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(Amtrak's 30th Street Station, with the Cira Centre in the background.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

US House OKs Plan To Rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station

A bipartisan bill to rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station in honor of former US congressman Bill Gray has been approved in the House, and now moves to the US Senate for consideration.

50 mins ago

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey at Green Lane Bridge (credit: Steve Tawa)

Senator Casey Calls On Congress To Provide Long-term Fix For Highway Trust Fund

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey is calling on Congress to avoid the equivalent of a government shut down of federally funded highway projects.

21 hours ago

(Eagles' president Don Smolenski points to new video screens and video "ribbons" that are being rolled out in Lincoln Financial Field.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Eagles Show Off Linc’s New Amenities, Including Expanded Video

“It’s going to be like what you experience at home: these are the highest resolution video boards in the National Football League,” said team president Don Smolenski.

07/25/2014

Ron Blount, president of the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania, at right, testifies.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

All Philadelphia Taxicabs Will Get Security Cameras

“If people know that their face is going to be shown on KYW or CBS, they’re less likely to assault these drivers,” said the president of the Taxi Workers Alliance.

07/24/2014

(A rendering of the expanded Sugarhouse Casino, on Delaware Avenue near Shackamaxon Street.)

SugarHouse Casino Breaks Ground For Poker, More Table Games

Philadelphia’s first casino is spreading its bets, breaking ground on an expansion.

07/22/2014

(The very first Wawa store, in Folsom, Pa., in 1964.  Historic photo provided by Wawa)

Wawa Plans Replacement For Its Original ‘Store #1,’ in Folsom, Pa.

The first Wawa store, which opened for business in 1964, in Delaware County, will be closing to make way for a new one, just up the road.

07/21/2014

(Israel supporters rally outside the Israeli consulate in Philadelphia.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Israel Supporters Rally In Philadelphia As Gaza Conflict Boils Over

Yaron Sideman, the counsul general of Israel in Philadelphia, told the crowd at 19th and JFK Boulevard that Hamas has been indiscrimately firing rockets and missiles into Israel.

07/11/2014

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South Jersey Doctor’s License Lifted Over Narcotics Prescriptions

New Jersey officials have temporarily suspended the medical license of Dr. Adam Gilliss of Merchantville over allegations that he improperly prescribed narcotic painkillers.

07/10/2014

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Philadelphia Is 4th On List Of Cities Where Nobody Wants To Drive

33-percent of Philadelphians don’t own cars. In New York, number one on the list, the percentage of households without a vehicle is nearly 57-percent.

07/10/2014

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Lt. Gov. Cawley Asked To Hold Special Meeting To Discuss Lost DRPA Emails

A Philadelphia union leader is calling on the Delaware River Port Authority to hold an emergency meeting in connection with the apparent loss of e-mails sought in a federal investigation.

07/09/2014

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Pa. State Rep.; A Misunderstanding, Says His Attorney

The Philadelphia district attorney’s office says State Rep. JP Miranda failed to show for his hearing and did not give notice to the court, so it requested a bench warrant for his arrest.

07/08/2014

Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Greek Orthodox Congress Opens In Philadelphia

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is holding its Congress in Philadelphia, during which high-ranking clergy and lay people are discussing the Orthodox-Christian family.

07/08/2014

(Thomas Jefferson reënactor Steve Edenbo chats with visitors at the National Constitution Center, on Independence Mall.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Controversy Erupts Over Punctuation in Declaration of Independence

In the midst of celebrations in Philadelphia, we caught up with “Thomas Jefferson” (Steve Edenbo, in full character) at the National Constitution Center.

07/04/2014

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U.S. Army Band Marches Into Philadelphia This Weekend

The U.S. Army Band returns to Philadelphia Saturday for a free concert.

07/03/2014

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NJ Woman Sues Former Employer Over Rush Hour Anxiety

A Berlin, New Jersey woman is suing Fulton Financial Corporation for firing her after she sought to change her hours at the bank to avoid rush hour traffic.

07/02/2014

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