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(Jymm Mitchell poses with his pair of photos that are being turned into a "Showing Face" billboard.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Billboard Project Teams Up Older and Younger LGBT Philadelphians

The yearlong collaboration between members of the Attic Youth Center and seniors from the LGBT-oriented John C. Anderson Apartments produced a series of photos that focus on faces, with eyes open and closed.

06/24/2015

(Instagram has added new functionality to its "search" capabilities.  Images provided by Instagram)

Instagram Improves Its ‘Search’ and ‘Explore’ Capabilities

In a blog post, Instagram says, “Through trending Tags and trending Places, you can experience moments like #bonnaroo or #fathersday from every perspective.”

06/24/2015

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Mayor Nutter: Three Months Until Philadelphia Trip, Pope Francis “Genuinely Excited”

Philadelphia’s delegation to Vatican City met with Pope Francis this morning during his weekly Papal audience.

06/24/2015

(Pope Francis greets the crowd from the popemobile after Easter mass in St. Peter's square on April 5, 2015. File photo by Gabriel Bouys/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Behind The Scenes, Huge Security Plan For Pope’s Visit to Phila. is Taking Shape

The US Secret Service, working with the Department of Homeland Security and local authorities, is in charge.

06/23/2015

(Doug Schaer and Rick Licht of Hero Ventures, with their Marvel Experience in the background.  Photo by  Paul Kurtz)

‘Marvel Experience,’ A Portable Theme Park, Sets Up at South Philly Ballpark

The “Marvel Experience” opens on Wednseday. It’s a mobile theme park that packs a punch.

06/23/2015

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

Philadelphia Delegation To Get More Face Time With Pope During Current Rome Trip

Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, who is leading the delegation, tells CBS-3 that tomorrow morning he will introduce members of the delegation directly to the pope after his public audience on St. Peter’s Square.

06/23/2015

(Haitians in Philadelphia march along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in solidarity for brethren facing deportation from the Dominican Republic.  File photo by Miss Talie, HPP, provided)

Haitians in US Rally For Countrymen Facing Deportation From Dominican Republic

“This is an international human rights violation,” said Florcy Morissett, a founding member of the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia (HPP).

06/23/2015

(An architect's rendering of the proposed apartment building for 218 Arch Street.  The Betsy Ross House, not visible in rendering, is across Arch Street at the far right.  Image by architect Stephen Varenhorst provided by Phila. Historical Commission)

Developer Agrees To Reconsider Plans For Big Building in Historic Old City Location

Plans for the apartment building on the 200 block of Arch Street were due to be voted on by the architectural committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission.

06/23/2015

(Some of the classic desserts from Junior's a longtime landmark of Queens, New York.  Photo provided)

Junior’s, Iconic Maker of New York Cheesecakes, Moves Baking Operation to South Jersey

A famous taste of New York City has moved out of its longtime home in Queens, New York, and landed in Burlington, NJ.

06/22/2015

PATCO Train. (File photo by Mike DeNardo/KYW)

PATCO To Capitalize On Advertising During Pope’s Visit

About one hundred thousand people are expected to ride the Speedline each day when the Pope is here, that’s about triple the usual ridership.

06/22/2015

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Should Atlantic City Try To Block Casinos Elsewhere In NJ?

With proposals to expand casino gambling to other parts of New Jersey gaining momentum, Atlantic City is faced with an existential choice.

06/21/2015

File photo of Townsend's Inlet Bridge from Chopper 3. (credit: CBS 3)

Reopening Of Townsend Inlet Bridge Delayed Once Again

Officials initially had hoped that the Townsend Inlet Bridge, which links Avalon and Sea Isle City, would be back in service by Memorial Day.

06/21/2015

(Philadelphia-centric shirts and other items are sold by Philly Phaithful.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: T-Shirts With An Attytood

Okay, so you want a Philadelphia-related t-shirt, but you want something other than the usual?

Enter Philly Phaithful!

06/21/2015

(A space suit is propped up outside a mobile trailer that NASA brought to Philadelphia on a public education mission.  Photo by Dan Wing)

NASA Lands in Philadelphia.   Its 3-Day Mission: Public Education.

The space agency set up shop today at the Franklin Institute, aiming to educate the public about research aboard the International Space Station and how it benefits us back here on Earth.

06/19/2015

(New US citizens are sworn in at the National Museum of American Jewish History.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

In Philadelphia, US Citizens Sworn In on World Refugee Day

Abbas Khalaf, a native of Iraq, had a dramatic journey to resettle in the United States, finding his way to Northampton, Pa.

06/18/2015