of Change web site)

Thursday Nights at 9: Online Town Hall Meetings To Inspire Black Civic Engagement

ColorOfChange.org is hosting the series of Twitter Townhalls beginning at 9pm each Thursday, during the commercial breaks of “Scandal.”

10/23/2014

(Cell phone collection boxes are displayed at Philadelphia police headquarters before being deployed to police stations citywide.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Police Again Collect Used Cell Phones To Benefit Domestic Abuse Victims

The program, called “Hopeline,” is a joint effort among the Philadelphia local of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Philadelphia Police Department, Verizon, and the organization “Women Against Abuse.”

10/23/2014

(People walk by a Samsung store in New York City.   Photo by Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Retailers Readying Early Start to Holiday Shopping Season

It’s not even Halloween, but already retailers are trying to win your holiday shopping dollars with promises of bargains that rival Black Friday’s.

10/22/2014

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A Bucks County High School’s Latest Learning Tool Is Its Own Supermarket Branch

It’s all part of a partnership between the Centennial School District and Shop Rite to give students hands-on experience running a business.

10/22/2014

(Jamillia Kamara, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for Forbes' "Under 30 Summit."  Photo by Melony Roy)

Attendees and Philadelphia Officials Aglow After ‘Under 30 Summit’ Wraps Up Here

Bringing all of that billionaire brainpower to Philadelphia was a coup for the city, and one that officials including Mayor Nutter hope to see repeated.

10/22/2014

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New App Raises Money For Animal Shelters Every Time You Walk Your Dog

Imagine every time you take your dog for a walk, you are helping other dogs with every step! A new app does that and it’s doesn’t cost you a penny.

10/21/2014

(Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky speaks to Forbes' "Under 30 Summit" in Philadelphia.  Photo by KYW's Melony Roy)

Monica Lewinsky Tells Philadelphia Millenials About Her Ordeal in the Spotlight

“I was patient zero” — the first victim of cyber-bullying — says Monica Lewinsky.

10/20/2014

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2 Local Students Develop A Way To Charge Your Phone Just By Wearing A Jacket

Two La Salle University freshmen have developed a way for you to charge your cell phone just by wearing a jacket.

10/18/2014

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