Jim Melwert

(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

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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

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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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Need A Ride Home In An Emergency? A DVRPC Program Can Help

If you shy away from carpooling or taking public transit because you worry how you’d get home in case of an emergency, a program from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission might be able to help.

10/15/2014

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1 Dead in Three-Vehicle Crash That Closed NJ Turnpike SB at Exit 2

State police say a pick-up truck rear-ended a tractor-trailer, and the tractor-trailer tipped over. A utility truck then ran into the tractor-trailer.

10/13/2014

File Photo, Philadelphia Police. (Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Police Review Van Safety After Paying Out Nearly $500K Settlement

After a settlement was recently paid to a man who’s neck was broken while he was in the back of a van, Lt. Stanford says they are looking for safer options.

10/12/2014

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Officials And Business Leaders In Chester Co. Team Up On 10-Year Economic Development Plan

VISTA 2025 co-chair and chairman of the Chester county board of commissioners, Ryan Costello, says it’s about striking a balance between economic growth and quality of life.

10/11/2014

(Teachers walk into Kelly Elementary School in Germantown after a morning rally.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Teachers Protest Budget Cuts At Philadelphia Public Schools

Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers spent part of the morning rallying outside of public schools across the city.

10/10/2014

(Upper Darby police superintendent Michael Chitwood stands alongside a photo of a man suspected of slashing another man's throat in an Upper Darby bar.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Fight in Upper Darby Bar Leaves 1 Hospitalized, Another On The Run

The incident took place about 12:15am at the La Catina bar, on the 6800 block of Market Street in Upper Darby.

10/09/2014

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