Pat Loeb

(Councilwoman Cindy Bass listens as Marion Young of Art-Reach describes the new discounted admission program for Pennsylvania residents receiving state benefits.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Seventeen Local Museums Offering $2 Admissions to Pa. Benefits Recipients

The hope is to open the arts to those who may never have been able to afford it before.

09/23/2014

(Passengers board a Septa train at the Wynnewood station during a blizzard in February 2014.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Federal Government Awards SEPTA $86 Million For Storm Hardening

The largest of the seven projects, costing $32 million, is to shore up the cabling that powers SEPTA’s entire Regional Rail system.

09/22/2014

Release provided by the US Attorney's office. (Photo credit: CBS)

Federal Authorities Charge Man In Philadelphia Area Theft Ring

Federal authorities have charged a man with being part of a theft ring that preyed on people who left wallets and purses in their cars at parks, gyms and ball fields all over the Philadelphia area.

09/20/2014

(An actor portraying George Washington mingles with invited guests in the National Liberty Museum's new "welcome gallery."  Photo by Pat Loeb)

National Liberty Museum, in Old City, Goes More Multimedia

The quirky little museum near Independence Mall hopes to attract more visitors with a free, interactive “Welcome Gallery” that opens to the public today.

09/19/2014

File Photo of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. (Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Joins Prosecutors Nationwide To Combat Gun Violence

The group is called Prosecutors Against Gun Violence and they’ve planned a summit in Atlanta next month.

09/17/2014

(Credit: Historical Society of Pennsylvania)

It’s National Constitution Day…But Do You Know How Your Government Works?

Today is the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia — but a new survey finds Americans know surprising little about the document.

09/17/2014

(Photo of the alleged incident provided by ACLU)

ACLU Presses Photo-Blocking Case Against Philadelphia Cops

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed its fifth lawsuit against the Philadelphia police department related to police interfering with civilians trying to photograph arrests.

09/17/2014

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, at 34th and Spruce Streets, in West Philadelphia.  (credit: Pat Loeb)

Children’s Hospital Confirms Four ‘Enterovirus D68′ Cases Found Here

The virus causes fever, body aches, coughing, sneezing, and difficulty breathing, especially in children with asthma.

09/16/2014

Artist rendering of the Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Willow Grove’s Aviation Museum To Be Transformed Into Major Attraction

A huge expansion is planned for the aviation museum at the old Willow Grove Naval Air Station, one that sponsors say would turn it into a major attraction for the region, drawing a million visitors a year.

09/15/2014

(credit: Philadelphia Housing Authority)

Queen Lane High-Rise Imploded To Make Way For More Modern Public Housing

The hulking, high-rise public housing that had been sitting vacant on a Germantown street for three years is now gone. Officials imploded the Queen Lane Apartments Saturday morning.

09/13/2014

(David Lynch stands at the foot of the main staircase in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Famed Movie Director David Lynch Visits His Former Philadelphia Art School

“I always say, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is my biggest influence,” Lynch noted as he visited his alma mater, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

09/10/2014

A small but enthusiastic crowd came out to Love Park to support the coalition, called "All, Above All," campaigning to repeal the 30-year-old Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for abortions. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Abortion Rights Campaign Makes A Stop In Philadelphia

Abortion rights groups rallied in Love Park Tuesday afternoon to demand federal funding for abortions.

09/09/2014

Dilworth Park (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Dilworth Park Honors Man Who Transformed Philadelphia Politics

Dilworth Park is dedicated to former Phialdelphia Mayor Richardson Dilworth.

09/07/2014

(credit: Steve Patterson)

Brand New 10K Run In Philadelphia Draws Sell Out Crowd

3,000 runners took to the streets Saturday for the first-ever “Philly 10K” — and the unusual course was an instant hint.

09/06/2014

(HUD secretary Julian Castro, back to camera, and Mayor Nutter, examine a child's drawing done on a tablet computer.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

HUD Secretary Visits West Philly To Inspect Anti-Poverty Efforts Here

Julian Castro greeted children at the Montgomery Early Learning Center to get a firsthand look at West Philadelphia’s federally designated “promise zone.”

09/05/2014

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