Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

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Eying expansion, Philly charter school creates incubator for start-ups

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Oyster Creek nuclear plant in N.J. may close before planned 2019 shutdown

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Woodmere offers new look at Violet Oakley, whose murals stand timeless at Pa. Capitol

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A huge fundraising event for the Voorhees animal shelter returns Saturday

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New initiative coordinates services for homeless in Camden County

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New report on Pa. charter school growth finds ‘stranded costs’ linger five years later

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Celebrating a century of Philly’s iconic Parkway — and looking down the road

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Irma swells begin arriving at the Jersey Shore

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Judge tosses challenge to tradition of parking in the middle of south Broad Street

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Vaux High School reopens as part of Sharswood Revival

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South Jersey paint factory caused ‘cancer cluster,’ lawsuit alleges

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Delaware airport gets $5.4 million for new taxiway

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Environmentalists in New Jersey urge Congress not to cut the EPA’s budget

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Local NAACP wants Delaware Confederate monument removed

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Lois Fernandez, founder of Odunde Festival, dies at age 81

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The charter bump: Philly researcher finds charters boost public schools … in NYC

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Group forms to block subsidies for N.J.’s aging nuclear power plans

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Advocates, N.J. lawmakers seek fully staffed nursing board to expedite licensing, certification

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Uncertainty in federal funds for heating assistance could affect thousands in Pa.

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Crime is down in Norristown, but its unsafe reputation remains

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Missing Saint Pantaleon statue found in South Philly

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‘It’s far too important’: Judge requests more details from developer on proposed handling of Arch Street remains

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Can new federal plan really bring high-speed rail to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor?

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Hundreds pack Fitler Square nursery to disagree over proposed protected bike lane pilot

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Eastern State Penitentiary to host Trump inspired retelling of Bastille Day

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Delaware River Waterfront Corporation’s first president looks back and ahead

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Reshuffling resources and tapping enthusiasm, Philly launches kids health initiative

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Once again, the Oval+ temporarily puts the ‘park’ in the Ben Franklin Parkway

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After grilling by Council, Philly district answers questions about suburbanites in city schools

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Urban horse riding club inspires latest Barnes exhibit

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Weekly Entertainment Guide – Freedom Blast!

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Philly DA Seth Williams pleads guilty, resigns

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Penn State study: Vapers report less dependence, addiction than cigarette smokers

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Boyz II Men Boulevard is more than a street name for Philadelphia natives

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Site for memorializing MOVE bombing still not pinned down

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Philadelphia complying with immigration regulations, city tells U.S.

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Philadelphia Housing Authority relocating headquarters to North Philly

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CEO of Philadelphia Orchestra to step down in December

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Why the Red Knot birds live and die by what happens here

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Philly teachers overwhelmingly approve new contract

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How much lead is hiding in Philly’s former industrial neighborhoods?

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Plan to install replicas of early Water Works sculptures approved by Art Commission

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With $2.5 M, seeking to discover Philly’s next classical generation

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Activists question public subsidies used for North Broad hotel project

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As summer heat hits Philadelphia, Odunde Festival brings South Street to life

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Smoking is often the hardest ‘vice’ to quit

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Pop-up exhibit in Philly’s Kensington neighborhood puts focus on gentrification

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Camden council leader wins mayoral race

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Philly bridge reconstruction on track to finish a year early

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Getting inside William Penn’s head for once a decade cleaning

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As Norris Square changes, Las Parcelas puts down new roots

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Free Library helps aspiring entrepreneurs hit just the right pitch

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U.S. increasingly arrests unauthorized immigrants without criminal past in region

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Ahead of Memorial Day, Americans’ confidence in the military unwavering

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New pop-up art exhibit focuses on city’s history of revolution

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Philly police headquarters moving to former Inquirer building on North Broad

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With the click of a button, birders become citizen scientists

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New Jersey may ban chewing tobacco statewide in schools

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In Philadelphia, Haitians celebrate heritage and seek continued U.S. protection

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Amtrak engineer surrenders on charges in fatal crash

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Council considers how to encourage electric vehicle ownership after suspending previous program

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West Philly gentrification means upheaval for these longtime residents

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Rain, fear can’t dampen Cinco de Mayo in Kennett Square

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Exploring the past, future of Philly neighborhoods during annual Jane’s Walk

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Site Visit: Orinoka Civic House and walking tour with NKCDC

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A hotel room in Philadelphia would cost more under a new council bill

