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Movie Review: ‘My Old Lady’

My Old Lady sure sounds like a comedy. But not exactly.

09/19/2014

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New Addition To Terror Behind The Walls At Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount opens the gates to “Terror Behind The Walls” Friday night for the 24th year.

09/18/2014

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Phila. Gay-Bashing Incident Could Draw Internet Sleuths Into Court

Should Internet sleuths who helped police identify suspects expect to be drawn into a courtroom as the case proceeds? Local attorney Michael Diamondstein says “yes.”

09/18/2014

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DRPA Set To Make Additional Repairs To Walt Whitman Bridge

A June inspection found damage to several gusset plates — the steel sheets that connect trusses.

09/18/2014

(Gov. Christie announces the appointment of Jamie Fox, right, to head the NJ Dept. of Transporation.  Image from State of NJ TV)

Gov. Christie Appoints Jamie Fox To Head NJ Dept. of Transportation

Fox, a Democrat, served as transportation commissioner, and later as chief of staff, to former governor Jim McGreevey.

09/18/2014

(Melissa Alam, in the doorway of her all-female co-working space, "The Hive."  Photo provided)

Co-Working Space, For Women Only, Prepares to Open in Old City

Melissa Alam, the owner, is naming it The Hive.

09/18/2014

(Activists favoring a ballot question on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission demonstrate in the City Council caucus room prior to the vote.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Ballot Question on Control of Phila. School District Gets Council OK

Council today approved that ballot question, but it was not immediately clear if the mayor will sign it in time for it to appear on the November ballot.

09/18/2014

(Former offenders get a certificate and a backpack following a year of compliance with the requirements of Philadelphia mental health court.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. ‘Mental Health Court’ Marks Five Years of Helping Mentally Ill Defendants

“Most of these individuals are committing nonviolent crimes, but crimes that are usually the result of their mental health issues,” explains Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper.

09/18/2014

(NJ governor Chris Christie, in file photo.   Photo by Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Welcomes Investors To Atlantic City — Even Donald Trump

Whatever the motivation, Christie says, if Trump wants in, no problem.

09/18/2014

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Little Chance For Anti-Gay-Bashing Law This Year in Pennsylvania

Several years ago, citing a procedural error, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a law that made assault due to sexual orientation a hate crime.

09/18/2014

(Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf speaks with students and local officials in a classroom of the STEM Academy, in Chester, Pa.   Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Candidate Tom Wolf Promises Shale Fracking Tax Revenue For Pa. Schools

Students asked Wolf how he would help the struggling Chester-Upland School District if he’s elected governor. He told them a five-percent severence tax on Marcellus Shale would go a long way.

09/18/2014

(A frame from surveillance video released by Philadelphia police, believed to show people involved in the beating of two men.  Credit: CBS3)

Feds Await Local Police Findings on Center City Beating of Gay Couple

While Philadelphia police continue to investigate last week’s attack on a gay couple in center city, federal authorities are waiting in the wings to press their own case, if warranted.

09/18/2014

(A clerk calls the roll of City Council for a vote on the bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.  The measure passed, 14-2.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Bill Decriminalizing Small Amounts of Pot Gets Phila. City Council OK

The measure, which passed 14-2, embodies the compromise announced last week by Mayor Nutter and the bill’s sponsor, councilman Jim Kenney.

09/18/2014

Roosevelt Boulevard (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Large Grant Put Toward Study On Needed Roosevelt Boulevard Improvements

A multi-million dollar grant is being put toward a study to make much-needed improvements to the Roosevelt Boulevard.

09/18/2014

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‘America’s First Queer Jazz Festival’ Kicks Off In Philadelphia

The four-day festival, called ‘Outbeat,’ includes nearly a dozen events at various venues.

09/18/2014

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