Pat Loeb

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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

(US Rep. Bob Brady speaks with reporters about the federal grant to Septa.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

$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

(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

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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

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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

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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

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