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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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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

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

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

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