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Think Using That Hands Free System In The Car Is Safe? Think Again.

A big cause of that distraction, according to research from the AAA foundation for traffic safety, is imperfect voice recognition systems.

10/07/2014

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New Ad Campaign From Temple’s Athletic Department Has Some Doing A Double Take

A new ad campaign from Temple University’s athletics department is gaining traction, but the billboards and signs for the campaign have some people scratching their heads.

10/04/2014

(At a West Philadelphia intersection leading past Franklin Field to the University City hospital area, officials pose with a ceremonial DVRPC check.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Regional Planning Commission Announces Dozens of Project Seed Grants

The grants, which come from federal funds, will help 32 communities in and around Philadelphia, from Chester to Mercer counties, as part of its “TCDI” program (Transportation and Community Development Initiative).

10/03/2014

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Patco’s New Rail Cars Delayed Again; Persistent Software Bugs Blamed

The transit agency had hoped the eight renovated cars would be ready before spring of this year. That was pushed back to summer, then to last month.

10/02/2014

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Amtrak Warns Eventual Shutdown of NJ-to-NYC Tunnels Will Be Needed

A report released by Amtrak says they would need to close each Hudson River tunnel for at least a year to make repairs.

10/02/2014

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Poconos Tourism Official Urges Visitors To Calmly Assess Manhunt’s Impact

“The Pocono Mountains is 2,400 square miles,” a spokeswoman points out, “so this region of northeast Pennsylvania is roughly the size of Delaware.” The search area is about ten square miles.

09/30/2014

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

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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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