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(credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

“Sounds Of Camden” Exhibition Showcases The Audible Heritage Of The City

Called the ‘Sounds of Camden,’ visitors will be able to check out record players, old-time radios, old-school advertisements, as well as historic RCA Victor recordings.

10/08/2014

The Senior Strut along Boathouse Row. (Credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Scenic Strut Along Boathouse Row Draws 500 Seniors

PCA hopes the Senior Strut might spur older adults to join or form walking groups, because walking increases blood flow to the heart, lungs and brain that can put you in a good mood and lower stress.

10/08/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Tony Romeo)

Nutter Says Teachers’ Contract Was Voided Because SRC Was ‘Out of Options’

“This is not the preferred route, but it is where we are,” Nutter said today.

10/07/2014

(SRC chair Bill Green, left, and schools superintendent William Hite at school district headquarters.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

School Reform Commission Imposes New Terms on Philadelphia Teachers

School Reform Commission chair Bill Green said the SRC is exercising its option to unilaterally modify its labor contract with the PFT.

10/06/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Catholic School on Main Line Packs Thousands of Meals in Mission of Mercy

Sixth through eighth graders at Waldron Mercy Academy converted the school’s gymnasium into an assembly line to package 20,000 meals for the international relief agency “Stop Hunger Now.”

10/03/2014

(An artist's rendering of new construction planned for the 1100 block of Market Street.)

Bold, New Look Unveiled For Philadelphia’s 1100 Block of Market Street

Mayor Nutter says the first phase of the nearly $250-million project, called “East Market,” will transform the entire city block, a four-acre site that fronts on the 1100 block of Market Street: Market to Ludlow, 11th to 12th Streets.

10/02/2014

(Retired USAF colonel Kim Olson, standing at right, is head of "Grace After Fire," an organization dedicated to female military veterans.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Retired USAF Colonel Urges Agencies To See Special Needs of Returning Female Vets

“We women have a really bad habit, ladies, of taking care of everybody else first, and ourselves last,” she said.

10/01/2014

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Abington Township Red Light Camera Warning Period Ends Tomorrow; $100 Fines To Be Issued To Violators

Starting tomorrow, Abington Township’s Red Light Camera warning period expires and fines will be issued if you run red lights at three key intersections.

09/30/2014

(Members of painters' union District Council 711 apply a fresh coat of paint to the Battleship New Jersey, berthed on the Camden waterfront.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

For Area Painters’ Union, Battleship-Sized Job is a Labor of Love

District Council 711 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is donating its services to repaint the historic ship, based in Camden.

09/29/2014

(Tom Kline, attorney for the family of Christina Regusters' young victim, walks with the victim's mother outside the Criminal Justice Center following Regusters' conviction.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Kidnap Victim’s Family Presses Lawsuit Against Philadelphia School District

The family of the little girl who was abducted from her West Philadelphia kindergarten class continues to pursue legal action against the Philadelphia school district.

09/12/2014

Suspect Milton Garcia (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Trial Ordered in Center City Home Invasion and Rape Case

Milton Garcia, a Honduran national charged with raping a woman in her Rittenhouse Square-area apartment this past June, has been ordered held for trial without bail.

09/11/2014

File photo of editors of "The Playwickian" who instituted a ban on use of "Redskins" in the paper. (photo provided)

Neshaminy Student Journalists Being Honored By Pennsylvania ACLU

The Neshaminy High School newspaper editorial board members, who fought to ban the word “Redskins” from the paper, are among the honorees.

09/10/2014

(Gov. Corbett cuts a ribbon in front of a natural gas fueling station on Abbottsford Avenue.  The utilities Aqua America and Philadelphia Gas Works already have some vehicles that operate on compressed natural gas, CNG.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Despite Dearth of Customers, a Natural Gas Fueling Station Opens in Phila.

Gov. Corbett was on hand to cut the ribbon. The Marcellus Shale is a major source of natural gas.

09/09/2014

Commissioner of Prisons Louis Giorla (left) and Juan Bennett with Bleu (right). (credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Inmate Trainers And Their At-Risk Shelter Dogs Get A New Leash On Life In The Philadelphia Prison System

Inmates and their dogs in the “New Leash On Life Program” took part of graduation ceremonies in the Philadelphia Prison System’s Alternative and Special Detention division.

09/08/2014

(Principal Awilda Ortiz, back to camera, encourages faculty members as they begin a walk through the community.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

From a North Philly School, Teachers Head Into Surrounding Community

Principal Awilda Ortiz organized most of the 250 teachers in a community walk to let neighbors know they are fully committed to educating the 1,400 students at the facility.

09/05/2014

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