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Fire Commissioner Urges Residents To Search For Potential Fire Hazards Around The Home

This bitterly cold weather that has gripped the Delaware Valley in recent days has sparked a number of fires and the Philadelphia’s Fire Commissioner is urging everyone take a look around their homes for potential hazards.

02/01/2014

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Wedding Planner: Event Insurance Might Be A Good Idea For Brides And Grooms

One wedding planner says the reason for the insurance is not for fear of the groom getting cold feet and the bride’s father being stuck with a large bill.

01/29/2014

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Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Paramedics Going The Extra Mile For Patients

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital has developed a unique program to serve its community.

01/27/2014

The Bolshoi Ice Dome arena, an ice hockey venue, in the Olympic Park in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.  Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics that start on February 7, 2014 (Credit: MIKHAIL MORDASOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Doctor Selected To Watch Over Olympic Hockey Players

A Rothman Institute physician is one of two local doctors who have been tapped to supervise the care of NHL Players skating on the Olympic Hockey teams of various countries.

01/20/2014

Ron, sitting at the Free Library of Philadelphia, displays a book he's reading from one of his favorite authors. (credit: Michelle Durham)

New Survey Finds More Readers Choosing Traditional Books Over Electronic Versions

A recent Pew Charitable Trust study found 69% of Americans preferred the traditional book to the 28% who liked ebooks.

01/18/2014

(Yaktrax, left, and Microspikes, right.  Both products clip onto shoes to provide additional traction on ice.  Photo by Michelle Durham)

In Ice-Encrusted January, Help For City Pedestrians

One local store that sells products to help pedestrians navigate icy sidewalks has had to replenish its stock.

01/10/2014

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Philadelphia Match Maker Has Advise For Finding Love In 2014

A Philadelphia man whose passion for helping others to find love says if locating the love of your life is a goal that has eluded you, 2014 is the year to do it.

01/09/2014

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Amid Bitter Cold, Area Emergency Rooms Humming With Activity

A physician at one emergency facility in West Philadelphia says it’s not just an increase in slips and falls: the homeless and indigent make more use of ERs, too.

01/07/2014

(Ray Moore and Rob Saxon, delivering meals in Germantown on behalf of Manna.  Photo by Michelle Durham)

In Rain or Snow, Philadelphia Charitable Group Keeps Delivering Meals

Manna says it is shorthanded as it tries to maintain its pace of delivering hundreds of meals three times a day to people fighting life-threatening illnesses.

01/03/2014

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EMS Official Urges Patients To Have Meds, Oxygen On Hand Before Snow Hits

With snow coming to the Delaware Valley by nightfall, a local EMS official is reminding people who rely on medications or oxygen to make sure they have what they need before the storm begins.

01/02/2014

(Philadelphia International Airport.  File photo by Piotrus.)

US Air Waiving Change Fees In and Out of PHL Ahead of Snowstorm

US Airways is among the airlines now waiving change fees as they help their customers try to get earlier flights.

01/02/2014

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One Thing You May Have Forgot About During The Holidays — Your Car!

With all the holiday hustle and bustle this time of year, it’s often the car that gets neglected.

12/27/2013

(Abington Police Officer Jennifer Doyle and her canine partner  "Bella." Credit: Bernadette Wilkinson)

2013 IN REVIEW: Abington’s First Female K-9 Officer

Officer Jennifer Doyle had already been an Abington police officer for eight years and says she has loved every minute of it but always aspired to be a canine officer.

12/25/2013

(File photo: a home without heat in New York State in 2012.  Credit: Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Pa. Officials Urge Residents To Contact Their Utility After Heat Shutoff

State officials put the number of households without heat this winter at more than 19,000, up about three thousand from last year.

12/24/2013

(An undated Christmas photo of prisoners and staffers at Eastern State Penitentiary.  Used with permission)

Recalling Active Days, Eastern State Pen Holds Toy Drive For Kids of Parents In Prison

Mentoring tour guide Ben Bookman says even when the prison, at 21st Street and Fairmount, was a working penitentiary, Christmas was a special time — even for the prisoners.

12/23/2013

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