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Author Suggests STEM Employers Change Their Ways In Order To Gain Young Workers

The challenges of juggling work and home life are well-known to a lot of us but a study suggests that they are particularly acute in science fields.

02/22/2014

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Wobbly Funding For Phila. Schools a Business Issue, Too, Nutter Tells Leaders

“There is not one business in this room that would operate that way,” he told the business leaders.

02/18/2014

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New HSP Exhibit Features The Father Of Our Country

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has a special, free exhibit on George Washington, beginning Tuesday.

02/17/2014

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New Book Takes Look At Role Of African-American Troops In Little-Known Battle During Civil War

Milliken’s Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory takes a look at a Civil War battle where African-American troops, some fresh from slavery, were in the thick of things.

02/15/2014

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For Those Who Live Near Riverbanks, Rapid Snowmelt Raises Fear

Many of us can’t wait for the snow to melt, but those close to rivers and streams hope it doesn’t happen too fast.

02/12/2014

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Protest Says Undocumented Immigrants in Norristown Unfairly Targeted

About two dozen people demonstrated across the street from the Philadelphia office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) for the release of four men facing deportation by the US government.

02/11/2014

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Bucks County Residents Seeing Electric Lights at the End of the Tunnel

“It’s a slow process,” notes Lower Makefield police chief Kenneth Coluzzi. “We still have a little over a hundred residents out of power.”

02/10/2014

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TV Safety Awareness Day A Matter Of Life Or Death

Saturday is National TV Safety Awareness Day, but it’s not about watching too much television.

02/01/2014

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La Salle Student Off To Exclusive Math Convention

A La Salle junior will spend this weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska at a convention specifically for female math majors.

01/31/2014

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New Web Site Helps Phila. Ex-Offenders Return To Productive Life

There’s a bold new tool to help those getting out of prison make the transition to law-abiding citizen.

01/29/2014

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NJ Health Commissioner Sees Comprehensive Approach As Key To Chronic Diseases

Health commissioner Mary O’Dowd says the medical community is often prone to “siloing” when treating cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, and other conditions.

01/28/2014

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Group Looks To Help Grieving Widows Rebuild Their Lives

Helping widows cope with the gaping hole in their life is the goal of a group that grew out of heartache.

01/27/2014

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Retiring Baby Boomers Wonder What Comes Next

The wave of baby boomers hitting retirement poses a challenge to society, but also to each boomer, summed up with “All right, now what do I do?”

01/26/2014

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Philadelphia Church Hosts Dual-Focused Health Event

A Philadelphia church hosted an event Monday that offered free flu shots as well as help signing up for Obamacare.

01/20/2014

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Refreshed Course Aims To Help Senior Drivers Stay On Road Longer

In an effort to help senior drivers stay on the road longer, and safer, AARP has retooled its Smart Driver course.

01/20/2014

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