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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

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

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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

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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

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