Jim Melwert

(Clothing and accessories for runners was on sale at the Runners' Expo, a precursor to the Philadelphia Marathon.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Kicks Off With Runners’ Expo in Center City

The city is ready to host 60,000 spectators, 3,000 volunteers, and the 30,000 runners who are taking part in the weekend of events capped off by the full marathon and half-marathon on Sunday.

11/21/2014

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Full Weekend Of Activities As Philadelphia Marathon Returns

It’s Marathon weekend in Philadelphia, with tens of thousands of runners taking on the 26.2 miles of city street and much more.

11/21/2014

(Credit: Jan Carabeo)

Baggage Handlers Go On Strike At PHL

It could be a rough morning for travelers at Philadelphia International Airport as some baggage handlers have pulled out the picket signs.

11/20/2014

(The Phillie Phanatic, in background, works the crowd as the Coatesville Area High School  marching band passes by.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Coatesville, Pa. Holds Its Annual Parade Honoring US Military Vets

The annual parade is part of more than a week’s worth of events in Coatesville leading up to Veterans’ Day.

11/07/2014

(Some equipment used by the Gloucester Township police department for today's exercise.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Surprisingly Timely, A Child-Abduction Exercise Is Held in Gloucester County, NJ

In the training scenario set up in conjunction with the New Jersey State Police and the FBI, a ten-year-old girl is missing, last seen talking to a man in a nearby park.

11/06/2014

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Monday Morning SEPTA Commuters Breathe Easy After Tentative Deal Is Reached With Union

SEPTA riders who feared a strike were breathing a sigh of relief Monday as they headed back to work and school.

11/03/2014

(Penn State's board of trustees meets on Ocotber 28, 2014.  Image from Penn State TV)

Divided Penn State Trustees Set Aside Report Critical of School’s Handling of Sandusky Case

Penn State University’s board of trustees today voted down a proposal that would have taken a closer look at the Freeh Report -– the 2012 investigation that examined how the university handled the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

10/28/2014

(A home along Bridle Drive, near the Neshaminy Creek, that was lifted 14 feet in the air.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Ten-Year Bucks County Flood Mitigation Project Draws To A Close

More than ten years and $27 million later, one of Bucks County’s largest-ever flood mitigation projects has come to end with a ceremony along the Neshaminy Creek.

10/28/2014

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Nutter Urges End To Standoff Between Parking Authority and ‘Uber’ Service

The Philadelphia Parking Authority cracked down over the weekend, impouding six vehicles and fining the drivers $1,000 each.

10/27/2014

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SEPTA Trolley, Bus, Subway Operators Give Union Leadership Authorization To Strike

Members of SEPTA’s largest labor union – which represents subway, bus, and trolley operators – have voted to give its leadership the authorization to call a strike.

10/26/2014

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington leaves her preliminary hearing in Abington, Pa.   March 26th file photo by Brad Segall)

Guilty Plea Coming from Pa. State Senator LeAnna Washington

Her lawyers say they will meet on Monday to confirm the details and expect to formally enter Washington’s guilty plea on Thursday or Friday of next week.

10/24/2014

(Diane McGowan, founder of the MARTIN Foundation, in yellow, testifies about the importance of flu shots.  A picture of her late son, Martin, is projected on the wall.   Photo by Jim Melwert)

In Montco, Pa. Lawmakers Shine Spotlight on Importance of Flu Vaccinations

“It was my decision not to get him vaccinated, and as a mom I will always live with that,” said Diane McGowan (in yellow), whose son Martin died after contracting influenza.

10/23/2014

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Help-to-College Program Reaches Milestone

The 25th anniversary edition of the “Step Up to College Guide” was released today, with a pep rally for students at Northeast High School.

10/22/2014

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

For The Visiting Under-30 Crowd, A Traditional Philadelphia Eye-Opener

“What better way to start the day than the traditional Philly way,” said Forbes editor Randall Lane, who took part in the run up the art museum steps.

10/21/2014

Howard Yocum Elementary School in Mapleshade, NJ. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Ebola Fears Keep Two Children Out Of South Jersey Elementary School

Fears caused by the spread of Ebola are keeping two students out of Howard Yocum Elementary School in Maple Shade, New Jersey.

10/20/2014

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