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Philadelphia Health Officials Warn of Deadly Scourge of Fentanyl Abuse

According to those in the addiction-fighting business, fentanyl is about 50 times as powerful as heroin but without the euphoric rush.

05/13/2014

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Pa. Democrats Meet For Last Gubernatorial Debate Before Election

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — The final debate among the four Democrats seeking their party’s nomination to take on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in the fall veered between responses to policy questions and efforts to bend answers […]

05/12/2014

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Documentary On Philadelphia Going Green Highlights Bold Environmental Initiative

It focuses on four cities with different water management problems and one is Philadelphia.

05/11/2014

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Bucks County Man Pens Book On Abraham Lincoln And His 2 Mothers

Lincoln had two mothers, Nancy who died when he was nine, and Sarah, a widow Lincoln’s father married.

05/11/2014

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Man In His Twenties Who Suffered A Stroke Shares His Story To Raise Awareness

The month of May is American Stroke Month and is it meant to raise awareness of an ailment that hits about 800,000 of us annually. Despite what some may think, it is not something that only strikes the old.

05/10/2014

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Inaugural Philadelphia LGBT Jazz Festival Set For September

It’s called “Outbeat: America’s First Queer Jazz Festival,” and it will comprise events at various venues from September 18th through 21st.

05/07/2014

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LaSalle University Hires Dr. James Gallagher As Interim President

Dr. Gallagher headed what is now Philadelphia Unviersity for 23 years, including during its changeover from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. He takes over June 2nd, as Brother Michael McGinness retires.

05/07/2014

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ACA Changing The Way We Access Preventative Care

The headlines have trumpeted Administration figures that more than 7 million people signed up for health care coverage through the exchanges.

05/04/2014

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American Lung Association Says Philly One Of Most Air-Polluted In Country

The American Lung Association says the Philadelphia region is still among the most air-polluted places in the country.

05/03/2014

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“Greenies” Given Out To High School Filmmakers In Montgomery County Tonight

Dozens of young filmmakers from about the region will walk the “green” carpet tonight at Upper Dublin High School’s Performing Arts Center for the 6th annual Greenfield Youth Film Festival.

05/01/2014

State Senator Daylin Leach gestures as rivals Dr. Valerie Arkoosh (l) and former Rep. Marjorie Margolies listen. (credit: John Ostapkovich)

Democrats Seeking Allyson Schwartz’s Congressional Seat Debate In Rhawnhurst

Three of the four Democrats seeking to replace the outgoing Allyson Schwartz in Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District took part in a debate in Rhawnhurst last night.

04/30/2014

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Tree Surgeon Volunteers Spruce Up a Section of Fairmount Park

This was the “Arbor Day of Service” by the local chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (“ISA”).

04/23/2014

Winnie Ngo tests out the Fuel Cell Vehicle. (Photo provided by Neil Macfarland)

Road To Future May Run Through Swarthmore College Engineers

A team of Swarthmore students leave today for Houston to test their concept vehicle at a competition.

04/23/2014

(Two beehives, highlighted in background of photo, sit not far from the rooftop gardens of the Sofitel in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Center City Hotel Adds Honeybees To Its Rooftop Gardens

A center city hotel’s rooftop garden will be buzzing this year, with the addition of two beehives and their resident tens of thousands of honeybees.

04/22/2014

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Phila. Man Convicted of Sex-Trafficking, Faces Years in Prison

It took the jury little more than three hours to convict Rahim McIntyre of three of the four charges against him, including taking part in interstate commercial sex trafficking.

04/21/2014

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