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Triple A Mechanic Richard Santiago demonstrating the penny test. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Hitting The Road For A Getaway? Make Sure Your Tires Are Up To Speed

Triple A says one of the most common calls they get for roadside assistance in the summer has to do with tire problems.

07/01/2015

Tom McGee sells beer at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

A Phillies’ Beer Vendor Channels Marlon Brando, For Fun and Profit

It’s a classic Marlon Brando scene (“Heyyy, Stellaaaa!”) that beer vendor Tom McGee recreates as he walks the aisles of Citizens Bank Park, selling cans of Stella Artois.

07/01/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter is flanked by World Meeting of Families' executive director Donna Farrell and president Bob Ciaruffoli as the pope's expected visit to Independence Mall is discussed.  Photo by Steve Tawa

City and Church Leaders Note Significance of Pope’s Independence Hall Stop

With Independence Hall as a backdrop, the pontiff is expected to reach out to the anticipated 30,000-50,000 spectators to talk about immigration issues.

06/30/2015

File photo. Pope Francis waves to the faithful during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square.  (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Just Released: The Pope’s Schedule For September’s Trip To Philadelphia

The Vatican has just released the schedule of events for the visit of Pope Francis to the United States.

06/30/2015

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Art Project Invites Philadelphians To Share Personal Problems Ahead of Pope’s Visit

It’s called “Mary: Undoer of Knots Grotto,” and will be on display outside the Basilica during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia.

06/29/2015

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Phila. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Backs Fundraising Push For Papal Visit

The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced its Latino Papal Fund, to raise money for the Philadelphia visit of the first Hispanic pope in the history of the Catholic Church.

06/29/2015

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Teachers Learn Latest Classroom Technology At Conference In Philadelphia

It’s an informational expo where educators learn how to make use of technology in the classroom.

06/29/2015

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Choppy Waters Force Organizers To Cancel Leg Of Popular Triathlon

The storms left choppy waters along the Schuylkill River forcing the city of Philadelphia to declare the water unsafe.

06/28/2015

File photo. Credit: Mann Center

Saturday Fireworks Postponed to Sunday

The forecast of heavy rain this evening prompted the schedule change.

06/27/2015

A "feedback wall" at the National Constitution Center invites patrons to post notes in agreement (green) or disagreement (orange) with the concept of gay marriage.  Photo by Pat Loeb

National Constitution Center Quick-Edits Its Gay Rights Exhibit After Marriage Ruling

The National Constitution Center was inviting the LGBT community to celebrate today’s US Supreme Court decision afffirming the right of same-sex couples to marry.

06/26/2015

(John Cochie poses for a photo near one of the Philadelphia Gayborhood's rainbow-striped crosswalks on the day the US Supreme Court upheld same-sex marriages.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

In Philadelphia’s Gayborhood, Elation Over US Supreme Court Ruling

Today, following the US Supreme Court decision overturning state bans on same-sex marriages, the sense of a watershed moment in US history was palpable.

06/26/2015

New Hope Clock - Main Street

New Google Service Spotlighting Bucks County

You’ve probably used Google Maps before, but did you know the website also has something called Google Trekker?

06/26/2015

(The "When and If," under full sail, in file photo)

Tall Ships Bring History Sailing into Delaware Riverfront

Among the tall ships in the Parade of Sail, arrayed today along the Delaware River, is a schooner named “When And If” that once belonged to Gen. George Patton.

06/25/2015

(Archbishop Charles Chaput, in file photo. Credit: CBS3)

In Rome, Archbishop Chaput Gives Status Report on Phila. Visit of Pope Francis

Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput reports over $30 million has been raised of the $45 million needed to pay for the World Meeting of Familes and papal visit planned for Philadelphia in September.

06/25/2015

(As police commissioner Charles Ramsey and fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer listen, Reading Terminal Market general manager Anuj Gupta thanks first responders who worked the Amtrak train derailment last month.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Reading Terminal Market Throws Thank-You Breakfast for Phila. First Responders

The Reading Terminal Market is more than seven miles from the scene of last month’s disastrous Amtrak train derailment, but that didn’t keep merchants at the market from admiring the quick response of police and firefighters.

06/25/2015