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New mural to honor Philly native Ed Bradley of ’60 Minutes’

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WWI re-enactment at Fort Mott State Park

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For the first time, historic prison offers tours of the hospital

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Extravaganzas and inconveniences: Philly becoming host with the most

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Big crowds, hometown hero, loud boos give NFL Draft a distinctly Philly feel

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123 years old and running strong, Penn Relays open Thursday

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Saying farewell to the last remaining grove of English Elms in the country

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In South Jersey, a familiar fight to save a historic African-American cemetery

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Chesco residents urge officials to reject development plan for contaminated site

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Camden metro area sees highest year-over-year job growth nationwide

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Bartram’s Mile trail aims to connect SW Philly neighbors to river and city beyond

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Philadelphia making effort to recycle, reuse — and avoid landfill

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First time in 75 years: Howard Pyle’s first murals together at Delaware Art Museum

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Environmental group appeals New Jersey gas pipeline approval

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Some Philly residents aren’t happy about extended NFL visit

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Academy of Natural Sciences speaks out on climate change, water, evolution

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Prince Music Theater presents a dance inspired by military vets

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Vintage Base Ball season opener in Hammonton on Saturday

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U.S. Veterans Affairs secretary visits Wilmington VA hospital

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Can the New Jersey Lottery save the pension fund?

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Historical marker coming to site of MOVE debacle

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New Jersey debates whether cat declawing is cruel

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What’s happened since New Jersey took over Atlantic City in November?

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Communities with casinos in Pennsylvania concerned about possible funding changes

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Council hearing examines evictions, substandard housing, and possible solutions

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N.J. launches pilot program to protect Pine Barren’s intermittent ponds from off-road vehicles

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SEPTA transit fares to go up starting July 1st

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National Museum of American Jewish History exhibit links 1917 to today’s debate on immigration

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Competing visions for ‘social impact’ development at 8th and Race

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National Constitution Center brings back its Prohibition exhibit

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Adopting new approach helps Camden job-training organization better serve youth

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Governor Christie’s final budget calls for using Lottery funds for pensions

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Kenney budget puts $90 million toward Penn’s Landing park capping I-95

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U.S. political climate stressful for many, poll finds and Philly-area therapists confirm

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Proposed ‘Pinelands’ pipeline faces crucial vote on Friday

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Mexican history comes to life at Italian Market butcher

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SEPTA proposes new buses for University City, Roosevelt Blvd.

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Bringing warmth and love to Philly homeless veterans for Valentine’s Day

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Philly approves one new charter school, rejects another two

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Sanctuary cities bill clears Pennsylvania Senate

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SEPTA pulls 40 Market Frankford railcars after cracks discovered

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Eastwick starts community-oriented planning process hoping to rewrite the history of urban renewal

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A common cause; from Standing Rock to Sweet Water, New Jersey’s Pilgrim Pipeline

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Philly pro cycling race down, but not completely out yet

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Report: Philly needs billions to rehab sagging schools

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SEPTA shows off projects in the works at capital budget open house

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Handful of West Philly properties designated historic, including wee district

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Activists relate to King’s shift from dreamer to radical

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Atlantic City casinos see 1st revenue increase in 10 years

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Live Civil War-era cannonball, other explosives detonated the Joint Base

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Will Philly’s new fair housing plan advance without pressure from HUD?

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Icahn surrendering Trump Taj Mahal casino license

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Philadelphia mounted unit taking part in Trump inaugural parade

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Milder Mummers strut into 2017

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Philly’s iconic boathouse row lights up for Hanukkah

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New multi-use platform coming to Philadelphia City Hall courtyard

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New path for Eastwick opens up one year after termination of urban-renewal agreement

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After sensitivity training, will Mummers rein in raucous antics?

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Kwanzaa celebrates 50 years of honoring African-American culture

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Area near Drexel in West Philly wins big school grant

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Philadelphia’s disappearing low-cost rental housing revealed in Fed gentrification study

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From Campbell’s test kitchen to America’s tables, N.J. chef’s green bean casserole an enduring favorite

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A 1940s documentary about housing and poverty in Philadelphia, and progress since then

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New Jersey could add tens of thousands of affordable housing units over the next decade

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Casino signs four-year deal to sponsor Mummers Parade

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Plan to extend Urban Enterprise Zone in five cities nears N.J. Senate vote

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Conflict over Princeton Battlefield ends with deal to save bulk of tract from development

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Jarrett Walker’s philosophy of public transit as means to freedom

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Reforms fail to drop number of complaints against Philly Police

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What’s at stake if Toomey and Trump cut funding to Philly?

