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Children Visiting Philly’s Historical District Can Dress Like A Colonial During Tour

A new program in Philadelphia’s historic district allows children to wear colonial costumes as they tour the sites.

06/21/2014

(Opening day of the swimming pool at the Cruz Recreation Center, in North Philadelphia.  Photo by John McDevitt)

First Philadelphia Public Pools Open for the 2014 Summer Season

“It’s great — it’s great!” said one girl. “It’s a little bit cold,” admitted a second.

06/20/2014

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Colonial Reenactors In Philadelphia Keep A Sense Of Humor In Near Record-Setting Heat

Beating the heat isn’t always an easy thing to do when you are a colonial re-enactor in historic Philadelphia.

06/19/2014

(Dale Kerns of Re-Volt Electric rewires a barn building at the Chester County SPCA for its next use as an animal training and testing facility.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Area Businesses Chip In on Chesco SPCA Expansion Projects

Today’s hot weather didn’t stop volunteers working on a renovation project on the property of the the Chester County SPCA.

06/17/2014

WWE superstar John Cena at last year's Comic-Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Comics, TV, Movies And More Take Center Stage When Comic-Con Returns This Week

Wizard World’s Philadelphia Comic-Con kicks off this Thursday.

06/16/2014

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AAA Mid-Atlantic Offers Tips To Avoid Gridlock On Area Highways

The SEPTA transit strike comes as roadwork takes place in several areas in the region. AAA Mid-Atlantic is offering travel tips.

06/14/2014

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Study: Drugged Driving Is A Growing Problem, Especially Among Drivers Under 25

As more states work on the legalization of medical marijuana, studies show that “drugged driving” accidents are becoming more prevalent especially among motorist under 25-years-old.

06/12/2014

Customers at Tony Luke's in South Philly. Photo Credit: John McDevitt

The “Cheesesteak King” Is Coming To A Television Screen Near You

A national television show where contestants combine unexpected food items to make a so-called “Frankenfood” premiers later this month.

06/09/2014

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Dog Walkers Take A Bite Out Of Crime In Lower Merion

Lower Merion Community Watch partnered with the Lower Merion Police Department for training classes to increase the eyes looking for crime.

06/07/2014

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Point Breeze Schools, Community Center Receive Make-Over

Hundreds of Point Breeze students may not recognize their schools when they return to class on Monday. About 1,000 volunteers gave some schools and a community center a make-over on Saturday.

05/31/2014

Suspect Ryan M. Fitch. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Parents Hope to Spring Accused Community College Gunman

After Ryan Fitch’s arraignment Thursday afternoon, his parents told KYW Newsradio that they planned on coming up with the required $25,000 to get him out of jail.

05/30/2014

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Large, Metal Tree Sculpture Installed Along Ben Franklin Parkway

New York artist Roxy Paine and his crew installed a 34-foot high, 3.5 tons of stainless steel sculpture called “Symbiosis”

05/29/2014

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Philadelphia Celebrates Its Selection as a ‘US 2020′ City For STEM Education

Philadelphia has been selected in a national competition as one of seven cities to encourage youth mentorship in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (“STEM”).

05/27/2014

(Alex Balloon, head of the Tacony CDC, outside one of the businesses renovated in the project.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Tacony Puts Spotlight on Its Commercial Corridor Revitalization

In the words of Tacony Community Development Corporation’s executive director, Alex Balloon, “Good design translates to good business.”

05/27/2014

Korean War Memorial File Photo (Credit: John McDevitt)

Service Planned In Philadelphia To Honor Group That Assists Wounded Veterans

Memorial Day observances have been held at the Korean War Memorial for the past eleven years.

05/25/2014

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