John McDevitt

(Tre, a reindeer, lost one antler just as the Christmas photo-taking season began.  Another reindeer, AJ, will fill the gap.   Photo by John McDevitt)

Montco Zoo Scrambles When Reindeer Isn’t Quite Ready For Holiday Photos

The Elmwood Park Zoo will have another reindeer available for photos after Tre, in photo, turned up with one antler missing.

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Mother of Missing Roxborough Man Hoping For ‘Resolution’ in Son’s Whereabouts

Shane Montgomery, 21, disappeared three weeks ago following a night of drinking in Manayunk.

12/18/2014

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Philadelphia Furniture Bank Opens In Kensington

Organizations in the Philadelphia homeless services sector are among those behind The Furniture Bank including Pathways To Housing PA.

12/17/2014

(Shirts carried the names of each victim of the 2012 mass shooting in Connecticut.  Photo by John McDevitt)

As Sandy Hook Anniversary Nears, Philadelphians Stand Against Gun Violence

Twenty-six t-shirts, each bearing the name of one of the victims killed in the shooting at the Connecticut school on December 14, 2012, were on display.

12/12/2014

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Overseas Flight To Philadelphia Makes Emergency Landing In Rome

U.S. Airways flight 797 from Tel Aviv, Israel to Philadelphia made an unscheduled landing in Rome Saturday after a odor was detected and 13 passengers and crew members became ill.

12/06/2014

Dr. Wendy Ross at the CNN  Hero gala (credit: Dr. Michael Ross, Sports Medicine Physician, Rothman Institute)

Bryn Mawr Pediatrician Among Honorees At CNN Hero Awards

CNN Heroes airs tomorrow night at 8pm. Ten every day people doing extra ordinary things to help change the world will be honored. A local doctor is among the honorees.

12/06/2014

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Local Christmas Attraction Makes A Comeback, But In A Different Location

Enchanted Land used to be at G-Boys in Marlton for decades, delighting the crowds.

12/06/2014

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Energy Industry Promotion Conference Draws Angry Protests at Drexel University

The demonstrators say they want investors from corporations to keep so-called “dirty” fossil fuel investments out of Philadelphia.

12/05/2014

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Local History Professor Discusses Christmas Stocking Origins

The story goes back to the 4th century in Asia Minor, with the charitable Saint Nicolas.

12/05/2014

Kindy's Christmas Factory Outlet in South Philadelphia is ready for the holiday. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Christmas Lights Shining Bright At South Philly Factory

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And many home owners spare no expense when it comes to decorations.

12/04/2014

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Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts Toy Drive Benefiting Children With Incarcerated Parents

If you bring a new unwrapped toy or book for the kids to Eastern State Penitentiary, the historic site will grant a second tour admission free of charge. The toy drive is a partnership between Eastern State and Philadelphia FIGHT’s Institute for Community Justice.

12/02/2014

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Drexel University Studies Calmative Powers Of Four-Legged Friends

Students at Drexel are part of a study on the effect of so-called “therapy” dogs on their stress levels.

12/02/2014

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All Are Invited To Prohibition-Style Speakeasy For A Good Cause In Delco

A Delaware County non-profit organization is hosting a themed party to help raise funds for its programming.

11/29/2014

Wistar Lab (credit: Laura Feragen)

Local Junior Biomedical Researchers Create Horror Movie Parody To Promote Funding

A World Without Postdocs. That’s a name of a video created by a group of postdoctoral researchers at the the nation’s first non-profit biomedical institute — The Wistar Institute in University City.

11/28/2014

A parking kiosk in Center City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Free Philadelphia Parking Saturdays Of Holiday Shopping Season Returns

The city of Philadelphia has announced it will continue a holiday tradition — free limited parking at meters and kiosks on Saturdays until the end of the year.

11/28/2014

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