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(The beach at Ocean City, NJ.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

South Jersey Shore Rentals Plentiful for September

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. But, truth be told, lots of people head “down the shore” to vacation in September.

08/28/2014

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Not Everyone Excited About ‘Made In America’ This Weekend

“Made in America” takes place this weekend, but not everyone is thrilled about the event.

08/28/2014

(Bicycles along the Schuylkill River Canal.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Nearby Schuylkill River Trail

Want to avoid traffic and crowds this holiday weekend, but still get into the great outdoors? Here’s an ideal getaway just minutes from home.

08/28/2014

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California Chrome Expected To Make Comeback At Local Racetrack

Huge crowds are expected next month, should Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome race in the Pennsylvania Derby at Parx.

08/28/2014

Lucy the Elephant in Margate. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Margate’s Lucy The Elephant To Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, the massive, landmark elephant statue in Margate will have an “elephant sized amount of water” poured over her head.

08/27/2014

(Showboat Casino-Hotel, in Atlantic City.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Casino Owner: Showboat Will Shut Down Sunday

The word came a day after Caesars officials conducted a tour of the Showboat with what they described as “an interested party.”

08/27/2014

(credit: Randall E. Scott)

Pop-up Park On The Delaware To Remain Open Through September

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation announced Wednesday that its summer-only floating park on the Delaware, Spruce Street Harbor Park, will continue to operate through September 28th.

08/27/2014

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Philadelphia Finalizes Parade Plans To Honor Its Hometown Little League Heroes

And the city is encouraging everyone to come out and congratulate the Taney Dragons on their success.

08/26/2014

The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit:  KYW's Andrew Kramer)

Atlantic City Accentuates The Positive Amid Casino Industry Downturn

“This is a milestone moment in Atlantic City, one in which consolidation in the casino industry must make way for new opportunities,” said mayor Donald Guardian.

08/26/2014

(Photo provided by Gregory Lattanzi, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ.)

Boy Finds Prehistoric Bit of Weaponry on LBI Beach

An expert at the New Jersey State Museum says the stone point was probably attached to the business end of a two-part paleo-Indian spear, from about 10,000 years ago.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/25/2014

(Pope Francis, in file photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Comcast Exec Sees Plenty of Donor Dollars Available For Philadelphia Mega-Events

One of Philadelphia’s top movers and shakers says there are more than enough deep pockets in the region to help pay for both a potential visit of the pope to Philadelphia next year and a Democratic National Convention in 2016.

08/25/2014

(File photo.  Credit: Philippe Lopez/ AFP/ Getty Images.)

Atlantic City Progressive Slots Now Interconnected With Las Vegas Pool

It takes progressive slots to a whole new level — and across state lines. And with that, the progressive jackpots are growing.

08/22/2014

(Washington Memorial Chapel.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Fundraising Plan Being Formed For Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge

The chapel sits on Route 23, about a mile west of the park visitors’ center, on 26 acres of private land. It’s not part of the national park, so it doesn’t receive any federal dollars for upkeep and renovation.

08/22/2014

(A flyer from Laurel Hill Cemetery advertising the "Hotties" tour features a photograph of Robert Cornelius, credited with taking the first "selfie."  Image provided)

Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery Inaugurates Its ‘Hotties’ Tour

“We have a list of what we would consider the most handsome men in Laurel Hill,” notes Alexis Jeffcoat, a guide at the Fairmount Park cemetery.

08/21/2014

Varnana ("V") Beuria, owner of Chhaya Cafe, at their new space just before its opening.   Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Opening, Relocating, Opening Soon, Opening

Lots of new dining spots are coming to the Philadelphia area.

08/21/2014

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Caribbean Festival At Penn’s Landing

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