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The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Another Try: Pa. House Committee Approves Phila. Cigarette Tax for Schools

For some, it was déjà vu: the House passed a bill more than two months ago to authorize the cigarette tax for city schools, but then the bill got bogged down.

09/16/2014

(Temple University professor Chris Rabb addresses a rally outside Comcast Corp. headquarters in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Dozens Rally Outside Comcast Over Proposed Merger and Net Neutrality

“It is our smartphones, it is Black Twitter, it is NetRoots, it is all of us,” said Temple University professor Chris Rabb. “It does not belong to one man, one person, one corporation, to one industry. It is ours.”

09/15/2014

(An artist's rendering of the Gloucester Premium Outlets.  Image provided by Simon Property Group)

Groundbreaking Held For New Outlet Mall in Blackwood, NJ

Shopping alert! Construction is officially underway on a new outlet center in South Jersey.

08/07/2014

(Nicki Minaj.  File photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images)

Nutter Promises City Review Of This Year’s [Expletive Deleted] ‘Welcome America’ Concert

And he says the city will try to make next year’s “Welcome America” concert a bit more G-rated.

07/07/2014

(The Bucks County Courthouse.  File photo)

Bucks County’s H.R. Director Suspended in Wake of Health Insurance Debacle

Meredith Dolan, the county’s human resources director, has been suspended indefinitely without pay and is not likely to return.

06/25/2014

(Kathy Foy, left, and Matt Aaron, right, testifying before City Council.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

Lawmakers Move To Strike ‘Mental Retardation’ Language From Phila. Laws

Advocates for those with intellectual disabilities testified that the language in Philadelphia’s laws and regulations needs to be modernized.

11/19/2013

(credit: Justin Udo)

Local Volunteers Help National Parks Recover From Government Shutdown

Volunteers were helping beautify Independence National Park on Saturday after the partial government shutdown left the area covered in leaves and debris.

10/19/2013

88th Street Pavilion Stone Harbor

New Jersey, Army Team Up To Protect Against Future Storm Damage

As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy battering the New Jersey coast, the Christie Administration has set up a schedule with the Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen beach defense systems for the next storm that hits.

10/19/2013

(The DRPA operates the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, pictured, plus the Betsy Ross, Walt Whitman, and Commodore Barry bridges.  File photo)

Renewed Talk About Putting World Trade Center Near Delaware Riverfront

Developers who wanted, but failed, to place a World Trade Center just off Penn’s Landing a few years ago are now apparently looking to take the proposal across the river to Camden.

09/15/2013

PFT members gather for Labor Day Parade as contract talks continue with the school district. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Teachers Vent As Contract Talks Continue With Philadelphia School District

Teachers marching in the Labor Day Parade on Monday said they’re willing to bend but not break.

09/02/2013

Made In America - Day 2

Local Educator Asks ‘Made In America’ Performers To Help Philadelphia Schools

One local educator wants the performers at this weekend’s Made in America festival to pitch-in to help Philadelphia’s cash-strapped schools system.

08/31/2013

(credit: Justin Drabick)

Camden County Seeks Residents’ Input As It Redraws Master Plan

If you want to put your two cents in, you can go online and fill out a quick survey on what you think your town needs.

08/18/2013

(credit: CBS 3)

Man Killed After Being Shot, Crashing Car In Fairmount Park

Police say it was just after 2 a.m. Saturday when they found a man in a car that had run off the road and crashed into a tree at 33rd and Girard Avenue.

08/17/2013

(Dr. William Hite, in file photo.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Philly Schools Chief: I Need $50M To Open Schools

The superintendent of Philadelphia’s troubled school system says he can’t open city schools next month without another $50 million in funding.

08/08/2013

(Firefighting equipment at Philadelphia International Airport. Credit: Michelle Durham/KYW)

Fire Crews Stand Ready To Fight Aircraft Fires At PHL

Firefighters at Engine 78 stand ready at Philadelphia International Airport in the event of an aircraft emergency similar to what happened in San Francisco.

07/08/2013

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