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2014 Columbus Day Parade in Philadelphia. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Other Cities Changed The Name, But Philadelphians Celebrate Columbus Day With Parade

While two American cities have decided to remove Christopher Columbus’ name from the holiday, Philadelphia is sticking with tradition.

10/12/2014

2014 Columbus Day Parade in Philadelphia. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Would Columbus Day Ever Be Renamed In Philadelphia?

Officials in two major U.S. Cities this year voted to rename Columbus Day “Indigenous People’s Day” — How does that fly in South Philadelphia?

10/12/2014

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Positively Philadelphia: ‘Lights, Camera, Bloom!’

It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show. This year’s theme harkens back to the Art Deco movie palaces of the 1920s.

10/12/2014

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Company Which Runs Several Local Charter Schools Adding Nurses Instead Of Removing Them

A company running several local charter schools is reversing the trend of removing nurses from schools.

10/12/2014

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Temple Symposium To Look At Surprising Role Music Played On Underground Railroad

Some of the spirituals still sung in churches today were actually coded messages

10/12/2014

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Popular Music Venue Celebrates A Decade In Philadelphia

World Cafe Live celebrates ten years since the opening of their Philadelphia location.

10/12/2014

File Photo, Philadelphia Police. (Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Police Review Van Safety After Paying Out Nearly $500K Settlement

After a settlement was recently paid to a man who’s neck was broken while he was in the back of a van, Lt. Stanford says they are looking for safer options.

10/12/2014

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Philadelphia Woman Creates Mobile Site To Help Twitter Users Feel Less Lonely

The Lonely Project is a mobile website that displays tweets about loneliness.

10/12/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

City Council Moves Ahead With Plans To Question Whether School District Should Return To Local Control

If at first you don’t succeed…City Council is trying again for a ballot referendum that would ask city voters whether to the school district should be under local control.

10/12/2014

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Officials Say Crime On The Decline In Camden

Camden County officials have pointed to a marked drop in crime in Camden since the county took over the city’s police department.

10/12/2014

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Blue Cross Helping Customers Understand Health Insurance

The region’s largest insurer has hired a company to explain benefits to its customers.

10/12/2014

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Local Church Holds Donation Drive To Help Liberians Struggling With Ebola Virus

Congregants of the Enon Tabernacle Baptist church in Mt. Airy held a donation drive Saturday to collect items to help Liberians who are struggling with the spread of the Ebola virus.

10/11/2014

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Penn Hosts Free Event To Discuss Evolution, Spread Of Viruses

With Ebola and Enertovirus making headlines every day, it’s hard not to be concerned. A free event opens to the public later this month on Penn’s campus that will explore things like how viruses evolve and spread.

10/11/2014

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Another Delay In Proposed Light Rail Line To Glassboro, New Jersey

It’s been discussed for well over 15 years. Setting up a commuter rail link from Camden through to Woodbury and Glassboro, New Jersey. Now, a proposed environmental impact study has been put on hold by federal officials.

10/11/2014

(Teachers walk into Kelly Elementary School in Germantown after a morning rally.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Teachers Protest Budget Cuts At Philadelphia Public Schools

Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers spent part of the morning rallying outside of public schools across the city.

10/10/2014

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