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Construction On Schedule At Future Site Of American Revolution Museum

Things are progressing nicely toward completion of the Museum of the American Revolution in Old City, Philadelphia.

08/19/2014

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Parents Of College Students Spending Hundreds On High Tech Gear For Their Kids

Wearable tech is the new must-have, according to Best Buy blueshirt Matthew McLane.

08/03/2014

(Thomas and June Petroski, on the porch of their Port Richmond home, holding a photo of their late son.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Port Richmond Couple Claims Their Asthmatic Son Died Unneccesarily

A Port Richmond couple continues a lonely fight on behalf of their 22-year-old son who died of acute complications of asthma back in 2012.

07/24/2014

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The Forum Of Executive Women Looks For A Non-Profit Partner Organization

Time is running out for a smaller non-profit group to make what could be a game-changing connection.

07/23/2014

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Postal Workers Visit City of Their Genesis For National Convention

About 8,000 members of the National Association of Letter Carriers are in Philadelphia, many with family members.

07/22/2014

(715 Darby Terrace, showing piles of debris that now litter the property.   Photo provided by Darby Historical Commission)

Neglected 250-Year-Old Home in Darby, Pa. Could Face Demolition

But there is also a proposal for refurbishing the historic property.

07/21/2014

(Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong runs through final notes before the launch of Apollo11.  Photo by NASA/ Keystone/ Getty Images)

45th Anniversary of Moon Flight That Culminated In ‘One Small Step…’

Exactly forty-five years ago, the attention of the entire world was on three brave men going, as the saying goes, where no man had gone before.

07/16/2014

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Technology Helps Reconnect People With Items They Left Behind In A Taxi

People accidentally leave all sort of stuff in taxis and limosines, but if they leave it in one regulated by the Philadelphia Parking Authority, there’s a good chance of getting it back.

07/16/2014

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Mellon Family Billionaire Leaves Large Legacy To Brandywine Conservancy

The estate of Richard Mellon Scaife is giving the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art, in Chadds Ford, $15 million, plus about half his art collection and a 900-acre estate in western Pennsylvania.

07/15/2014

(The fire at the Buck Hosiery Company, in Kensington, took the lives of Philadelphia firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney.  File photo)

Phila. Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Lying To Fire Investigators

Richard Knellinger, 42, has accepted a plea deal stemming from his appearance before a grand jury investigating the 2012 five-alarmer that killed two firefighters.

07/14/2014

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New Guide To Providing Health Care To The Poor Focuses On How They See The World

The link between poverty and bad health outcomes is well-known, but the solution may lie in better listening skills.

07/13/2014

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10th Grade History Teacher Writes Trilogy Of Novels

Inner city kids need positive role models. So says a high school history teacher who’s mounted an unusual outreach.

07/13/2014

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New Book Looks At Rollout Of “Cryptocurrency”

Seething beneath the surface of our economy is the rising of what are called “cryptocurrencies”, like BitCoin. It may seem scary, but it’s an idea that’s been around for a while.

07/12/2014

(An actor protraying Continental Army colonel John Nixon reads the Declaration of Independence to a crowd gathered outside Independence Hall.  Photo by Rachael Grossman)

At Independence Hall, Echoes of a Public Proclamation 238 Years Ago

A reënactor portraying Col. John Nixon read the words of the Declaration of Independence to hundreds assembled in Independence Park, behind Independence Hall.

07/08/2014

(Penndot repair crews, in file photo.  Credit: CBS 3)

PennDOT Patches Potholes On Major Delaware County Roads

PennDOT will be patching some holes on highways ahead of a bigger fix.

07/08/2014

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