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Camden School Officials Encouraged By Higher Graduation Rate

The graduation rate in Camden, New Jersey jumped six percent last year, and the school superintendent is optimistic about the future.

12/11/2014

(Officer Gabrielle Camacho reads to a kindergarten student at Bonsall Elementary School, in Camden, NJ.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Camden County Police Offer Reading Mentorship To City’s Littlest Residents

Officer Gabrielle Camacho said she looks forward to her 30 minutes with the students each week.

12/10/2014

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PPA Relaxes Kiosk Enforcement Sunday Due To Technical Problem

The Philadelphia Parking Authority relaxed enforcement on Sunday because of an technical problem that was preventing kiosks from accepting credit card payments.

12/07/2014

(Members of the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Cloistered Order of ‘Pink Sisters,’ Based in Fairmount, Mark 100 Years in Philadelphia

“Our first sisters came from our mother house in Steyl, Holland, so the occasion we’re actually celebrating is the anniversary of their arrival,” says Sister Mary Caritas (center).

12/05/2014

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Current, Former Sirius XM Customers Might Be In Line For Payout

Sirius is paying $3.8-million to 46 states, as well as paying restitution to eligible customers for misleading advertising and shoddy billing practices.

12/05/2014

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Hearing Postponed in Margate, NJ Proposed Oceanfront Dunes Dispute

The City of Margate, NJ, is continuing its legal battle against the State of New Jersey and the US Army Corps of Engineers, trying to block construction of a proposed dune system.

12/04/2014

Amanda and her son Johnny, 5, trying out the new way to meet Santa at the Cherry Hill Mall. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Cherry Hill Mall Offers First Of Its Kind Experience To Meet Santa

There’s a new, interactive way to meet Santa at the Cherry Hill Mall.

11/29/2014

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Shoppers Hit Area Malls In Search of Best Black Friday Deals

What seemed like a unusually slow day at the outset gave way to some larger crowds at area malls as shoppers searched for the best Black Friday deals.

11/28/2014

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Hundreds Take Part In Annual Turkey Trot To Help Families In Need

The 22nd annual Turkey Trot stepped off in Chestnut Hill Thursday morning. It’s a five-mile run to raise money to feed families in need.

11/27/2014

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SEPTA Urging Riders To Put Safety First As Holiday Travel Season Approaches

SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams says passengers should wait until they take a seat before checking their texts and emails.

11/23/2014

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NFL Concussion Court Hearing In Philadelphia

A federal judge Wednesday listened to opponents of a settlement between the NFL and the players association that would provide compensation and medical care for those who suffer from cognitive disorders resulting from head injuries.

11/19/2014

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Police: 10-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shoots Himself With Father’s Gun

Police in Darby Township say a 10-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the face with a .357 magnum handgun that authorities believe was left in the car by the child’s father.

11/16/2014

(Independence Blue Cross CEO Dan Hilferty is flanked by Philadelphia Police Foundation president Maureen Rush, holding black vest, and Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, holding white vest.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Huge Gift From Health Insurer Will Go Toward Bulletproof Vests For Philly’s Finest

Independence Blue Cross is giving the Philadelphia Police Department $100,000 to buy bulletproof vests.

11/13/2014

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Philadelphia Residents Crossing County Lines To Save Cigarette Money

Philadelphia’s new cigarette tax for school funding has smokers “crossing the border” to save some cash.

11/13/2014

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Group Of Young Break Dancers Dazzle Crowd At LOVE Park

Those watching were in awe Saturday as three boys put on an impromptu break dancing performance.

11/08/2014

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