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Kelvyn Anderson and Katy Anderson (right) watch the sign language interpreter in
the City Council Caucus Room. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Robbery Prompts City Council To Raise Awareness For Hearing Disabled

Philadelphia City Council is working to raise awareness about the barriers deaf and hard-of-hearing folks confront in their daily lives.

02/02/2014

(credit: photographer Edward Savaria  Maintenance Staff Member Jack Martin)

Local School Sends A Special Message To Pope Francis

Philadelphia’s only Jesuit elementary school has put out the welcome mat for the Pope, if he visits for the World Meeting of Families – a big Catholic event – to be held in Philadelphia in September, 2015.

01/31/2014

(Protesters took advantage of the former Boyd Theatre's massive marquee on a snowy December day to stage their demonstration opposing the historic site's demolition.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

No Action Taken After Hours of Testimony on Preservation of Center City Movie Palace

A committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission heard four hours of testimony but ran out of time before deciding whether to make an advisory, non-binding recommendation to the full commission.

01/28/2014

(credit: Pew Charitable Trusts)

Millennials Coming To Philadelphia, But Not Staying For Long

There’s good and bad news about ‘Millennials’ in Philadelphia. They’re moving here and they like the town, but they apparently don’t want to stay.

01/26/2014

(credit: Steve Tawa)

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
(credit: Steve Tawa)

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

file photo (credit: by pyareprasath)

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

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

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

(credit: Steve Tawa)

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

(File photo: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

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

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