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Temple Symposium To Look At Surprising Role Music Played On Underground Railroad

Some of the spirituals still sung in churches today were actually coded messages

10/12/2014

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Blue Cross Helping Customers Understand Health Insurance

The region’s largest insurer has hired a company to explain benefits to its customers.

10/12/2014

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Winner of Next Philadelphia Liberty Medal Also Wins Nobel Peace Prize

In 2012, Yousafzai was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan for daring to pursue her education.

10/10/2014

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Convention Center’s New Union Agreement Gets Critical Test This Week

The meeting is a rare and important second visit, which means planners will be able to compare costs before and after the customer satisfaction agreement signed in May, which simplifies work rules.

10/08/2014

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Pa. Senate Looks At Registering Healthcare Navigators

The Pennsylvania Senate is considering a bill that would impose a new layer of regulations on the federally-certified counselors.

10/05/2014

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Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Quarantined Over Ebola, is U. of P. Alumna and Consultant

Snyderman is an alumna of Penn’s School of Medicine, and holds an appointment as a “clinical associate” of otorhinolaryngology there.

10/03/2014

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Project HOME Hosts Annual HOME Spun Resale Boutique Fashion Show In Fairmount

Paris fashion week may have just ended, but Philadelphia’s Project HOME showed off its own high style collection Thursday outside of its Homespun Boutique in Fairmount.

10/02/2014

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Pa. Jobs Web Site Gets Purged After Drawing Spotlight in Corbett-Wolf Debate

The “Job Gateway” site pulls in listings from all over, including Craigslist, so ads for escorts and exotic dancers were among the 200,000 jobs that Gov. Corbett boasted of during the debate.

10/02/2014

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Advocates Warn Local Immigrants To Beware Of Notario Fraud

Immigration advocates are warning about a new tactic being used by con men who prey on people seeking citizenship.

10/02/2014

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Frontier Air Marks Return to PHL With One-Day, Bargain-Basement Fares

The Florida fares are available today only, and only for select dates, so you’d have to be flexible about scheduling.

09/30/2014

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Philadelphians Invited to Take a New Knight Foundation Challenge

Philadelphians are once again being invited to submit their most creative ideas for a chance to get them funded by the Knight Foundation. But the competition will be a bit tougher for local artists this year.

09/29/2014

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$87 Million For SEPTA Will Help Deal With Global Warming — For Now

Local congressmen joined Septa officials at the Sharon Hill station of the Route 102 trolley, where, an average of 12 times a year, flooding renders the tracks impassable.

09/26/2014

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Westward, Ho! Penn’s Homeownership Incentive Boundaries On The Move

The University of Pennsylvania is expanding the borders of its homeownership incentive program.

09/26/2014

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A Report On Homeless Students Shows New Jersey With A Sharp Increase

Education Department spokesman David Saenz stressed the state used a new reporting method that accounted for some of the increase, but said some could be attributed to Superstorm Sandy.

09/25/2014

(Rodney Muhammad, vice president of the Philadelphia branch of the NAACP, speaks at City Hall.  Listening is city councilman Curtis Jones.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

NAACP Philadelphia Chapter Urges Wider Participation in Coming Elections

“We have roughly 40 days before one of the most important elections in the state will take place,” said NAACP local vice president Rodney Muhammad.

09/25/2014

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