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(CLEAR SAILING: all three southbound lanes of the Northeast Extension, and the shoulder, were clear of traffic cones after the renovated section of road was reopened on Friday.  Photo provided)

All Lanes of Renovated Section of NE Extension Reopened To Traffic

Construction to widen the Northeast Extension, from Lansdale south, began in 2011.

10/17/2014

Ben Franklin Bridge construction has inconvenienced commuters for months. (File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Ben Franklin Bridge Traffic Construction On Track To End Soon

Ben Franklin Bridge commuters should be able to breathe a sigh of relief next week.

10/17/2014

Delco Republican Pat Meehan File Photo (Credit: Ian Bush)

Local Congressman Supports Call For Travel Ban Between U.S., West Africa

The U.S. needs to get better protective procedures in place in this country, according to Delaware County Republican Pat Meehan

10/17/2014

(VP Biden gets a tour from dredging project manager Brian Puckett.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

VP Biden Visits Philadelphia To Check Progress of Delaware River Dredging Project

“It cuts us out of a whole lot of commerce — cuts us out of a whole lot of good jobs if they cannot come up the Delaware River,” Biden said of the shipping channel’s current depth.

10/16/2014

(Members of the Delaware County Council, following a meeting at a Philadelphia International Airport.  Photo by David Madden)

Delaware County Reviews Ebola Readiness With PHL Airport Officials

Officials say the risk of an infected person coming into the area are low, but with Liberian enclaves in Lansdowne, Darby, and Upper Darby, there are concerns.

10/16/2014

A flat tire as the result of a bad pothole on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

I-95 Pothole Puts The Brakes On Philadelphia Commuters

A morning of rough commutes throughout the region included a pothole on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia that did some damage.

10/16/2014

(credit: Justin Udo)

Local And Federal Agencies Team Up To Make Philadelphia A Safer Place For Pedestrian And Bicyclists

Philadelphia gets more than half of a million dollars to help boost pedestrian and bicyclists safety.

10/15/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Septa, TWU Holding 2 Days of Contract Negotiations

Now that Septa has a tentative agreement with its Regional Rail engineers, talks are resuming with the transit agency’s biggest union, representing bus, subway, and trolley workers.

10/14/2014

(Posthumous portrait of Christopher Columbus by Sebastiano del Piombo)

La Salle Professor Says Columbus Almost Died Years Before His New World Trip

“He ends up being wounded and he has to swim six miles to get to the coast of Portugal,” says Brother Edward Sheehy.

10/13/2014

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Regional Rail Engineers Reach Tentative Deal With SEPTA

Engineers who operate commuter trains in the Philadelphia area have reached a tentative contract with the regional transit agency.

10/13/2014

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1 Dead in Three-Vehicle Crash That Closed NJ Turnpike SB at Exit 2

State police say a pick-up truck rear-ended a tractor-trailer, and the tractor-trailer tipped over. A utility truck then ran into the tractor-trailer.

10/13/2014

(File photo: A Riverline train.  credit:  New Jersey Transit)

Another Delay In Proposed Light Rail Line To Glassboro, New Jersey

It’s been discussed for well over 15 years. Setting up a commuter rail link from Camden through to Woodbury and Glassboro, New Jersey. Now, a proposed environmental impact study has been put on hold by federal officials.

10/11/2014

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Pres. Obama Creates 2nd Panel To Try And Resolve Local Rail Dispute

President Barack Obama is establishing a second emergency board to try to resolve a contract dispute in the Philadelphia area between the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing train engineers.

10/10/2014

(Har Zion's assistant rabbi, Rabbi Uri Allen, in the synagogue's drive-thru sukkah.   Photo by Gavi Miller, provided)

In Penn Valley, One Synagogue Offers a Drive-Thru Holiday Sukkah

The Jewish fall harvest holiday of Sukkot is celebrated in an open-air hut. Har Zion Temple wanted to make it easier for busy families to take part.

10/10/2014

File photo (credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

Amtrak Offering Unique Fall Foliage-centric Train Ride

In honor of the season, Amtrak has just announced it is bringing back one of its rarer routes: the Autumn Express.

10/09/2014

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