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(Workers put finishing touches on a section of Dilworth Plaza, now renamed Dilworth Park, in the shadow of Philadelphia City Hall.)

West Plaza of City Hall Readied For Reopening in Early September

The opening is about four months late and about ten percent over budget, but the public will be able to return to the plaza, on the west apron of City Hall, starting on Thursday, September 4th.

08/19/2014

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SEPTA Bus Catches Fire Near Penn’s Landing

SEPTA says it is a Route 33 bus and no passengers were aboard when the flames broke out.

08/19/2014

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Amtrak Service Resumes After Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Train In Bristol

A statement from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says there was a death near the Croydon station, not far from Bristol, Pennsylvania.

08/18/2014

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SEPTA Looks To Get Labor Deal Done With Regional Rail Unions

SEPTA’s board held a special meeting Monday in hopes of working out a new labor deal sooner with the two regional rail unions that staged a one-day strike back in June.

08/18/2014

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Approved Update To PA 12-Year Plan By State Transportation Commission Reflects Increase In Funding

The State Transportation Commission has approved an update to Pennsylvania’s 12-year plan for projects that reflects a major increase in funding approved by state lawmakers last year.

08/17/2014

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New Fringe Arts Exhibit Is Floating Homage To Sustainability

The floating artwork-cum-living-and-performance-space, with aqua garden, is called “Wetland.”

08/15/2014

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Elderly Woman Hit By Train Near Septa’s Overbrook Station

It happened about 1:30pm on the inbound Regional Rail tracks near Overbrook Station.

08/14/2014

(Atlantic City beachgoers scan the skies for the next presentation in the 2014 air show.  Photo by David Madden)

Atlantic City’s Annual Air Show Has Thousands Scanning the Skies

From old-fashioned biplanes towing banners, to choppers, to the Air Force Thunderbirds, this show had something for everybody.

08/13/2014

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Vehicle Crashes Into Tollbooth On Pa. Turnpike; 1 Injured

It happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Delaware River Bridge interchange.

08/11/2014

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SEPTA Employee Struck By Train In Center City

SEPTA officials say the male employee was hit by a train traveling eastbound near 22nd and Market Streets.

08/11/2014

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Road Work Set To Begin On Roosevelt Boulevard

A major PennDOT paving project begins tonight along the Roosevelt Boulevard and it could affect the morning commute for drivers for the next few months.

08/11/2014

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PennDOT To Begin Repairs On 4 Bridges Along Spring Garden Street

The spans carry Spring Garden Street over the Schuylkill Expressway, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail.

08/09/2014

Eugene DePasquale, a member of the DRPA board.  Photo provided)

DRPA Member Expresses Concern Over Unpublicized Meeting

DRPA board member Eugene DePasquale, the Pennsylvania auditor general, attended the two-hour session by phone. He thinks the lack of public notice was a mistake.

08/08/2014

(A keyless entry remote, built into an ignition key.  Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Car Owners Warned About New, High-Tech Wave of Car Break-ins

“It always pays to make sure that you don’t attract criminals to your vehicle by leaving a laptop or a cell phone or GPS device or other valuables in clear sight,” says an insurance industry expert.

08/07/2014

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US Sen. Menendez Says Paulsboro, NJ Accident Will Generate Legislative Action

Menendez (D-NJ) echoed NTSB findings that laid particular blame at the feet of Conrail for what happened.

08/07/2014

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