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More Ebola Screening To Begin At 5 U.S. Airports

The government will begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic.

10/08/2014

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Delco Police Chiefs Pressing Their Case For Radar Speed Enforcement

State law currently limits the use of radar for speed enforcement to state police, but the Upper Darby police chief says expansion of that law will keep the roads in the communities safer.

10/06/2014

(At a West Philadelphia intersection leading past Franklin Field to the University City hospital area, officials pose with a ceremonial DVRPC check.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Regional Planning Commission Announces Dozens of Project Seed Grants

The grants, which come from federal funds, will help 32 communities in and around Philadelphia, from Chester to Mercer counties, as part of its “TCDI” program (Transportation and Community Development Initiative).

10/03/2014

(Kids pick out a free winter coat donated by a local car dealers' association.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Area Car Dealers Distributing More Winter Coats To Needy Kids

Kids arrived today at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, ready to pick out their new, free coats.

10/02/2014

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Patco’s New Rail Cars Delayed Again; Persistent Software Bugs Blamed

The transit agency had hoped the eight renovated cars would be ready before spring of this year. That was pushed back to summer, then to last month.

10/02/2014

(The Schuylkill Banks boardwalk extends into the Schuylkill River from South Street to Locust.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Schuylkill River Boardwalk Opens To Public

A new section of the Schuylkill River Trail — extending 50 feet out over the water — is now open for joggers, cyclists, and those seeking a riverside stroll.

10/02/2014

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Bold, New Look Unveiled For Philadelphia’s 1100 Block of Market Street

Mayor Nutter says the first phase of the nearly $250-million project, called “East Market,” will transform the entire city block, a four-acre site that fronts on the 1100 block of Market Street: Market to Ludlow, 11th to 12th Streets.

10/02/2014

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Amtrak Warns Eventual Shutdown of NJ-to-NYC Tunnels Will Be Needed

A report released by Amtrak says they would need to close each Hudson River tunnel for at least a year to make repairs.

10/02/2014

(The North Central Texas College softball players killed were, L-R, Katelynn Woodlee, Meagan Richardson, Brooke Deckard, and Jaiden Pelton.  Photos provided by NCTC)

Daughter of Phila. Soul Head Coach Eludes Crash That Killed 4 Teammates

Molly Dolezel is a member of the team but was not on the team bus at the time of the accident. Nevertheless, the tragedy has left her family shaken.

10/01/2014

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Frontier Air Marks Return to PHL With One-Day, Bargain-Basement Fares

The Florida fares are available today only, and only for select dates, so you’d have to be flexible about scheduling.

09/30/2014

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G.M. Warns Owners of New Corvettes About Legal Questions Around Car’s ‘Valet Mode’

Recording audio without everyone’s permission (in this case the valet’s) could be a felony in Pennsylvania, which requires all-party consent for recording audio.

09/29/2014

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Philly International Airport Warns Travelers To Or Through Chicago To Check With Airline

The Federal Aviation Administration says it’s replacing the entire central computer network at a Chicago-area control center where an act of sabotage brought the city’s two international airports to a halt.

09/29/2014

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UPDATE: I-95 Reopens After Truck Fire Closed Northbound Lanes

Northbound I-95 has reopened after a truck fire had forced all of the lanes in that direction to close at Woodhaven Road in Northeast Philadelphia.

09/28/2014

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Atlantic City Promoting Shore Trips With ‘Toll Free Tuesdays’ in October

One aspect of a new Atlantic City tourism campaign will give drivers what could be considered a “free ride” on certain days next month.

09/26/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady speaks with reporters about the federal grant to Septa.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

$87 Million For SEPTA Will Help Deal With Global Warming — For Now

Local congressmen joined Septa officials at the Sharon Hill station of the Route 102 trolley, where, an average of 12 times a year, flooding renders the tracks impassable.

09/26/2014

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