Mike DeNardo

(The Fever Smart device, left, is shown interacting with a smartphone.  Image provided by Fever Smart)

Penn Student Wins Magazine’s ”College Entrepreneur” Prize

“I was so humbled, to be honest,” says Wharton junior Aaron Goldstein after being named Entrepreneur magazine’s “College Entrepreneur of the Year” for his Fever Smart device.

01/14/2015

(Pa. lieutenant governor Jim Cawley is sworn in as chairman of the DRPA.  Photo by David Madden)

Lt. Governor Cawley To Lead Local United Way

Jim Cawley says the more he considered the job as CEO of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, the more he viewed it as a continuation of his public service.

01/13/2015

(Sultan Ashley speaks with reporters after meeting with Philadelphia school district officials at school headquarters.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Staffers at Defunct Phila. Charter School Appeal to School District for Back Pay

“People are losing their homes, they’re losing their vehicles, they’re not able to take care of their children,” says former Palmer staffer Sultan Ashley. “They don’t have medical coverage.”

01/12/2015

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Officials Continue Investigation Into Death Of Philadelphia Firefighter Joyce Craig

The air cylinder that firefighter Joyce Craig was wearing when she was killed in the line of duty one month ago is being tested.

01/09/2015

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Distracted Pedestrians A Factor As NJ Car Crash Deaths Rise

Year-end figures in New Jersey show an uptick in traffic deaths over 2013, with pedestrian fatalities responsible for the increase.

01/05/2015

File photo of Philadelphia taxis. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philly Taxicab Riders Still Seeing Fuel Surcharge Despite Low Gas Prices…Why?

Gas is as cheap as it’s been in years, leaving many Philadelphia taxicab riders to wonder why cabs are still adding a fuel surcharge to each ride.

01/05/2015

(An unidentified woman visits the Philadelphia school district's Office of Student Enrollment and Placement.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School District Helps Students of Shuttered Charter School Find New Spots

With the charter school’s closing, parents such as Elaine Williams of North Philadelphia turned out at school district headquarters to find a new school for her second-grader.

12/31/2014

(Members of the Downtowners Fancy Brigade work to complete costumes and props for New Year's Day.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Working Feverishly Toward Thursday’s Show

It’s a last-minute flurry of feathers as the eleven Fancy Brigades complete their extravagant pieces that will adorn their indoor performances on New Year’s Day.

12/30/2014

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Year In Review: Budget Turmoil For The Philadelphia School District

After a year of slashing activities, counselors and nurses, the School Reform Commission defied the city charter in May by refusing to approve a budget that would require even more spending cuts.

12/27/2014

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Drivers Continue To Enjoy Cheaper Prices At The Gas Pump

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of gas in the five-county Philadelphia-area is $2.65 a gallon.

12/24/2014

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

Tens of Thousands of Pa. Households Starting This Winter With No Heat

The annual Cold Weather Survey shows 23,213 households without electric or gas heat this season, compared to 19,653 in Pennsylvania last year.

12/23/2014

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Family Fights Narberth City Hall Over Possible Use Of Eminent Domain

The owner of a former gas station in Narberth wants to keep the property in the family. But the borough is taking steps to seize it for public use, if the town can’t buy it.

12/23/2014

(Don Tollefson speaks with reporters on December 22, 2014.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Sportscaster Don Tollefson Now Looking For Help in His Fraud Defense

Former Philadelphia television sportscaster Don Tollefson now says that instead of defending himself, he’s trying to find an attorney to represent him against fraud charges.

12/22/2014

(Pa. state representative Vanessa Lowery Brown, in undercover surveillance video.  Image provided by Phila. DA)

Phila. DA Reopens Corruption Charges Against 2 Pa. State Lawmakers

State representatives Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ron Waters (both D-Phila.) are charged with taking cash from an undercover agent. Pennsylvania’s attorney general had previously declared the cases dead.

12/16/2014

The Fort Washington FedEx facility is experiencing its busiest shipping day. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Busiest Shipping Day Of The Year For Fed Ex

Fed Ex expects to deliver a record 22 and a half million packages today.

12/15/2014

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