Paul Kurtz

(Geno Vento stands alongside the new plaque dedicated to fallen Philadelphia police and firefighters.  The center of the plaque shows a picture of Joey Vento, Geno's later father.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

New Memorial at South Philly Cheesesteak Shop Honoring Fallen Heroes

Geno Vento paid several thousand dollars for the monument he’s erected on the front of his famed cheesesteak shop.

10/30/2014

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Honors in Delco For Another Powerhouse Little League Team

Delaware County Council today honored a team of eight-year-old Little Leaguers who stormed their way to victory in tournament play this summer.

10/29/2014

(A foreclosed home.  File photo by Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Attorneys’ Group Warns Homeowners of Pitfalls of ‘Tangled Titles’

When a problem such as chronic illness or unemployment leaves the resident with an inability to pay taxes for a time, the trouble may compound.

10/23/2014

(Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Students Spend Time With Elderly In South Jersey

A group of prep school students provided some companionship to residents of a Cherry Hill senior assisted living facility.

10/23/2014

(Investigators process the accident scene where a female pedestrian was killed.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Police ID Woman Killed In Bucks County Accident

Investigators say a woman had parked her car in the Woodbourne Station parking lot at about 6:40am and was walking to the platform when she was hit.

10/21/2014

(THE WINNING TEAM: Earl Johnson, Jacob McAnn, Sarah McAnn and Danny Santos.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In Delco, Students Design a Winning Anti-Bullying App

Earl Johnson (at left in photo) is one of four Penn Wood students who helped developed the winning app, called “Fear No Bully.”

10/17/2014

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Delco Officials Add Viral Epidemics To Their ‘Safe Schools’ Agenda

County district attorney Jack Whelan says these deadly illnesses weren’t on the radar when county officials began planning this year’s summit.

10/15/2014

File Photo (Credit: PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Long-Standing Starbucks Tattoo Policy May Be On Way Out

Starbucks is reconsidering its policy that requires workers with tattoos to cover up.

10/10/2014

An artist rendering of the construction on Venice Island, ready to be showed off on Tuesday, October 2014. (Image provided by the Manayunk Development Corporation.)

Ready To Cut The Ribbon On Venice Island Storm Water Project And Recreation Facility

Still ahead, a project to alleviate chronic flooding that accompanies severe storms. For now, project organizers are just hoping to see a healthy spillover of Venice visitors to Main Street.

10/07/2014

(credit: Paul Kurtz)

Tredyffrin Township Faces Legal Action Over Sewage Spills In Valley Forge Park

Two citizens groups say they’re ready to take Tredyffrin Township to court over a series of raw sewage spills in Valley Forge National Historical Park.

10/02/2014

(credit: Phila. DA's office)

Five Dozen More Convictions Tied To Corrupt Phila. Cop Are Overturned

Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper has dismissed 59 more cases related to investigations by officer Jeffrey Walker, the former narcotics officer who pleaded guilty to corruption and related crimes.

09/26/2014

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Local Expert Believes Golf May Be Running Its Course

The recent closing of Meadowbrook Golf Club in Chester County is just the latest blow to a sport that has been shrinking at an alarming rate.

09/25/2014

(Pa. gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf chats with supporters in The 'A' Lounge, in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Tom Wolf Visits Philadelphia to Rally Hispanic Vote in Pa. Governor Race

Wolf’s visit to a popular lounge in Hunting Park was billed as a “Latinos for Wolf” kickoff rally, and it coincided with National Voter Registration Day.

09/23/2014

File photo of Gene Mauch, manager of the 1964 Phillies. Mauch seen here as manager of the California Angels in 1986.  (Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Phillies Fan Documenting 1964 Season Collapse On Twitter

Philly native Pat Yeardly has dug into a massive trove of information he’d collected for a long-abandoned book project about that star-crossed Phillies squad and transferred it to Twitter.

09/21/2014

(California Chrome takes a turn around the track at Parx, in Bensalem.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Kentucy Derby Winner ‘California Chrome’ Warms Up For Pennsylvania Race

“This horse has no wasted motion,” co-owner Steve Coburn says proudly. The Kentucky Derby winner will run in Saturday’s Pennsylvania Derby, in Bensalem.

09/19/2014

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