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SEPTA’s Secane Station Among Long-Delayed Improvement Projects Now Getting Underway

SEPTA is on a roll to replace some of its aging infrastructure with resources provided by the Commonwealth’s new transportation funding bill, which just took effect.

01/25/2014

EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe
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Philadelphia Stepping Forward In “Green” Movement

Philadelphia is taking another step toward being in the forefront of the “sustainability” movement by using a $5-million EPA grant for its “Green City, Clean Waters” plan.

01/25/2014

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SEPTA Says It, Too, Was Shorthanded In Wake of 13” Snowstorm

As retail outlets, restaurants, and other places of business found themselves working with skeleton crews on Wednesday, SEPTA says it did, too.

01/24/2014

(Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri describes efforts to find a place for all that snow.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philly Streets Commissioner Says Center City Snow Must Be Carted Far Afield

According to city officials, crews are “lifting” it.

01/22/2014

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Liberty Bell Tapped As Part Of MLK Day National Observance

The Liberty Bell Center provided the backdrop in the annual “National Bell Ringing Ceremony” to mark MLK Day.

01/20/2014

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Women’s Center Offers Counseling On Gender-Specific Issues

Inside the Veterans Multi-Service Center on North Fourth Street, in the shadow of the Ben Franklin Bridge, a room has been set aside specifically for women, for the first time.

01/18/2014

(A Philadelphia PD civil affairs officer, wearing red armband, guides Gov. Corbett's entourage away from nearby protesters and police.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

School Protesters Chase Gov. Corbett From Olney To Center City

Outside the Bellevue, at Broad and Walnut, protesters shouted, “Shame, shame!” at the governor.

01/17/2014

(The Four Seasons hotel at 18th and the Parkway.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Upscale Logan Circle Hotel Looking For A New Brand Name

What will happen to the current Four Seasons location, at 18th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, when the hotel moves to its new location atop the Comcast Tech Center in 2017?

01/16/2014

(An artist's rendering shows how the new Comcast tower, a block west of its current headquarters, would look when viewed from the steps of the art museum.  Image provided by Comcast Corp.)

Comcast Announces Plans To Build Philadelphia’s Tallest Skyscraper

Comcast has announced plans to build a new tower in Philadelphia with a hefty price tag: $1.2 billion.

01/15/2014

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Philadelphia DA May Appeal Commutation of Cop Killer’s Death Sentence

Edward Bracey was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Danny Boyle in 1991.

01/14/2014

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

Judge May Hear Competing Auction Scenarios In Battle Over Philadelphia’s Newspapers

Bill Ross, executive director of the Newspaper Guild, which represents newsroom workers, says the “company appears to be gridlocked.”

01/13/2014

L Pete Hoskins and R Stephen pastor. In West Laurel Hill Cemetery
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Bitter Winter Blast Not Impacting Burial Services In The Area

Local cemeteries can’t control nature, during these freeze thaw cycles, but unlike some areas to our north which suspend burials until the spring thaw, the mourning process is not delayed.

01/11/2014

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Bank Underwrites Free Admissions To African-American Museum on MLK Day

Citizens Bank CEO Daniel Fitzpatrick said the bank’s charitable foundation is donating $25,000 to underwrite the museum’s costs on January 20th, to offer free admission and cultural activities to more than 3,000 expected visitors.

01/09/2014

Beans roasting in Brooklyn (credit: Shaun Behrent/Joe Coffee)

Joe Coffee Is Philadelphia’s Newest Specialty Coffee Shop

One of Philadelphia’s newer specialty coffee shops gets its beans directly from growers.

01/09/2014

(Msgr. William Lynn leaves his bail hearing at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia.  Lynn lost about 70 pounds during his 18 months in an upstate prison.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Msgr. William Lynn Begins Confinement at a Lawncrest Parish House

Lynn was greeted warmly by those friends and relatives before the hearing, which lasted just a few moments before Judge Teresa Sarmina, who reminded him that if he violated any condition of his release, back to prison he would go.

01/06/2014

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