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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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NJ High School Students Explore Center City For Final Calculus Exam

A group of about 50 students from Seneca High School in Tabernacle, New Jersey were all smiles while taking their final calculus exam.

06/08/2014

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American Humane Association Conducts Emergency Preparedness Clinic—For Pets

The American Humane Association rolled into South Philadelphia this week, parking a new 50-foot rescue vehicle outside Banfield Pet Hospital on Oregon Avenue, for an emergency preparedness clinic, for pets.

06/07/2014

(Gov. Chris Christie speaks outside Camden City Hall as a new class of police academy graduates prepares to join the county-run force.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Gov. Christie Visits Camden To Celebrate Remade Police Department

The governor noted it’s been 13 months since the city and county took a bold step to, in his words, “repair and expand a broken system of law enforcement in a city that deserves better.”

06/03/2014

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Temple U. Memorial Service For Lew Katz Set For Wednesday

Temple University’s memorial service will be Wednesday at 11am in the school’s Performing Arts Center (formerly known as the Baptist Temple), on North Broad Street.

06/02/2014

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Plaque Dedicated To Fallen Deputy Sheriff Who Died Trying To Stop A Robbery

Roy Fortson, Jr. was the first Philadelphia Deputy Sheriff to be killed in the line-of-duty, since the office was founded in 1750.

06/01/2014

Race organizers and riders at Winnie's Le Bus on the race route

Men, Women Riders On Equal Ground At Philly Cycling Classic

It’s different from years’ past, but once again the Philly Cycling Classic focuses equally on men’s and women’s teams, with equal prize money and separate races.

05/31/2014

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Lenfest-Katz Group Wins Ownership Auction For Philadelphia Newspapers

A faction of co-owners led by Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest agreed to pay $88 million for control of the parent company that owns the Philadelphia “Inquirer” and “Daily News.”

05/27/2014

Students from Boston's Murphy School belt out God Bless America at the National Constitution Center (credit: Steve Tawa)

Students Commemorate Memorial Day Singing Karaoke At National Constitution Center

Memorial Day programming at the National Constitution Center included an opportunity for some patriotic karaoke — and a group of grade school students turned out to be “Boston Strong.”

05/26/2014

PA Governor Tom Corbett. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Money Talks In The PA Race For Governor

While incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett is sitting on a pile of cash and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf’s campaign fund account is depleted, strategists expect both will have the financial backing they need to compete in November.

05/26/2014

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After Bruising Primary, Pa. Democrats Gather In South Philly For Show of Unity

The so-called “Unity Breakfast,” hosted US congressman Bob Brady, was a private affair in the back of the Oregon Diner.

05/23/2014

John Dougherty (credit: Steve Tawa)

John Dougherty And Local 98 Have Strong Influence On Primary Elections

Looking at Tuesday’s election results, Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continued with a high batting average, by pouring money and manpower into selected political races.

05/22/2014

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Auction To Determine Sole Owner of Philadelphia Inquirer Set For Next Week

The bidding will start at $77 million. That’s the minimum figure the three-person faction led by George Norcross and his rivals, Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest have pledged.

05/19/2014

photo provided by the Garvey family

Family Of Former Monsignor Wants To Prevent Archdiocese From Selling His Portrait

One of the five portraits taken off Seminary walls and sent to Christie’s auctions to be put on the block to be sold is that of Monsignor Patrick Garvey, painted by the famous Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins in 1902.

05/15/2014

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