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A current PATCO rail car. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

PATCO Station Closed For 35 Years May Come Alive Again

A long closed station along the PATCO high speed line in Center City could come alive again. But the idea of reopening the Franklin Square stop has been considered, and rejected before.

08/23/2014

(Crews install a safety platform under the Ben Franklin Bridge ahead of construction work.  File photo by John McDevitt)

Patco Switches Track Reconstruction to Westbound Side of Ben Franklin Bridge

Single-tracking and lane blockages will take place for the next couple of months, this time to replace tracks and railroad ties on the northern side of the span.

08/22/2014

(Don Cannon.  File photo from WOGL-FM)

Longtime Philadelphia Disc Jockey Don Cannon Dead at 74

He plied his trade at a half-dozen stations around town over a more than 30-year career, retiring from WOGL-FM in 2004.

08/22/2014

(File photo.  Credit: Philippe Lopez/ AFP/ Getty Images.)

Atlantic City Progressive Slots Now Interconnected With Las Vegas Pool

It takes progressive slots to a whole new level — and across state lines. And with that, the progressive jackpots are growing.

08/22/2014

(credit: Getty Images)

NJ High Schoolers To Get Mandatory Training on CPR and Defibrillator Usage

A spokesman for the New Jersey School Boards Association says it’s good for high school kids to be trained — just in case.

08/21/2014

(DRPA chief engineer Michael Venuto.  Photo by David Madden)

Patco Thinks Delayed Rail Cars Will Be Ready For Field Testing Soon

Patco had hoped to show off the first of its newly refurbished train cars by now, but problems have delayed that.

08/20/2014

(The DRPA board meets in Philadelphia.  Photo by David Madden)

DRPA Postpones Formation of Committee To Handle Its Legal Work

While the timing of this action coincides with an ongoing grand jury probe into past economic development projects at the DRPA, leaders insist it’s just an organizational move.

08/20/2014

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which carries PATCO trains over the Delaware River.  (Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

PATCO Continuing To Replace Tracks Across Ben Franklin Bridge On Friday

Riders should get ready for those long waits at rush hour through about mid-October.

08/20/2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie brought his town hall meeting on pension reform to the Ocean City boardwalk. But talk quickly turned to the Atlantic City casinos. (credit: David Madden/KYW)

Gov. Christie Talks Health Care, Pension Reforms At Ocean City Town Hall

It’s a bitter pill for many people, state employees in particular, to swallow. But Gov. Christie says the reforms adopted a couple of years ago are far from enough. And he cited a newly released report from the Pew Charitable Trust as proof.

08/17/2014

(credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Pet Dealer Sued By State Consumer Officials

Consumer officials in New Jersey are taking a Salem County woman to court, contending she did not follow state regulations in the sale of pets.

08/16/2014

(Photo provided by Camden County sheriff)

Accused East Camden Drug Dealer Recaptured After Missing His Trial

Alexander Pagan was awakened from a sound sleep by Camden County sheriff’s deputies and promptly placed in handcuffs.

08/15/2014

Five of eight arrested in heist at casino in Atlantic City.

8 Arrested In Daring Heist Of $180K At Caesars Atlantic City

Eight people, including a recently fired security guard, are under arrest in connection with the daring armed robbery of an Atlantic City casino.

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

Breaking ground on the new Camden park. (Credit: Camden County)

A New Park Is Coming To South Camden’s Waterfront

Phoenix Park is expected to open next spring.

08/10/2014

(The New Jersey state capitol, in Trenton.  File photo by KYW Newsradio)

Paid Sick Leave In NJ? Legislators Will Take Issue Up In The Fall

Newark and Jersey City already have such a law on the books. Cherry Hill Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt is pushing the statewide proposal.

08/09/2014

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