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(One man tries a kick outside the Comcast Center, at 17th and JFK Boulevard in center city.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In Center City, Comcast Kicks Up Interest in World Cup Soccer

Philadelphia’s bustling soccer community includes a growing number of World Cup fans.

06/11/2014

(A solar large flare erupts off the Sun on June 7, 2011.  File photo by NASA/ Solar Dynamics Observatory via Getty Images)

Little Earthbound Disruption Expected From Massive Solar Storms

On a scale of one to ten, these flares shooting off a group of sunspots are around a two. Nothing to panic about.

06/10/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Submits Proposal To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Proposals had to be submitted by Saturday for those cities in the United States who wanted to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Philadelphia’s plan is one of those in the running.

06/07/2014

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Philadelphia Submits Proposal To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has officially announced that the city has submitted it’s proposal to the Democratic National Committee to host the 2016 National Convention.

06/06/2014

(A poster in the Pattison Avenue station of the Broad Street subway announces resumption of late-night weekend service, starting this month.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Septa to Revive After-Midnight Weekend Subway Service During Summer

Septa has decided to bring back 24-hour weekend service on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines.

06/03/2014

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41 Charged With Multi-Million Dollar Insurance Fraud Scam

A Philadelphia Police officer and the son of a reputed mob boss are among 41 people caught up in an alleged insurance fraud operation run out of a South Philadelphia auto body shop.

05/28/2014

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Howard Eskin, 5 Others Set To Join Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

On Tuesday night, the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will induct six new members, including radio and TV sportscaster Howard Eskin.

05/27/2014

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Former PR Director For Phillies Pens Book About His 5 Decades Working For The Team

Former Phillies PR director Larry Shenk has been busy writing a book about his five decades working for the team.

05/17/2014

Billie Jean King greets Little Flower High School tennis players in Hunting Park. (credit: Paul Kurtz/KYW)

Billie Jean King Helps Celebrate Opening Of Refurbished Hunting Park Tennis Courts

The courts are now getting a regular workout from neighbors including Little Flower High School, which formed its first tennis team, much to the delight of King. She owes her career to public tennis courts.

05/15/2014

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76ers Seeking Team’s Luckiest Fan To Boost NBA Draft Lottery Mojo

The question is, who will that fan be?

05/13/2014

LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 20: Marcus Smith #91 of the Louisville Cardinals sacks B.J. Daniels #7 of the South Florida Bulls during the game at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville won 27-25. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Most Philadelphia Fans Nonplussed By Eagles’ NFL Draft Pick

But now that the initial shock has worn off, some fans seem willing to wait and see how linebacker Marcus Smith pans out.

05/09/2014

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In Federal Court (No Kidding): Skee-Ball vs. Brewskee-Ball

It seems that everyone has played Skee-Ball, invented in 1909, at one time or another.

05/08/2014

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17th Annual ‘Home Runs For Heart’ Fundraiser Event Takes Swing At Heart Disease, Stroke

The two-day home run derby was born out of the sudden death of Hall of Fame outfielder and broadcaster Richie Ashburn.

05/07/2014

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Central High School Class Of 1944 Celebrates 70th Reunion

They’ve been getting together every single year since 1945 to catch up with one another and remember the good old days.

05/02/2014

(Citizenship applicants take the oath at a ceremony in the auditorium of Northeast Philadelphia High School.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Dozens Take Oath of US Citizenship in Northeast Philadelphia Ceremony

If America is a melting pot, the auditorium inside Northeast High School was a cauldron: the roll call of countries numbered nearly 50.

04/30/2014

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