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Painting Underway On New Mural To Celebrate Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia

Students from Saint Malachy and Saint Veronica Schools traded pencils for paint brushes to color 20 panels measuring five feet by five feet.


PA Governor Tom Wolf speaks to reporters. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Applies For State-Run Health Insurance Exchange

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has made good on his promise to file an application with the federal government to create a state-run health insurance exchange.


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Opera Philadelphia Hosting Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD Social Media Preview Night

Ahead of the world premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, Opera Philadelphia is hosting social media night during the final dress rehearsal.


Tore Fiore, Executive Director of the Brandywine Conference and Visitors Bureau in Delaware County (credit Mark Abrams)

Organizers For World Meeting Of Families Developing App To Help Visitors

With up to 1.5 million people expected to visit Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families and to see Pope Francis this September, organizers are now developing an app for that.


The Limerick Nuclear Power Plant.  (Photo provided by Nuclear Regulatory Commission)

Test Of Warning Sirens Around Limerick Power Plant Planned For Monday

Limerick Generating Station will conduct one of two yearly, full volume tests of the emergency sirens around 2pm.


Aleida Garcia and Wilfredo Rojas (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Victim Rights Groups Seek Audience With Pope Francis During His Visit To Philadelphia

Victim rights groups are seeking an audience with Pope Francis when he comes to Philadelphia this fall for the World Meeting of Families — and a mother and father who lost their son are leading the effort.


Tour guide Joe Becton. (Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Philadelphia Hospitality Open House 2015

How about a candlelight walking tour of French architecture in Old City? Dinner with a well-known chef? An inside tour of many of our gardens and museums?


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Changing Traffic Patterns Could Cause Big Tie-Ups This Weekend On I-95 In Philadelphia

The changing pattern could cause jams Friday night and Saturday afternoon.


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Fallen Veterans Honored At Memorial Day Events Across Philadelphia Region

A full slate of tributes, memorial services and parades to honor those who served our nation are set for today in the region.


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Travel Up, Gas Prices Down As Motorists Hit Road For Holiday Weekend

AAA Mid-Atlantic says gas prices are nearly one dollar less than this time last year, and the lowest for a Memorial Day Weekend in five years.


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Carbon Monoxide Sickens Eight People In Norristown

Fire crews were called to a home along the 100 block of West Airy Lane around 11 p.m. Saturday.


(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

New City Website Shows Taxpayers’ Effects Of Proposed School Funding Program

Mayor Michael Nutter says a new city website will show taxpayers precisely how they would be affected under his plan to fund Philadelphia schools.


Work crews on scaffolding outside of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (credit: Lynne Adkins)

Restoration Project Underway At Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts

Ice storms a year-and-a-half ago damaged the roof at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Now, the 139-year-old building is getting a facelift.


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Suspect Charged In Fishtown Abduction, Sexual Assault

Philadelphia police have arrested and charged 24-year-old Manuel Cintron in connection with two assaults and one rape that happened earlier this month in Fishtown.


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Harbor Seal Appears To Be Taking Vacation Along Rancocas Creek In Burlington County

There’s a chubby little visitor along the Rancocas Creek in Burlington County, New Jersey these days. And while the harbor seal may be cute, you’d best keep your distance.