Paul Kurtz

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

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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

(Officials turn shovelsful of dirt in a trough for a ceremonial groundbreaking of the new facility.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

CHOP Partners With City Officials For ‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ Project

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Nutter Administration are partnering to build a multipurpose facility in South Philadelphia.

09/19/2014

(Kitsie O'Neil visits O'Doodles toy store with her son, Jasper.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

End Of An Era For Beloved Toy Store In Chestnut Hill

These are the final days of a landmark toy store in Chestnut Hill. O’Doodles will close its doors at the end of the month.

09/15/2014

(The main screen of the "Stop It" app.  Image provided)

New Smartphone App Gives Kids ‘Keyboard Courage’ Against Cyberbullies

Haddonfield High School has purchased the “Stop It” app and made it available to all students as of today.

09/11/2014

Chase Utley receives the Jamie Moyer Legends Award. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Chase Utley Honored By Moyer Foundation

Phillies star Chase Utley and his wife, Jen, have been honored with the Jamie Moyer Legends Award for their work off the field.

09/11/2014

(Elementary school students hold signs while standing in Girard Avenue, outside the school.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Charter School Orchestrates Street Protest Over Disputed Growth

The SRC says the school doubled its student population without permission. Walter Palmer, founder of the school, says the SRC is trying to strangle his school by withholding additional funds.

09/09/2014

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Merck’s New Drug Seen As Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment

The drug — a new form of immunotherapy — is called Keytruda. And it’s being called a gamechanger in the field of cancer treatment.

09/05/2014

(Detail of the carousel on Casino Pier, in Seaside Heights.  Photo provided by Casino Pier, used with permisssion)

Seaside Heights Carousel To Remain in Shore Community

Seaside Heights town administrator Chris Vaz says it’s a win-win for both sides, enabling Casino Pier to expand its operation and the borough to take possession of the iconic merry-go-round that has entertained vacationers since the 1930s.

09/04/2014

Roxborough Eagles Keystone State League rep Jerry Bartholomew displays the new, safer helmet (left) next to the older model (right). (CreditL Paul Kurtz)

Youth Football Teams Turning To Safer Helmets, Techniques

Coaches and league officials are emphasizing attempting to take further steps to prevent head injuries.

09/04/2014

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