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(Mayor Nutter discusses some of the recommendations of his blue ribbon panel report on the future of the Department of Licenses and Inspections in the wake of the fatal collapse of a building onto the Salvation Army Thrift Store at 22nd and Market Streets in July 2013.  Members of the panel stand with the mayor.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Panel’s Findings on Fatal Market Street Building Collapse Released

While the report contains about three dozen recommendations for the city to consider going forward, the largest is splitting up L&I’s functions and placing more emphasis on safety and accountability.

09/25/2014

Students from West Catholic Prep try out the new artificial turf practice field Wednesday at the Drexel's Vidas Athletic Complex. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Drexel University, West Catholic Prep Celebrate Official Opening Of New Athletics Field

Brother Richard Kestler, West Catholic Prep’s president, says his team and coaches, were invited to share the new field, outfitted with artificial turf, with their Drexel neighbors.

09/24/2014

(Garnet Valley Middle School.  File photo)

Delco Schoolteacher Charged With Sexual Contact With Former Student, 15

Physical education teacher William Barber, 38, is charged with having sex with the fifteen-year-old girl inside his office on September 12th.

09/23/2014

(Artist's rendering of the proposed 9/11 memorial to be built across from the county courthouse in Doyletown, Bucks County.)

Design Unveiled For Bucks County 9/11 Memorial Site

Ryan Manion Borek, president of the Travis Manion Foundation, says the memorial’s centerpiece will be a 20-foot section of steel I-beam from the rubble of the World Trade Center.

09/23/2014

Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel talks about plans to deal with potential problems at next weekend's Puerto Rican Day parade and festival. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Upcoming Puerto Rican Day Festivities Prompt Warning From Philadelphia Police

With Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican Day parade and festival less than a week away, police are issuing a warning to those who might want to crash the party.

09/22/2014

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Road Work Closes Ramp From Spring Garden Street To WB Schuylkill Expressway

A traffic ramp used by tens of thousands of drivers daily to get from Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia onto the westbound Schuylkill Expressway is being closed today for more than two months for reconstruction work.

09/22/2014

(credit: Syma Chowdhry/CBS 3)

Project HOME’s Latest Project Brings Homes And Opportunities To Chinatown

Officials say most low-income families can’t afford the rent in Center City.

09/17/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, third from left, speaks with reporters at the Vatican.  Image from Vatican TV)

Planning Goes On While Awaiting Pontiff’s Official Word on Phila. Visit, Chaput Says

Philadelphia’s archbishop is in Rome for planning sessions for the World Meeting of Families event, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia.

09/16/2014

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Police: Baby Of Pregnant Woman Shot Dead In Frankford Dies

The newborn baby of a pregnant mother who was shot and killed in Philadelphia’s Frankford section has died, police say.

09/15/2014

(Janet Haas announces the William Penn Foundation's historic grant to the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

William Penn Foundation Donates $25 Million to Free Library of Philadelphia

There was a standing ovation from library, civic, and community leaders as Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation delivered the news.

09/11/2014

Joanna Otero-Cruz, executive director of El Concilio, talks about the upcoming Puerto Rican Day parade and festival during a City Hall news conference on Wednesday. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Organizers Of Philadelphia’s Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade And Festival Invite Entire Community To Take Part

Joanna Otero-Cruz, executive director of El Concilio, says this year’s parade will feature some 1,500 participants.

09/10/2014

Darren Brown

Delco Man Charged With Peeping Into Neighbors’ Apartments

Upper Darby police superintendent Michael Chitwood says 25-year-old Darren Brown is being held in lieu of $40,000 bail, charged with loitering and prowling at night, and indecent exposure.

09/09/2014

(Bradford Heights Elementary principal Michael Solon, with some of his students.  Photo from school web site, used with permission.)

Downingtown School Principal Who Died Suddenly is Fondly Remembered

Dr. Michael Solon was in his ninth year as principal at Bradford Heights Elementary School when, at the age of 50, he died suddenly over the weekend.

09/09/2014

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South Jersey Councilman Not Abandoning Idea Of Attaching President Obama’s Name To Public Building

The Willingboro Township, New Jersey councilman who stirred community controversy with an attempt to rename the former JFK High School in honor of President Barrack Obama says he hasn’t given up on the idea of recognizing the sitting president.

09/08/2014

(Photo by Mark Abrams)

11 Arrested As Protesters Demanding Better Wages Block Center City Street

Fast food workers demanding a $15-per-hour minimum wage marched down Broad Street, blocking traffic and chanting, eventually converging on a McDonald’s at Broad and Arch.

09/04/2014

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