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John Ostapkovich

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Septa Officials Delighted When Passengers Don’t Ignore Transit Crimes

SEPTA tries to enlist the public’s help with ongoing safety campaigns, safety blitzes at transit hubs, and the new “Look Up, Speak Up” ads. In Monday’s attack on an officer, passengers stepped in to help.

03/18/2014

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Bordentown Native’s New Book Looks At Pair Who Played Big Role In How Lincoln Is Viewed

By John Ostapkovich PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Abraham Lincoln is revered almost universally as one of our nation’s greatest Presidents, but a new book by a Bordentown, New Jersey native tracks the activities of the two […]

03/18/2014

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Quiet Battle Over Coal Ash Guidelines

Coal-fired power plants keep the lights on but generate tons and tons of coal combustion residuals, coal ash to most of us. There are no federal regulations on its handling although there are some having to do with water pollution.

03/16/2014

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New Book Offers Advice On How To Give And Receive Feedback

From annual reviews to impromptu guidance, feedback is part of many workplaces and relationships, and often does nothing more than foster ill-will. Now, there may a solution.

03/15/2014

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Study Shows Decline In Highway Use In The Delaware Valley

This may seem a little tough to swallow, given all that our traffic reports have to say about tie-ups, but a study finds that there’s actually been a decline in highway use.

03/12/2014

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Depression-Era Art Exhibit Opens At La Salle University

The LaSalle University Art Museum today opens a free exhibition of a often-overlooked period, during the Depression.

03/12/2014

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SEPTA Officials in DC For Transit Confab, Congressional Lobbying

“We’re carrying about 340 million trips, which is about 14 percent higher over the last seven years,” says Septa GM Joe Casey.

03/10/2014

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Book Focuses On Baseball Players Trying To Reach And Return To The Big Leagues

Spring training is a hopeful time for baseball fans but it’s also when big-league dreams are made, or mauled. A new book focuses on those trying to reach or return to stardom.

03/09/2014

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Hundreds Of Thousands Celebrate International Good Deeds Day

Although good deeds are welcome any day of the year, businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison thought it would be nice to turn up the volume.

03/08/2014

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Construction About To Begin On $11-Million Delaware Avenue Extension

The $11-million extension will stretch Delaware Avenue from Lewis Street, just south of the Betsy Ross Bridge to Orthodox Street.

03/06/2014

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New Poll Shows Pa. Voters Inching Toward Support For Same-Sex Marriage, Medical Marijuana

The issue of legalizing marijuana for medical use got the strongest and widest support, approved 87-to-14 percent in aggregate.

03/03/2014

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National Geographic Tackles Concept Of Black Holes

Maybe National Geographic magazine will rename itself Galactic Geographic because this month’s cover story is about something we ought to be glad is very far away.

03/01/2014

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Local College Students Learn First-Hand About Life On The US/Mexican Border

Lots of college students spend Spring Break partying, some other working, but a group from LaSalle will be learning about immigration by going to a Texas border town.

03/01/2014

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Temple University Hosts Job & Education Fair Not For Temple Students

Temple University was the site of an unusual opportunity fair on Wednesday not necessarily for Temple students.

02/26/2014

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Tastykake, a Sweet Philadelphia Icon, Marks 100th Birthday

“Today we’re making 100 special deliveries to local charities and first responders across Philadelphia and surrounding communities,” said Tastykake president Paul Ridder.

02/25/2014

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