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(Max Newman with a friend on campus at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel.  Photo provided)

American Students in Israel Attending School Amid Missile Alerts

“We’ve been made familiar with the bomb shelter and we’ve been made familiar what to do when the Code Red siren goes off,” says Max Newman, of Blue Bell, Pa.

07/23/2014

(File photo: travelers check in at a US Airways ticket counter in Phoenix.  Photo by Joshua Lott/ Getty Images)

One More Day of US Flight Cancellations To and From Tel Aviv

The FAA has extended its ban on US flights to Tel Aviv until at least 4:15pm (ET) Thursday.

07/23/2014

(The Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City.  File photo by Saul Loeb/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Delay Sought In Atlantic City Casino Closings

Sen. James Whelan, a former Atlantic City mayor, and Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo and Chris Brown wrote Tuesday to the state Casino Control Commission asking for the delay.

07/22/2014

(Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Postal Workers Visit City of Their Genesis For National Convention

About 8,000 members of the National Association of Letter Carriers are in Philadelphia, many with family members.

07/22/2014

(A rendering of the expanded Sugarhouse Casino, on Delaware Avenue near Shackamaxon Street.)

SugarHouse Casino Breaks Ground For Poker, More Table Games

Philadelphia’s first casino is spreading its bets, breaking ground on an expansion.

07/22/2014

Wildwood, New Jersey. (credit: Nicole Brewer)

NJ Shore Towns Rank On List Of ‘Best Boardwalks For Food In America’

Eight boardwalks in New Jersey ranked on The Daily Meal’s “31 Best Boardwalks for Food in America,’ including three located in South Jersey.

07/21/2014

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Expedia Report Sheds Light On Summer Beach Habits, Including U.S. Verdict On The ‘Speedo’

Expedia has released its annual “Flip Flop Report” on international beach habits, and there are tons of interesting tidbits within the data.

07/21/2014

(715 Darby Terrace, showing piles of debris that now litter the property.   Photo provided by Darby Historical Commission)

Neglected 250-Year-Old Home in Darby, Pa. Could Face Demolition

But there is also a proposal for refurbishing the historic property.

07/21/2014

(Michelle Khatwani takes a photo of her husband and son at the top of the "Rocky" steps, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Plan To Cut Into Museum’s ”Rocky” Steps Draws Visitor Consternation

“I think it would be sad, because we came here specifically for running up the stairs, because of the ‘Rocky’ scene,” said one tourist from Texas.

07/21/2014

(The 2013 East Passyunk Car Show and Festival.  File photo provided by EPA BID)

Positively Philadelphia: East Passyunk Car Show and Street Fest

“We have over 140 show cars, lining five blocks of East Passyunk Avenue,” notes Renee Gilinger, executive director of the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District.

07/20/2014

At the center of the reliquary is a glass ampoule that contains the Saint John Paul II’s blood in its liquid form.  It was a gift presented to the Knights of Columbus by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz longtime personal secretary of Saint John Paul II and current Archbishop of Krakow. (credit: Saint John Paul II National Shrine)

Vial Of Blood From Recently Canonized Saint Pope John Paul II On Display In Philadelphia

Father Dennis Gill, the director of the Office for Divine Worship in the archdiocese, says the relic will be on display the entire weekend inside the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Parkway.

07/19/2014

(EYE ON THE BALL:  A youngster bats a tennis ball into the Delaware River from the deck of the Battleship New Jersey.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Camden Riversharks And Fans Share Batting Practice Aboard Battleship NJ

The event was a home run for the young baseball fans who took part.

07/18/2014

(LA Kings' assistant coach John Stevens, second from left, poses with ice hockey fans next to the Stanley Cup, which he brought for a brief visit to his summer home in Sea Isle City.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Lord Stanley’s Cup Pays A Visit To Sea Isle City, N.J.

Former Flyers’ coach (and current LA Kings’ assistant coach) John Stevens brought the cup to his summer home in Sea Isle, to the delight of shore visitors.

07/17/2014

(A picture taken from the Israeli Gaza border shows an Israeli army flare illuminating the sky above the Gaza strip on July 17th.  Photo by Jack Guez/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Mideast Conflict Changing Some Delaware Valley Travelers’ Plans

“People are calling and asking questions, but I have to say that there are not many cancellations at all,” says a spokeswoman for one Philadelphia-based travel agency specializing in Israel travel.

07/17/2014

(Dave, a friend of Jay Lloyd's mother, lounging at front right with his unit behind the lines in France, 1918.  Juliet Shubert collection)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Trip Back in History

If you have a family connection to World War I and are vacationing in Paris this summer, may I suggest a stop at the French Museum of the Army.

07/17/2014

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Caribbean Festival At Penn’s Landing

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