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Superintendent Dr. William Hite says a cash advance from the state doesn't solve the district's $81 million deficit. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

City Officials Say Without Passage Of Cigarette Tax, Philadelphia Schools May Not Open On Time

Superintendent Dr. William Hite has said 1,300 layoff notices would go out August 15 without money from the cigarette tax. He says a cash advance from the state doesn’t solve the district’s $81 million deficit.

07/31/2014

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Pa. Will Allow Some Junk Food at School Bake Sales, Not So NJ or Del.

A new federal law allows individual states to set their own number of fundraiser exemptions for junk food sold in schools. Pennsylvania and a handful of other states have done so.

07/31/2014

(Blackhawks coaches inspect the plans for their new football field in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

North Philadelphia Team Gets a New Community Football Field

After the Blackhawks won the National “Pop Warner” Pee Wee championship in 2010, Mayor Nutter promised them a new place to play.

07/30/2014

(Showboat Casino-Hotel, in Atlantic City.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Showboat Casino Offers Job Fair To Its Atlantic City Employees Being Laid Off

This job fair is one in a series of eight being held by the Showboat — which plans to close August 31st — and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

07/29/2014

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Eagles Fans Get Up Close Look At Improvements To Linc

Eagles fans at today’s open practice got their first in-person look at offseason improvements to Lincoln Financial Field.

07/28/2014

Richard Allen Jr. with former Phillies groundskeeper Mark "Froggy" Carfagno at Ashburn Field. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

New Effort To Have Dick Allen Enshrined In Cooperstown In Full Swing

A group backing Allen for the Hall of Fame kicked off their effort Friday at Ashburn Field at FDR Park in South Philadelphia. The group has prepared a 55-page presentation aimed at convincing baseball’s Golden Era Committee that the 1964 Rookie of the Year and ’72 MVP belongs in the Hall.

07/27/2014

(A display shows pictures of previous flooding at Von Nieda Park, in Camden.)

New Storm Drainage Being Built For Cramer Hill Neighborhood of Camden, NJ

An inch of rain puts Von Nieda Park, in Cramer Hill, underwater for days. Nearby streets and homes are also inundated.

07/23/2014

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

Philadelphia School District Hoping For Viable School Makeover Plans

The district is inviting principals and teachers to present their own instructional ideas to overhaul Philadelphia schools.

07/22/2014

(Michelle Khatwani takes a photo of her husband and son at the top of the "Rocky" steps, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Plan To Cut Into Museum’s ”Rocky” Steps Draws Visitor Consternation

“I think it would be sad, because we came here specifically for running up the stairs, because of the ‘Rocky’ scene,” said one tourist from Texas.

07/21/2014

(LA Kings' assistant coach John Stevens, second from left, poses with ice hockey fans next to the Stanley Cup, which he brought for a brief visit to his summer home in Sea Isle City.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Lord Stanley’s Cup Pays A Visit To Sea Isle City, N.J.

Former Flyers’ coach (and current LA Kings’ assistant coach) John Stevens brought the cup to his summer home in Sea Isle, to the delight of shore visitors.

07/17/2014

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Philly Summer Recreation Program Invites First Lady Michelle Obama

The children have put together a video inviting the first lady to the program’s big finish on August 13th, at Vogt Recreation Center.

07/16/2014

(Kids play at the Independence Seaport Museum, thanks to the "Casey Cares" Foundation.  Photo by Dustin Wingate)

A Day at a Philadelphia Museum For Kids Who Really Need Some Fun

A few dozen children were taking a break from their struggles with life-threatening diseases to enjoy a much-needed day out at the Independence Seaport Museum.

07/15/2014

(An Atlantic City Line train at the AC rail station.  File photo by Adam E. Moreira)

No Thanks, We’re Doing Fine, Says NJT of Its Atlantic City Rail Line

NJT spokesman William Smith says the agency currently has no plans to act on any of the proposals in a 2009 consulting company’s report.

07/15/2014

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Big Homeless Enclave In Camden, NJ Is Evacuated, Then Leveled

Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen says 45 homeless people have been moved to shelters and to addiction treatment.

07/14/2014

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Local Band Brings Unique Brand Of Progressive Rock To Music World

Radiologists and an air traffic controller by day. Progressive rockers by night. That’s the story of the Philadelphia-based band Shadow Merchant.

07/12/2014

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