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A Hobby Lobby store is seen on June 30, 2014 in Plantation, Florida. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

How Hobby Lobby Ruling Could Impact Catholic Nonprofits

The nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization says the ruling may provide the tipping point in “rethinking the Affordable Care Act.”

07/01/2014

A Hobby Lobby store is seen on June 30, 2014 in Plantation, Florida. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Local Groups React To Supreme Court Ruling In Hobby Lobby Case

Groups on both sides of the issue were speaking out Monday after the Supreme Court ruled that Christian owners of closely held companies do not have to comply with the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

06/30/2014

(Councilman Bobby Henon grabs some sports gear at a distribution point set up in Northern Liberties.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

City’s ‘Philly Play’ Summer Sports Program Gets Underway

The program, started last year by Councilman Bobby Henon, is being expanded to ten targeted recreation centers, one in each councilmanic district.

06/25/2014

(credit: Steve Tawa)

Senior Citizens Create Mosaic Tile Mural In Jenkintown

Murals are a big part of the landscape in Philadelphia, often involving young people – but in Jenkintown, some older folks did the creating at the Abington Art Center.

06/25/2014

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Presidential Board Begins Hearing Septa Regional Rails’ Labor Dispute

After four years of stalled contract negotiations, the clock is ticking again, but the next inflection point may be a month from now.

06/23/2014

(Former Septa bus driver Greg Mielke was reunited with one of his former buses as Septa celebrated its 50th anniversary.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Septa Trots Out Its Old Look To Mark Its 50th Anniversary

Septa worker Greg Mielke checked out bus #6569, an eight-cylinder bus from 1974, which he used to drive.

06/19/2014

(Gerry Lenfest, on the day he and Lewis Katz bought out former partner George Norcross in a closed auction.  Photo by CBS-3)

Lenfest Now Sole Owner of Philadelphia’s Two Daily Newspapers

Lenfest says he respects Drew Katz’s decision to sell the Katz family interest in the company just 18 days after the sudden loss of his father, Lewis.

06/18/2014

(L-R: Nutter, Cera, Greenberger)
(credit: Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter Meets With Local Tech Companies And Entrepreneurs

City officials and the young companies they checked out agree that Philadelphia has emerged as a ‘start-up hub.’

06/15/2014

(File photo: Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Watching Septa Rail Strike Situation Hopefully

The mayor has no direct role in the labor dispute, but he says his people are monitoring developments.

06/13/2014

Taxi cabs lined up outside 30th Street Station. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

PPA Takes Stab At Uber With New Smartphone Payment Technology

The mobile app enables you to pay for taxi rides with a tap of your smartphone. The PPA and the vendor, VeriFone Systems, the maker of Way2Ride, also are working on the technology and logistics of using the app to hail a cab.

06/13/2014

(New regulations for security cameras and for wheelchair accessibility in Philadelphia taxicabs were approved by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

45 New Philadelphia Taxi Medallions OK’d For Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs

The Philadelphia Parking Authority also approved new rules requiring two security cameras in every taxicab.

06/12/2014

(The current headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, in the former Strawbridge & Clothier building, near 9th and Market Streets in center city.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Son of Lewis Katz Says He’s Selling His Share of Newspapers to Gerry Lenfest

The newsrooms inside the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News continue to reverberate with yet new revelations about upheaval in the ownership of the media company.

06/11/2014

(credit: Bensalem Township Police Department)

Bensalem Cop Stabbed, Police Vehicle Stolen

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. near Bristol Pike and Woodhaven Road.

06/10/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Gov. Christie Visits Camden Schools, Touting Education Reform

Standing in the Camden High School gym, surrounded by banners that showcased the school’s athletic achievements, the governor announced the state’s formal partnership with the Center for Family Services’ “Promise Neighborhoods” program.

06/09/2014

Capital Bikeshare in Washington, DC

Innovative Plans Underway For Philadelphia Bike Share

A bill authorizing the delivery of a bicycle sharing system has moved favorably out of committee to the full Council for a spring of 2015 launch with 60-stations and 600-bikes.

06/09/2014

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