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Old City homes by the Ben Franklin Bridge. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Ben Franklin Bridge Sandblasting Project Finished, Old City Neighbors Thrilled

In a letter to residents here by the bridge when the construction began, the DRPA warned of high levels of noise during the sandblasting and painting of the bridge. That was scheduled to go through tomorrow, but the DRPA says they finished the painting on Sunday.

09/30/2014

Temple University's School of Media and Communications inducted five alumni into its Hall of Fame Friday, including John Oates, part of the legendary rock duo Hall and Oates.  (credit: Jim Melwert/KYW)

John Oates Inducted Into Temple University’s School Of Media And Communication Hall Of Fame

Temple University’s School of Media and Communication inducted five alumni into its Hall of Fame Friday including John Oates, part of the legendary rock duo Hall and Oates.

09/26/2014

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Fuel Prices Dip Below $3 Per Gallon In Parts Of South Jersey

$2.97 for a gallon of gas has South Jersey drivers doing a double take.

09/24/2014

People in Center City hope to get their hands on the new iPhone 6. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Long Lines Forming As New iPhone Hits The Stores

The iPhone 6 is now available, which of course means people are camping out and waiting in long lines all over trying to get their hands on one.

09/19/2014

(The Walt Whitman Bridge.  Photo provided by DRPA)

DRPA Set To Make Additional Repairs To Walt Whitman Bridge

A June inspection found damage to several gusset plates — the steel sheets that connect trusses.

09/18/2014

Roosevelt Boulevard (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Large Grant Put Toward Study On Needed Roosevelt Boulevard Improvements

A multi-million dollar grant is being put toward a study to make much-needed improvements to the Roosevelt Boulevard.

09/18/2014

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Susan G. Komen 3-Day Kicks Off In Philadelphia

On a beautiful day for a walk, hundreds of people — decked out in pink — started their 60-mile, three-day journey.

09/12/2014

The Garden of Reflection in Bucks County. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Victims Of 9/11 Attacks Remembered In Bucks County

Bucks County residents who were killed in the attacks are being remembered at the Garden of Reflection.

09/11/2014

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Survey Says Only A Third Of US Workers Want To Be The Boss

The survey from careerbuilder.com finds men are more likely than women to be interested in being the boss, by a ratio of 40% to 29%.

09/10/2014

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Phila. Public School Advocates Keep Pressure on Corbett For School Funding

Laurie Friedman, who lives in West Philadlephia, had tears in her eyes as she read letters written by students begging state lawmakers to increase funding for the city’s schools.

09/08/2014

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Report Says Philadelphia Ranks First In Big Cities With Bad Drivers

Depending how you look at, Philadelphia is either dead last among big cities, or number one for having the worst drivers.

08/26/2014

Cars travel north on I-495. (credit: jim Melwert)

Finally Smooth Sailing For Drivers Along I-495 North In Wilmington

Commuters from Delaware were able to use I-495 North to get to work this morning for the first Monday in months.

08/25/2014

(Taney teammates and fans prepare to board a bus to Williamsport, Pa., for the Little League World Series semifinals.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Taney’s Wide Baseball Family Prepares To Root Team at Little League Semifinals

It’s a big game for the Taney Dragons. A win punches Taney’s ticket to the US finals game on Saturday.

08/20/2014

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2 Arrests Made In Videotaped Beating Of Philadelphia Park Ranger

Philadelphia police have a 19-year-old man in custody, who they say is the skateboarder seen in a viral video beating and stomping on a park ranger in Love Park.

08/18/2014

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SEPTA Looks To Get Labor Deal Done With Regional Rail Unions

SEPTA’s board held a special meeting Monday in hopes of working out a new labor deal sooner with the two regional rail unions that staged a one-day strike back in June.

08/18/2014

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