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City Ready To Honor Taney Dragons With Parade Down Broad Street

Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons are being honored today for their recent performance in the Little League World Series with a parade down Broad Street.

08/27/2014

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Auxiliary Bishop From Philadelphia Becomes New Bishop Of Diocese Of Toledo

Philadelphia native, Bishop Daniel Thomas, who was ordained a priest in 1985 by Cardinal John Krol, and a bishop in 2006 by Cardinal Justin Rigali, takes the reins of a diocese that covers 19 counties in northwestern Ohio.

08/27/2014

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Philadelphia Finalizes Parade Plans To Honor Its Hometown Little League Heroes

And the city is encouraging everyone to come out and congratulate the Taney Dragons on their success.

08/26/2014

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Credit Card Scammers Working The Phones

The state attorney general’s office says it’s been happening all across Pennsylvania the past few weeks.

08/20/2014

Body found in home on Mole Street in Philadelphia on August 15, 2014. (credit: John McDevitt)

Murder of Longtime Congregant Shocks Rodeph Shalom Synagogue Community

Rodeph Shalom rabbi Jill Maderer says 65-five-year-old Lee Stanley had deep ties to the synagogue and its activities. His father had been cantor there.

08/19/2014

File Photo of John Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. (Credit: BOB MULLIGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Incident Decades Ago Echoes Unrest In Ferguson

It’s a piece of the past that echoes today, given the current situation in Ferguson, Missouri.

08/18/2014

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Road Work Set To Begin On Roosevelt Boulevard

A major PennDOT paving project begins tonight along the Roosevelt Boulevard and it could affect the morning commute for drivers for the next few months.

08/11/2014

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PennDOT To Begin Repairs On 4 Bridges Along Spring Garden Street

The spans carry Spring Garden Street over the Schuylkill Expressway, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail.

08/09/2014

(John Pomponio of the EPA, left, and Michael Roles of Clean Water Action, right, listen as Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown presents a resolution from City Council.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Groups Back Effort To Clarify EPA’s Role For Clean Water

Environmentalists and activists gathered today at Boathouse Row to tout the importance of new rules clarifying the reach and control of the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers over major waterways and the streams and creeks that flow into them.

08/06/2014

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All-Night Weekend SEPTA Subway And El Service Extended To Nov.

SEPTA launched the pilot subway service on weekend nights starting June 15th, with plans to evaluate the experiment by summer’s end.

08/06/2014

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Federal Study Shows History Still Big Economic Engine For Philadelphia

A study released by the National Park Service shows Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia continues to play a critical role in boosting the city’s economy.

07/24/2014

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Congressmen Inspect Central Pa. Facility Housing Immigrant Children

Congressmen Jim Gerlach, Pat Meehan, and Charlie Dent (all R-Pa.) visited a children’s home in western Berks County where children were being placed by the government.

07/22/2014

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Bucks County Man Charged With Raping Two Pre-Teen Girls

Elmer Yanes, 31, of the 1200 block of Lisa Drive, was committed to the Bucks County Prison in lieu of $1 million bail after being arraigned on charges of rape, aggravated indecent assault, and related offenses.

07/22/2014

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New Leader Of Christian Brothers Has Philadelphia Roots

The new superior general of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools has strong ties to Philadelphia.

07/21/2014

SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel shows off the new camera installed in the microphones of the hand-held radios three officers will carry during a 60-day test of the technology. (credit: Mark Abrams)

SMILE! You Might Be On A Septa Police Officer’s Camera

Three SEPTA police officers are now wearing body cameras attached to the microphones of their two-way radios as they patrol the transit system.

07/16/2014

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