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Mayor Nutter Rappels Down Center City Building For Fundraiser

He joined more than 130 others who did likewise, stepping off the roof and out of their comfort zone, to support scholarships for Philadelphia Outward Bound School programs.

6 hours ago

Michael O'Brien and Jibri Marquese Richardson. (credit: Chester County District Attorney's Office)

2 Facing Charges After Lockdown At Chester County High School

Two men are being charged with firearms-related offenses after setting off a lockdown at a school in Chester County Thursday morning.

7 hours ago

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Central Bucks West Football Season Canceled Amid Hazing Allegations

The Central Bucks School District superintendent says he has canceled both the varsity and junior varsity football seasons, effective immediately. All varsity and JV football coaches have been suspended.

11 hours ago

(Kevin Strouse, left, and Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, right, debate at Bucks County Community College.  Political science professor William Pezza, center, moderated.  Photo by Brad Segall)

In Bucks County, Congressional Candidates Square Off Over Broad Array of Topics

Both incumbent congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and challenger Kevin Strouse believe significant resources should be sent to West Africa to help battle Ebola, but they differ on what we should be doing here at home.

12 hours ago

(A foreclosed home.  File photo by Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Attorneys’ Group Warns Homeowners of Pitfalls of ‘Tangled Titles’

When a problem such as chronic illness or unemployment leaves the resident with an inability to pay taxes for a time, the trouble may compound.

12 hours ago

(A Wawa gas station in Glen Mills, Pa. advertises regular gas for $2.94 a gallon.  Photo by Justin Udo)

Fill It Up Like It’s 2008!   Area Gasoline Prices Falling Below $3/Gallon In Some Locales

There are now quite a few gas stations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey where you can find regular gas for under $3.00 a gallon.

13 hours ago

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Thursday Nights at 9: Online Town Hall Meetings To Inspire Black Civic Engagement

ColorOfChange.org is hosting the series of Twitter Townhalls beginning at 9pm each Thursday, during the commercial breaks of “Scandal.”

13 hours ago

(A  Rebuilding Together Philadelphia volunteer works on a home in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Dozens Volunteer to Rehab Homes in North Philadelphia

There were fifty sets of hands and more than 1,300 volunteer hours — plus materials — contributed over the two days.

14 hours ago

(At the Shops at Liberty Place, US servicemembers and Goldenberg's employees pack "care packages" for troops.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Goldenberg’s Celebrates 97 Years of Peanut Chews With Gifts For US Troops

“Peanut Chews is a local candy, and a reminder of home — all the things they cherish and miss,” notes a company executive.

14 hours ago

(Cell phone collection boxes are displayed at Philadelphia police headquarters before being deployed to police stations citywide.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Police Again Collect Used Cell Phones To Benefit Domestic Abuse Victims

The program, called “Hopeline,” is a joint effort among the Philadelphia local of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Philadelphia Police Department, Verizon, and the organization “Women Against Abuse.”

14 hours ago

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First Responders in Camden County Get Updated Training About Ebola Threat

More than 200 people showed up at Camden County College, where doctors from Cooper University Hospital dispensed the latest information — which keeps changing.

14 hours ago

(Diane McGowan, founder of the MARTIN Foundation, in yellow, testifies about the importance of flu shots.  A picture of her late son, Martin, is projected on the wall.   Photo by Jim Melwert)

In Montco, Pa. Lawmakers Shine Spotlight on Importance of Flu Vaccinations

“It was my decision not to get him vaccinated, and as a mom I will always live with that,” said Diane McGowan (in yellow), whose son Martin died after contracting influenza.

15 hours ago

(Philadelphia city councilman Mark Squilla, in file photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Councilman Calls For Hearings on Bed Bug Infestations in City

“Neighbors have had bed bugs, and it’s creeping into their properties,” Squilla says, describing anecdotal evidence from constituents.

15 hours ago

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New Corruption Charges Against Former Phila. Traffic Court Judge

Philadelphia DA Seth Williams announced that Thomasine Tynes is being charged in another corruption investigation. Earlier charges against her were dropped by the Pennsylvania attorney general, generating controversy.

16 hours ago

(Councilman Darrell Clarke, chairing the City Council meeting on October 23rd.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Nutter Says ‘Time Has Come’ For Phila. City Council Action on Proposed Sale of PGW

City Council president Darrell Clarke says his staff’s internal review should be concluded by next week.

16 hours ago

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