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New Law Aims To Reduce Number Of Fatal Drug Overdoses In Pennsylvania

A law aimed at reducing drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania takes effect today. Police statewide can now administer an antidote to heroin and painkillers.

11/29/2014

Retired Captain Ray Lewis of the Philadelphia Police department holds a sign outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014 during a against protest the death of 18-year-old unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. (Credit: Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Philadelphia Police Captain Joins Ferguson Protestors — Wearing Old Uniform

A retired Philadelphia Police officer is spending the holiday weekend in Ferguson, Missouri.

11/28/2014

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TGI Fridays Sued Over Absent Drink Prices

Some New Jersey customers are not thanking anyone for Fridays. They’ve sued the restaurant chain, claiming it tricked them into buying over-priced drinks.

11/28/2014

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Volunteers In Philadelphia Region Give Thanks By Giving Back

Most people think food when they think Thanksgiving. Some think shopping. But many think volunteering.

11/27/2014

PennDOT's Lou Toaso says crews are ready for whatever mother nature might bring on Thanksgiving Eve. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

PennDOT Says Crews Ready For Snow On Biggest Travel Day Of The Year

Les Toaso, PennDOT’s district executive for Southeastern Pennsylvania, says the department put three-quarters of its trucks on the road to make sure they stay ice free through this travel period.

11/26/2014

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Speculation Of New Philadelphia Charter Schools Has Operators Recruiting Families

Now that the Philadelphia School District has accepted applications for new charter schools, charter operators are revving up the pressure to get new schools approved. Some are already recruiting families for schools that may never exist.

11/24/2014

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Group Proposes Plan To Build Indoor Bike Track For FDR Park In South Philadelphia

The group is called Project 250, for the 250 meter hardwood track that would go inside the proposed velodrome. Detailed plans to be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission, next month, call for a swooping, oval, structure to be built on four acres at the east side of the park, along Broad Street.

11/20/2014

(A press event at the Police Administratio n Building to promote the donation of unneeded cell phones for domestic abuse victims.  Deputy police commissioner Christine Coulter is at lectern.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Police Reminder: Donate Old Cell Phones for Domestic Abuse Victims

Philadelphia police say they get about 100,000 calls each year related to domestic abuse — more than 300 a day.

11/20/2014

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SEPTA’s Automated Fare System Scheduled To Enter Final Testing Phase Next Month

Kiosks for the new Septa Key cards have gone up in several subway and el stations, along with new turnstiles, equipped with red-framed touchless pads; pad-equipped fare boxes have been installed on dozens of buses.

11/19/2014

(The former headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer, at Broad and Callowhill Streets.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Rivals For Philadelphia’s Second Casino License Lick Wounds, Regroup

“Maybe another newspaper? I don’t know. We’ll deal with that next week,” said Bart Blatstein, who had hoped to put a casino in the former Inquirer building on North Broad Street.

11/18/2014

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Phila. School Officials Begin Sifting 40 Applications For New Charter Schools

The avalanche of applications came when the school district ended a seven-year moratorium on new charters, as a condition of receiving funding from a new, $2-a-pack Philadelphia cigarette surtax.

11/18/2014

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Future Of Rail Service In Northeast Corridor Subject Of Public Meeting In Philadelphia

Federal railroad officials will be in Philadelphia this week to outline proposals for the future of service on the Northeast Corridor.

11/17/2014

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New Survey Finds Philadelphia Region Is A Good Place To Buy Your First Home

The Philadelphia region seems to have escaped a disturbing national trend in home sales.

11/16/2014

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Round 2 of Enrollment In Affordable Care Act Gets Underway

The next big push to get every American signed up for health insurance began Saturday.

11/15/2014

(John McBlain speaks as fellow Delaware County Council members David White, left, Mario Civera, partially hidden, and Tom McGarrigle, right, listen.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Delaware County Officials Ask That Second Philadelphia Casino License Not Be Awarded

“Anyone with common sense sees that the gaming industry has changed wholly over this last year,” said councilman John McBlain.

11/14/2014

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