Mark Abrams

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, center, in party hat, attends a Christmas benefit for children at the Sheraton Hotel, 17th and Vine Streets.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Phila. Archbishop Delighted With Pope’s Role in US-Cuba Normalization Efforts

“He’s kind of a center of unity for the whole world, whether you’re Christian or not,” Archbishop Chaput told KYW Newsradio, “so this development has been a great blessing for the world community.”

12/18/2014

Chopper 3 over the scene on Monday night. (credit: Chopper 3)

Former Cop Accused Of Murdering Glenolden Woman, Wounding Daughter

A former Delaware County police officer is charged with the murder of a woman authorities say he had been stalking, attempted murder of her husband, and the wounding of her daughter during a shooting inside her Glenolden home.

12/16/2014

(Pope Francis, in file photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Culture, Nightlife In Spotlight For Papal Visit

Organizers of the World Meeting of Families are actively working with local tourism groups to come up with a “nightlife” for the thousands who will be visiting Philadelphia.

12/08/2014

Commodore Barry Bridge (credit: Oren Liebermann)

$100M Project Aimed At Preserving Commodore Barry Bridge Could Begin As Early As Next Year

The Commodore Barry Bridge is in line for a major makeover beginning next year if the Delaware River Port Authority approves a contract this week that would begin the five-year project.

12/07/2014

(PATCO File Photo)

Fewer Delays Expected As Phase Two Of PATCO Rehab Project Begins

The next phase of the PATCO rail reconstruction project is now underway and should not cause as many delays for riders.

12/05/2014

A photograph of the Lincoln letter, being unveiled in Philadelphia. (Image from PDF via Raab Collection, Philadelphia)

Handwritten Letter From Abraham Lincoln Unveiled In Philadelphia

Nathan Raab, operator of the Philadelphia-based Raab Collection, says the letter is dated Jan. 5, 1849.

12/03/2014

(Septa transit police chief Thomas Nestel shows a walkie-talkie handset with an embedded video camera and screen.  File photo by CBS3)

Septa’s Top Cop Eager To Deploy More Body-Worn Cameras For Officers

Septa Transit Police chief Thomas Nestel says the six cameras that were deployed back in July have been netting good results.

12/02/2014

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Travelers Hit Rails and Skies For Trip Home After Holiday Weekend

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is fast coming to an end and lots of people are taking to the skies or the rails for the trip home today.

11/30/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput chats with reporters about the planned visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Says He Knew of Pope Francis’ Planned Visit Early On

Archbishop Chaput is just back from meetings at the Vatican, where the pope confirmed a week ago he will be visiting Philadelphia at the end of next September.

11/24/2014

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Valley Forge Casino Admits To Management Lapses That Brought Huge Fines

Valley Forge Casino operators say they’ve made sweeping management changes in response to near record fines for state gaming law violations.

11/23/2014

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Set To Hear Case Of Monsignor Lynn

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in Harrisburg from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office as it seeks the re-instatement of the child-endangerment conviction of Monsignor William Lynn.

11/17/2014

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Online Registration Officially Opens For World Meeting Of Families In Philadelphia

Significant progress has been made in finalizing some of the plans for the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families planned for Philadelphia in September 2015.

11/11/2014

(Pope Francis, in file photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Speakers’ List Unveiled For 2015 Catholic Confab in Philadelphia — With One Still Pending

The World Meeting of Families, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia, has announced an all-star lineup of speakers. Will it also include the first visit of Pope Francis to the United States?

11/10/2014

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Same-Sex Marriage Could Dominate Bishops’ Debate

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput suggests the subject of same-sex marriage could dominate the debate at this week’s conference in Baltimore.

11/10/2014

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President Obama Visits Philadelphia To Campaign For Tom Wolf

President Obama comes to town this afternoon to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf with just two days until election day. Doors open at 4 p.m. for the rally in North Philadelphia.

11/02/2014

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