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Pat Loeb

(File photo: Protesters rally outside a shale gas conference taking place in the Pennsylvania Convention Center in September 2012.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Health Advocates Call For More Information About Marcellus Shale Fracking

Julie Becker, with Physicians for Social Responsibility, says fracking puts some dangerous chemicals into the environment, such as benzene.

19 hours ago

(Artist's rendering of planned apartment building at 2nd and Race Streets.  Image provided)

High-Density Old City Housing Project To Include Low-Income Units

A new apartment complex at 2nd and Race Streets will be the first development in Philadelphia to take advantage of new zoning code that provides incentives in exchange for features deemed to be in the public interest.

08/19/2014

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background.  File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Philadelphia Convention Center Bookings On The Rise

A new labor agreement at Philadelphia’s Convention Center is less than four months old, but officials say it’s having an impact on bookings.

08/18/2014

Bill Hite talks to 3rd grader Lucas at kick off event. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Joins National Campaign Getting Kids To Read Before It’s Too Late

Philadelphia has joined a nationwide effort to get students reading on grade level by fourth grade.

08/17/2014

(Photo by Pat Loeb)

New Fringe Arts Exhibit Is Floating Homage To Sustainability

The floating artwork-cum-living-and-performance-space, with aqua garden, is called “Wetland.”

08/15/2014

Lydia Moore-Hill, Temple alumna, with $36,000 in loans. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Senator Casey Pushes Legislation To Lower Student-Loan Interest Rates

Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senator Bob Casey supports the Student Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which would allow students to do what homeowners and businesses are doing — lower the interest rate on their debt.

08/14/2014

(Photo by Ed Fischer)

New Owner For Philadelphia’s Weekly ‘City Paper’

Philadelphia’s weekly “City Paper” has been sold to the company that provides the free commuter daily, “Metro.”

08/13/2014

(Shaina Mitchell of Bebashi at the women's breast cancer awareness event.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Group Holds Breast Cancer Screening Event

“This is Bebashi’s fifth annual Breast Fest,” said Shaina Mitchell, the Philadelphia-based black empowerment organization’s breast cancer prevention specialist.

08/13/2014

(Groundbreaking for the new Oakdale housing project, in Strawberry Mansion.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

New Apartments Coming To Strawberry Mansion, Kicking Off PHA Building Boom

The Philadelphia Housing Authority has broken ground for its first project in more than two years.

08/12/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Fate Of Philadelphia’s School Year Hangs In Balance

This is the do-or-die week for Philadelphia public schools. By Friday, the superintendent has to decide whether to lay-off hundreds of teachers, which could delay the start of the school year.

08/11/2014

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Environmentalists Fume After Christie Vetoes Waste Dumping Bill

The bill passed both houses of the state legislature with super-majorities, so Doug O’Malley of Environment New Jersey says clean water advocates are hopeful about an override.

08/10/2014

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Willingboro Council Considers Rec Center Name Change

The Center opened as John F. Kennedy High School in 1966 but now is used mostly as a recreation center. Since it’s undergoing renovations, some council members thought it would be a good time to rename the building in honor of the current president.

08/10/2014

(The DACA web site of the US Department of Homeland Security.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Many Grown Child Immigrants Still Not Taking Advantage of Revised US Policy

“It’s amazing how a plastic card can really change a lot,” says immigration rights worker Maria Sotomayor, recalling her own victory in obtaining a driver’s license.

08/07/2014

The Kennedy half dollar. (Credit: Community College of Philadelphia)

US Mint Issues Gold Edition Of Kennedy Half Dollar

For the 50th anniversary of the JFK half dollar, the U.S. Mint is selling a special Gold edition of the coin.

08/04/2014

(The Nikol H, at anchor in the Delaware River.  Photo by Steven M. Richman, used with permission)

Freighter Anchored in Delaware River Is Virtual Prison Ship For Crew of 20

The ship needs repairs in order to resume its voyage, and its owner is too broke to pay. The crew is confined to the ship, and there’s no sign that they’ll be able to leave anytime soon.

08/01/2014

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