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Rally Kicks Off Contract Talks Between Phila. Building Owners And Union Workers

The two sides are coming to the end of a four year deal that included a signing bonus, a salary increase of 6.7 percent and improved health benefits.

09/03/2015

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Focus On SW Philly Neighborhood In ‘No More Fire Deaths’ Campaign

Small teams of Fire Department and Red Cross volunteers fanned out in Kingsessing, knocking on doors and offering residents free lithium powered smoke detectors.

09/01/2015

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Discrimination Allegations Surface Against Group Planning To Build Casino In South Philly

The group that intends to build a hotel and casino in South Philadelphia gave an overview of its master plan to the city Planning Commission on Tuesday. But those plans were met with claims of racial discrimination.

08/18/2015

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Local Staging Expert Prepares For Visit Of Pope Francis

A pair of companies based in Delaware have the monumental task of providing the staging for Pope Francis’ appearances in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. next month.

08/11/2015

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NJ Men Sentenced For Roles In Drug Ring That Spanned Across Continent

Two South Jersey men have been sentenced to ten year prison terms for their roles in a drug ring that relied on the US mail and FedEx.

07/31/2015

Carli Lloyd addresses hundreds of young summer campers at Blue Barn Rec Center in Evesham, NJ. (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Carli Lloyd Gets Hero’s Welcome As She Returns To Her Old Training Ground In South Jersey

U.S. Women’s soccer star Carli Lloyd’s whirlwind victory tour stopped at the Blue Barn Recreation Center in Evesham, New Jersey on Wednesday.

07/22/2015

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Cradles For Crayons Receives Large Donation For School Supplies For Children In Need

Citizens Bank donated $50-thousand to help provide essential items to impoverished children ahead of Cradles for Crayons’ big back-to-school initiative.

07/21/2015

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Technology Takes Center Stage At Girl’s Summer Camp In Philly

Small groups of girls, ages 11-15, practiced the pitch they’ll make for the apps they’ve been working on.

07/19/2015

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Philadelphia Zoo’s Intermodal Transportation Center Picks Up National Award

The International Parking Institute selected an independent panel of judges to select the Philadelphia Zoo as one seven winners of its 2015 Awards of Excellence.

07/12/2015

New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaks to supporters at Livingston High School, in Livingston, NJ, on the day he launched his White House campaign.  Photo by Kena Betancur/ AFP/ Getty Images

Christie’s Presidential Announcement Draws a Jersey Ho-Hum

Chris Christie made it official today, confirming what most people had assumed for months: he’s running for the GOP nomination for president of the United States.

06/30/2015

(US Sen. Bob Casey, at 30th Street Station, says Congress increase funding for Amtrak.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Sen. Casey Presses For Expanded Funding For Amtrak

At a press conference at 30th Street Station, Casey said last month’s train disaster in Philadelphia underscored the need to make sure Amtrak has the proper funding to improve safety and infrastructure.

06/26/2015

NJ governor Chris Christie, at a press conference following his state budget actions.  Image from State of NJ television

Area Politicians Weigh In on US Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

Following today’s decision by the US Supreme Court overturning several states’ bans on gay marriage, political figures across the country were staking out various positions on the issue.

06/26/2015

(Jymm Mitchell poses with his pair of photos that are being turned into a "Showing Face" billboard.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Billboard Project Teams Up Older and Younger LGBT Philadelphians

The yearlong collaboration between members of the Attic Youth Center and seniors from the LGBT-oriented John C. Anderson Apartments produced a series of photos that focus on faces, with eyes open and closed.

06/24/2015

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‘Marvel Experience,’ A Portable Theme Park, Sets Up at South Philly Ballpark

The “Marvel Experience” opens on Wednseday. It’s a mobile theme park that packs a punch.

06/23/2015

(Gov. Christie addresses the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference, meeting today in Philadelphia.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Gov. Christie, in Philadelphia, Turns Up Rhetoric Ahead of Expected Campaign Announcement

New Jersey governor Chris Christie spoke at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference, unleashing some verbal broadsides at the Obama administration.

06/19/2015

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