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Area Man Draws Life Sentence For Sex Trafficking 3 Women, One A Minor

Two of the three women who were victimized by Christian Dior Womack submitted impact statements to US District Court in Philadelphia, each saying they were still haunted by horrible memories and will never be the same.

12/18/2014

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PHA Breaks Ground On New Low-Income Housing Complex

Philadelphia Housing Authority officials have broken ground on a low-rise affordable housing complex in Germantown.

12/18/2014

(Bill Gates speaks with students at a North Philadelphia high school via video link.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates Skypes With Students at a North Phila. High School

The Microsoft Corporation founder fielded questions from eight schools around the country, one question from each school.

12/10/2014

(Dress rehearsal of "The Nutcracker," at the Academy of Music.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Pa. Ballet Gives Free Dress-Rehearsal Peek at ‘Nutcracker’ to 1,200 Philadelphia Students

Each year, the Pennsylvania Ballet gives students from kindergarten through eighth grade — many of whom come from low income communities — a chance to witness the wonders of the stage and this holiday classic.

12/05/2014

"The Crowler" is the brainchild of Colorado brewery Oscar Blues. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

New Twist On Take-Out Beer Available At Some Local Taverns

Growlers are popular among craft beer lovers, but did you ever hear of crowlers?

12/05/2014

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Tredyffrin Twp. Agrees to Costly Settlement in Valley Forge Water Pollution Case

The township has agreed to pay a $110,000 fine and replace the pipeline that ruptured twice last winter in Valley Forge National Park. Twenty-one million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Valley Creek.

12/04/2014

(Franklin Institute chief astronomer Derrick Pitts.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Local Astronomer Helps Understand The Star Of Bethlehem

The star of Bethlehem remains a mystery to many, but astronomers have built a theory.

12/04/2014

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North Philadelphia Schoolkids March Against Neighborhood Gun Violence

For two months, the De Burgos Elementary School, at 4th and Lehigh, has been plagued by a series of lockdowns stemming from neighborhood shootings.

11/25/2014

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The World’s Smallest Therapy Dog Visits Nursing Home In Bucks County

At two and a half pounds and five inches tall it would be hard for any dog not to be adorable, but this cuddly brown Yorkie named Lucy is also talented.

11/22/2014

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Car Sharing Now Has Money Making Twist In Philadelphia

A San Francisco-based company that’s combined car sharing with car renting has opened a branch near Philadelphia International Airport.

11/21/2014

(The police car operated by Officer Mark Kimsey burst into flames shortly after he was extracted from the vehicle by passersby.)

Philadelphia Replacing Older Police Cars as Accident Probe Continues

Administration spokesman Mark McDonald says the decision was made to recall nearly 300 Chevrolet Impalas after a car fire on November 8th nearly cost an officer his life.

11/19/2014

(Drexel University culinary student Alli Zeitz prepares a salad using unsellable produce donated by a West Philadelphia ShopRite store.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

A Local Pilot Program Shows How Repurposed Food Can Help The Needy

Drexel University is attempting to spread an innovative food recovery program to all parts of the nation.

11/14/2014

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Philadelphia High Schooler Who Overcame Tough Circumstances Honored

A high school senior who overcame an overwhelmingly rough home life has been honored by the Philadelphia Education Fund.

11/14/2014

(President of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Daniel McElhatton speaks outside City Hall.  Behind him is an "energy guzzling refrigerator" character provided by Peco.  Photo  by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Marks ‘Recycling Day’ With Thanks, and Reminders

Streets commissioner David Perri says 2013 was a record-setting year for our city, which was among the first to institute a recycling program.

11/13/2014

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