Mike DeNardo

McNesby and White at FOP HQ.
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FOP Backs Bill Preventing Release Of Names Of Officers Involved In Shootings

The Fraternal Order of Police is backing a bill that would prevent release of the names of police officers involved in shootings, while the investigation is going on.

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SEPTA GM Announces Retirement After Papal Visit

Days after Pope Francis leaves Philadelphia, SEPTA’s General Manager Joe Casey is retiring.

08/20/2015

Giant Phillies hat worn by William Penn Statue during 1993 World Series .(Credit: Glen Spence)

Giant Phillies Cap Worn By William Penn Statue Being Auctioned On EBay

The giant Phillies cap that adorned the William Penn statue for the 1993 World Series can be yours. It’s being auctioned on eBay.

08/19/2015

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Cell Phone Companies Upgrade Service Along Parkway For Papal Visit

AT&T and Verizon together have invested $45-million to add cell-service infrastructure along the Ben Franklin Parkway. Each says the upgrades will quadruple capacity.

08/18/2015

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Educators Anticipate Sharp Drops When Pennsylvania Releases Standardized Test Scores

In the coming weeks, the state education department is expected to release the results of last year’s PSSA exams, given to 3rd through 8th graders. And the scores are expected to take a substantial drop.

08/17/2015

Gloucester Premium Outlets

New Premium Retail Outlet Center Opens In South Jersey

The newly-built outlet center off of Route 42 in Blackwood houses 90 retailers, including Reebok, Columbia Sportswear and Vera Bradley.

08/13/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Supreme Court To Rule On SRC Effort To Void Teachers’ Contract

The state Supreme Court is going to take up the issue of whether the School Reform Commission had the power to cancel its teachers contract.

08/12/2015

Two students display their summer job at the UAC reception. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Summer Jobs Program Leaves Students With Experience, Money In Pockets

The city’s WorkReady program saw 1,600 young adults spending the last six weeks learning what it was like to work in the “real world” in jobs coordinated by the Urban Affairs Coalition.

08/12/2015

A stage is being built north of Arkansas Avenue in Atlantic City for Sunday's Maroon 5 concert. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Atlantic City Leaders Finalize Plans For Two Huge Concerts On Beach

Maroon 5 rocks the beach in Atlantic City this Sunday, and Rascal Flatts plays next Thursday. As many as 50,000 fans are expected to buy tickets to each show.

08/11/2015

File photo of SEPTA Weekly TransPass (credit: James Sanderlin)

Former Philly 311 Coworkers Charged With Counterfeiting SEPTA TransPasses

A federal indictment says a former Philly 311 employee and a co-worker schemed to make and sell more than 2,000 counterfeit monthly SEPTA TransPasses.

08/05/2015

Democratic state representative Pam DeLissio

State Rep Warns Schools In Balance While Pa. Budget Standoff Continues

With no sign of an end to the budget impasse ending, Democratic state representative Pam DeLissio says schoolchildren have a lot at stake.

08/04/2015

Pedro Ramos. (Credit: The Philadelphia Foundation)

Pedro Ramos To Take Over As President Of The Philadelphia Foundation

From city managing director to head of the School Reform Commission, Pedro Ramos says he’s probably seen as much of the city as any resident.

07/18/2015

There is talk once again of a massive development project for Camden's waterfront. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Renewed Talk Of Massive Development Project For Camden’s Waterfront

Preliminary plans for a huge commercial and retail complex are on the drawing board once again.

07/10/2015

(The new interior of refurbished Patco rail cars. Credit: Patco)

Patco Trains Being Reinspected After One Shuts Down During Rush Hour

The Wednesday afternoon train was one of 12 refurbished cars in Patco’s fleet.

07/09/2015

(The righthand lane of the westbound Ben Franklin Bridge is blocked by a construction crew on the rainy morning of July 9, 2015.  Photo illustration by Mike DeNardo)

Lane Closures on Ben Franklin Bridge Will Persist Thru August

The Delaware River Port Authority, which operates the Ben, says the righthand westbound lane will remain closed around the clock until September 5th.

07/09/2015

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