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Affordable housing ‘gap period’ requirement goes before N.J. Supreme Court

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Philly’s Mural Arts reaches out to prisoners as it shapes installation on criminal justice

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Jurassic World has blockbuster opening weekend at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute

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Shining the light on police corruption in Philadelphia through transparency

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Proposal would extend the life of five N.J. Urban Enterprise Zones

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‘Jake’s Law’ would nudge every N.J. county to build a playground accessible to all kids

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Veggies take the spotlight with leftover recipes from chefs Jacoby and Landau

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New leader wants to give elite Philly private school ‘public purpose’

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The billion dollar giveaway in Camden

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Letitia House to become Centennial Parkside CDC’s headquarters

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Historic cemeteries struggle to return from decades of neglect

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SEPTA Key’s ‘travel wallet’ function starts phasing out tokens

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Victory over veteran homelessness in Delaware

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What will Philly do about barriers to fair housing?

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Revised PennEast pipeline faces 2 month delay

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Obama, Springsteen lead Independence Mall rally for Clinton

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Family gets Pennsylvania WWI soldier’s lost Purple Heart

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SEPTA strike causes significant dip in Philly high school attendance

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After N.J. rejects Atlantic City’s recovery plan, city officials push back

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City transit workers on strike, union and SEPTA deadlocked on new deal

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It’s all about the training; veterans take to the soil and learn to farm

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Preservation of the Lazaretto, America’s oldest surviving quarantine center, finally gets underway

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Camden to be home to the National Center for Complex Social and Health Needs

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Philly Orchestra sues for unpaid $70K bill from papal performances

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Citizens air Gayborhood racial grievances for Commission on Human Relations action

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Atlantic City releases a five-year plan to avoid bankruptcy

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Art project asks 9th Street Market vendors to get into each other’s business

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Hispanic and Asian communities frustrated by city’s fair housing assessment process

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New community radio station sounds in Philadelphia

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Waterloo Playground’s revival takes off with Urban Roots / MTWB support

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Celebrating 30 years of uplifting families with better housing in North Philadelphia

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SEPTA union preparing for potential strike November 1 that could last through Election Day

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Philadelphia basement birthed iconic ‘Fantasia’ sound

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Neighborhood Gardens Trust targets preservation for 28 more gardens

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Philly celebrates Octavius Catto, who was assassinated on Election Day 1871

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Echoes of three centuries take female form to express Callowhill’s harsh history

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Reimagining Mifflin Square Park in 21 languages

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After weekend walkout, Philadelphia Orchestra offers fans bouquet of pop-up concerts

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Free soil testing for city-owned gardens and lots through brownfields grant

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SEPTA regional rail schedule back to normal Monday

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Chester, a city working on a new narrative

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Nameless in death, nine bodies exhumed in Pa. in hopes of unearthing identity

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Atlantic City: We can pay state loan back and still keep our water utility

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Before Constitution Center honors, civil rights icon visits Camden and memories of MLK

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House Committee hears emotional testimony in favor of speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard

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From parchment to iPad: U.S. Constitution digitized

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Council supports Keystone Opportunity Zone expansions, called for greater transparency

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Atlantic City casino revenue down 4.9 percent in August

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Obama stumps for Clinton in Philly

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Philly-area groups for veterans and created by veterans provide community, mission

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Despite progress, teacher vacancies linger as Philly schools open

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At Philadelphia Labor Day parade, federal and state investigations loom large

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End of N.J. urban enterprise zones will ‘devastate’ cities, lawmaker says

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Revitalization stirs up memories of a time Sharswood pulsed with all that jazz

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Veteran says military gave him the strength to stand up to gentrification

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Extending opportunity for fun, fitness to all at Philly parks and playgrounds

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Is housing fair in Philly? Housing agencies need to know.

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Record label debuts with compositions from Curtis

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Quest to vote inspires some immigrants to become U.S. citizens

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How the King of Prussia mall keeps expanding

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Welcoming Mormon temple to Philly, library offers glimpse into LDS history

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Fall construction start for Centennial Commons park ‘porches’ in West Parkside

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Cape May-Lewes Ferry celebrates passenger milestone

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Fairmount Park Conservancy launches new guide for enjoying Fairmount Park

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