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(The "Ben Franklin" firehouse, at 4th and Arch Streets in Old City Philadelphia.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Old City’s Ben Franklin Firehouse, Damaged Last Year By Fire, Reopens After Rebuild

The renovations and upgrades cost approximately $475,000. The building was heavily damaged by fire last September.

4 hours ago

(VP Joe Biden's black SUV limousine pulls out of the covered driveway behind Suburban Station, near 16th and JFK Blvd.   Photo by John McDevitt)

VP Joe Biden Visits Philadelphia For Private Fundraiser in Center City

The heavy police presence around Suburban Station, in center city Philadelphia, was turning a lot of heads.

08/28/2014

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Taney Dragons Parade Throughout City To Celebrate LLWS Run

It was a big day for Philadelphia’s standout little league team — the Taney Dragons — who floated through Center City Wednesday.

08/27/2014

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Back-To-School Means Wearing What’s Cool

Dressing for back-to-school is cool. So what popular styles will students be wearing this year?

08/27/2014

(The main entrance to the campus of Girard College, near 22nd Street and Girard Avenue.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Judge Rejects Girard College Plan to Eliminate High School, Boarding

The board that oversees the 165-year-old school says the decision threatens its financial stability.

08/26/2014

(Kids' Day athlete Sarah Brandle gets congratulations from her mentor, Jury Overholt, following medal presentations.   Photo by John McDevitt)

Wheelchair Athletes Mentor The Next Generation at Philadelphia Event

Twenty-two little champions, ages 4 to 16, all in wheelchairs, gave it their all at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in events such as tee-ball, basketball, and slalom.

08/15/2014

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3 Stores Selling Taney T’s To Benefit Philly’s Hot Little League Team

The shirts are being sold at three Modell’s sporting goods stores (one in center city and two in South Philadelphia) for $10 each, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Taney Dragons.

08/14/2014

(A detail of the print advertisement being run in regional newspapers by the Atlantic City Alliance.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

As Casino Business Softens, Atlantic City Promoting Its Non-Gambling Entertainments

Despite the decline in casino gambling revenue in Atlantic City, NJ, marketing effort continue full steam ahead, promoting the fact that there’s more than gambling in AC.

08/13/2014

The band at the Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at Reading Terminal market Saturday. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Awesome Eats And Live Music At Reading Terminal Market’s Pennsylvania Dutch Festival

City folk got a taste of the country at the 25th annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at Reading Terminal Market Saturday.

08/09/2014

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In Haddonfield, NJ, Digging Into Early U.S. History

Dozens of volunteers and professional archeologists have been working side by side in Haddonfield, NJ, to uncover pieces of history from more than two centuries ago.

08/08/2014

(Birthday girl Unna, center, leads fellow hippo Cindy to their pool at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Another Philadelphia Zoo Hippo Turns 25

Birthday girl Unna, who just turned 25, led the way to her pool party as she and her roommate, Cindy, went for a swim.

08/07/2014

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia To Operate Breast-Milk Bank

“Human milk can be the difference between life and death,” says Dr. Diane Spatz, director of lactation at CHOP.

08/06/2014

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Area Start Up Delivers Dinner Ingredients To Your Door

You pick what you want to make for dinner on Fitly’s website. Like sauteed pork and pear dinner salad, or quinoa and corn griddle cake with black bean salsa.

08/06/2014

(The mental health screening kiosk at Brown's Shoprite supermarket, in North Philadelphia.   Photo by John McDevitt)

Free, Automated Mental Health Screenings Offered by North Phila. Retailer

At the kiosk, users can type in answers to questions on a touchscreen. Results are analyzed, and referrals are printed for where you can get professional help if warranted.

08/05/2014

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This Year’s Free Summer STEM Camp For Local Students May Be Its Last

The corporation that sponsored the program over the past three years has ended its partnership and Drexel University’s School of Education is hoping other sponsors will step up so the program can resume next summer.

08/01/2014

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