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The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

With The Start Of Summer, Unemployment Help Starting To Take Shape In AC

As the Jersey shore prepares for another summer season, Atlantic City and South Jersey continues to wrestle with massive unemployment in the wake of last year’s closure of four casinos.

05/23/2015

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Rebuilding Begins After Fire Damages Surf Shop In Ocean City

The ocean was unlocked and for the 12th year the business people plunged, but Memorial Day Weekend has a hollow feeling at one Ocean City store.

05/22/2015

(US education secretary Arne Duncan, at left in shirtsleeves, Mayor Nutter, center, and schools superintendent William Hite listen as a student describes her summer job experience.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

US Education Secretary Visits Philadelphia, Touting Summer Jobs For Youth

The adults turned the microphone over to the young folks for a while, to hear first-person accounts of the positive impact that summer jobs can have.

05/22/2015

(Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian speaks with reporters.  Photo by David Madden)

Atlantic City Mayor Hopes New Federal Program Will Brighten Prospects for Unemployed

A number of job training programs are now in place, but they only go so far, according to Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian.

05/22/2015

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Montgomery County Loan Helping Popular Flourtown Farmers’ Market Relocate

The Flourtown Farmers Market now has a new home, thanks in part to a low-interest loan from Montgomery County.

05/22/2015

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Atlantic City’s Jitneys Celebrate 100th Anniversary With Throwback Fares

This afternoon between 1pm and 6pm, fares will be the same as they were when the jitneys first hit the streets of Atlantic City: five cents.

05/22/2015

The Ocean City Boardwalk will soon be packed with people. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Jersey Shore Merchants Hope For Strong Start To Summer

For merchants at the Jersey Shore, Memorial Day weekend is circled on their calendars.

05/22/2015

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Phila. Parking Authority OKs Pay-By-Smartphone App

The board of the Philadelphia Parking Authority has given a thumbs-up to a system called Pango, a free smartphone app that allows you to feed the meter (or kiosk) with your cell phone.

05/21/2015

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Sen. Casey Wants Congress To Quickly Fund Wider Train Safety Programs

Casey says Positive Train Control could have prevented the fatal derailment of Amtrak 188.

05/21/2015

(Paul Bencivengo, with a Google Trekker strapped to his back.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Bucks County Photographs Its Off-Road Tourism Sites For Google Maps

Bucks County tourism officials and the Internet information giant Google are going off the beaten path to provide more information to visitors about parks and other attractions in the county.

05/21/2015

(Mayor Nutter greets Saint-Gobain CEO John Crowe, left, on terrace of Musuem of Art during a press conference about an upcoming exhibit on Eakins Oval, behind them.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

A Company Celebrates 350 Years of Manufacturing With Philadelphia Exhibition

Saint-Gobain has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, soon to relocate in Malvern.

05/21/2015

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Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Total Combined $332 Million For Memorial Weekend Drawings

You might want to make a stop and pick up a lottery ticket.

05/21/2015

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Patco Will Apply For Federal Funds To Get Dormant Franklin Square PATCO Station Reopened

The DRPA’s latest study suggests that reopening the station under Franklin Square, near 6th and Race Streets, wouldn’t increase ridership all that much but would enhance the area’s economy.

05/21/2015

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New Jersey Workforce Climbs Above 4 Million

Newly released figures show New Jersey reached its highest level of employment in more than six years.

05/21/2015

(Donna Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of Families Philadelphia, talks to members of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday about the regional impact of Pope Francis' visit set for the end of September.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Delco Businesses Hope Pope’s Visit to Philadelphia Will Provide Added Lift

Members of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce listened as representatives of the group “World Meeting of Families Philadelphia” talked about regional opportunities growing out of the pope’s visit.

05/21/2015

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KYW Newsradio’s Old Neighbors, New Neighbors

After forty-two years on Independence Mall, KYW Newsradio moves to new studios and newsroom at the CBS Broadcast Center, 16th and Spring Garden Streets!

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