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Annual Ceremony Honors Fallen Philadelphia Firefighters, Police Officers

The annual memorial service honoring the sacrifice of Philadelphia police and firefighters was held Tuesday in Franklin Square.

05/06/2014

(Amtrak's 30th Street Station, with the Cira Centre in the background.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Amtrak Official Outlines Long-Range Upgrade for 30th Street Station Area

“We call it a precinct plan because it goes beyond the immediate station itself,” an Amtrak official said.

05/02/2014

(Mayor Nutter, at left, shares a group hug and some private inspirational words with 18 students at George Washington High School following their chat about school financing.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter Makes First Stop on Public Schools ‘Listening Tour’

His visit to George Washington High School, on Bustleton Avenue in the Northeast, was the first of four around the district.

04/30/2014

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Mayor Nutter Orders All City Parks To Be Smoke-Free, Immediately

Under the order, smoking is prohibited in more than 125 Philadelphia neighborhood parks, including dozens in the sprawling Fairmount Park system, totalling 11,000 acres of public space.

04/29/2014

(Dr. Barbara Koppel and Dr. Gary Gronseth, seated, at a session of the American Academy of Neurology meeting in Philadelphia.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Medical Marijuana Inconclusive, Neurologists’ Meeting in Philadelphia is Told

“The problem is, we don’t know it works for most neurologic conditions,” Dr. Gary Gronseth says.

04/28/2014

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Montco Officials Get Behind Wheel Of Driving Simulator To Show Dangers Of Texting While Driving

Montgomery County officials and workers took turns in the hot seat this past week, behind the wheel of a driving simulator, to demonstrate the dangers of texting while driving.

04/27/2014

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Ruling Awaited by Del. Judge on Format of Inquirer Newspaper Auction

It’s part of on ongoing power struggle by the estranged co-owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.

04/24/2014

(A docent instructs Philadelphia students using part of the Barnes Foundation's extraordinary collection.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Drug Firm Glaxo Underwrites Art Training Programs For Phila. Schoolkids

Thousands of economically disadvantaged Philadelphia students will be able to explore and develop an appreciation for art at the Barnes Foundation, thanks to an endowment gift from the global pharmacuetical giant.

04/23/2014

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Public School Advocates Propose November Ballot Question On Dissolving SRC

Working Families Organization would have to gather 20,000 petition signatures, but Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell says it would send a strong message.

04/22/2014

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For Earth Day, AAA Plants Trees to Promote Car Battery Recycling

Through next Monday, the auto club is planting a tree in one of America’s national forests for every battery it replaces, according to an AAA spokesman.

04/22/2014

Peace activists protesting outside Lockeed Martin in King of Prussia. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Peace Activists Demonstrate Outside Lockheed Martin in KOP

Peace activists chose Good Friday to protest U.S. policies on defense spending.

04/18/2014

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Potential Third Bidder Emerges In Inquirer Ownership Feud

The feuding owners fighting for control of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News now know more about a potential third bidder, the Newspaper Guild. It represents reporters, photographers and others.

04/16/2014

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Orchids Bloom This Weekend On The Ben Franklin Parkway

An international orchid show has transformed the Academy of Natural Sciences on the Ben Franklin Parkway this weekend.

04/11/2014

The Mercer County awards presentation at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

NJ Prosecutors Hand Out Victim Service Awards To Difference Makers

Prosecutors in four South Jersey counties and their offices honored their own Thursday during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

04/10/2014

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Mayor Nutter Signs Two E-Cigarette Regulation Bills Into Law

Saying he wants to “promote and protect the health and wellness of everyone in Philadelphia,’” Mayor Nutter has signed into law two measures that regulate electronic cigarettes.

04/10/2014

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