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Mark Abrams

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Looking Back On Pope Francis’ First Year At The Vatican

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as leader of the world’s Roman Catholics.

03/13/2014

(A Ridley Park road crew fills the pothole at Thayer and Barker Streets.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Delaware County Sending More Funds To Towns For Pothole Repairs

Delaware County Council has decided to forego nearly all of the million dollars it receives from a state road maintenance fund and give it directly to the county’s 49 municipalities for pothole repairs.

03/12/2014

(Pope Francis, in 2013 file photo. Credit: Alberto Pizzoli/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Delegation Visiting Rome To Request Pope Francis Visit

Archbishop Charles Chaput is traveling with Gov. Corbett and Mayor Nutter for what he calls a factfinding mission and a bid to make a personal pitch to the pope.

03/07/2014

(Priests place ashes on the foreheads of churchgoers at the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul.  2013 file photo by KYW's Pat Loeb)

Delaware Valley Christians Mark Start of Somber Lenten Season

Archbishop Charles Chaput, the spiritual leader of more than one million Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was principal celebrant of a mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle.

03/05/2014

(A Septa bus sidelined by the snow.  Photo by KYW's Justin Udo)

Winter Weather Takes A Toll On SEPTA’s Budget

SEPTA has taken a beating in its ridership and budget because of the harsh winter weather the past two months.

02/27/2014

(Students and companies meet at Drexel's Career Fair, inside the campus recreation center.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Hundreds of Students Attend Drexel University Tech Career Fair

Representatives from 120 employers from across the region and beyond gathered résumés and spoke with students face-to-face about co-op positions and fulltime jobs as they approach graduation.

02/20/2014

(Four sisters who compete with the Philadelphia Curling Club will be among the competitors at the USA Curling National Championships in Aston, Delaware County, next month.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Curling National Tourney Sweeping Into Delco, To Delight of Local Family

Aston, Pa., will be the site of the USA Curling national championships, beginning March 1st.

02/19/2014

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New Slogan Aims To Draw Business, Tourists To Philadelphia

A new slogan is emerging in the Greater Philadelphia landscape – it’s “P-H-L: Here for the Making.”

02/16/2014

(Personnel in the Peco emergency operations center monitor the system for outages in the five-county Philadelphia area.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Nasty Nor’easter Bringing New Round Of Power Outages

On the heels of historic ice storm that left many homeowners without power for nearly a week, Thursday’s storm is knocking out power for many customers in region.

02/13/2014

(The Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle.  File photo)

Use Common Sense Before Venturing Out to Mass During Storm, Archdiocese Urges

With a big storm on the way, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was encouraging the faithful — especially senior citizens — to reflect on whether making the trek to church Thursday morning would be safe.

02/12/2014

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All Philadelphia School District and Archdiocese Schools CLOSED Thursday

Both School District of Philadelphia and archdiocesan schools in the city will be closed on Thursday, February 13th, because of the impending snowstorm.

02/12/2014

PennDOT crews prepare trucks ahead of a snow storm. (Credit: John McDevitt)

PennDOT Says More Than 400 Trucks Will Hit The Highways Wednesday To Battle ANOTHER Winter Storm

PennDOT crews have their plow blades prepared and are getting ready to load the trucks with road salt to handle the impending storm.

02/11/2014

(At 30th Street Station, vice president Joe Biden talks about investing in rail and Amtrak's new, high-tech locomotive, put in service on the Northeast Corridor.   Credit: Mark Abrams)

In Philadelphia, VP Biden Touts Investment in America’s Railroad Insfrastructure

Speaking to a crowd at 30th Street Station, Biden was effusive in his praise of the “Cities Sprinter” high-tech locomotive, the first to be added to the passenger rail fleet in more than 25 years.

02/06/2014

(With the help of neighbors, Dale Wilkinson was able to retrieve his chainsaw, which he then used to help them get access to their street by clearing fallen trees.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Exton, Pa. Neighbors Team Up To Recover From Paralyzing Ice Storm

Longtime residents of Westfield Drive came out at daybreak to inspect the damage. They saw trees blocking streets and driveways.

02/05/2014

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Punxsutawney Phil Must Compete With NFL This Year

For the first time in history, Punxsutawney, Pa. will battle with the Super Bowl for worldwide attention.

02/01/2014

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