Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

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Kenney says ‘no’ to debate with Republican challenger

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Eagles’ Chris Long announces retirement after 11 NFL seasons

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New horticultural center at Overbrook School for the Blind seeds a connection to nature

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Society Hill’s Dilworth House condo tower receives final city approval

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L&I apologizes to Temple food trucks, will work with vendors on overnight plan

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Is Flyers’ decision to erase Kate Smith a sign of the modern NHL?

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200-year-old plant remains found in a Bartram’s Garden attic

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WHYY acquires local news site Billy Penn

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Northeast Philly, suburbs become poorer as inner city gentrifies

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Knocking on doors in search of Philadelphia’s jazz history

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City Council bill targets Philadelphia food trucks

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Strike averted at Community College of Philadelphia

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40 years later, the prospect of Three Mile Island-related evacuation remains daunting

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Celebrating tradition–and a southeastern Chinese god’s birthday–in Philly

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DHS orders emergency removal of children at Glen Mills

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Philly musicians bring Bach to commuters to honor composer’s 334th birthday

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Temple will offer free MMR vaccine clinics amid mumps outbreak

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What happened when Philly closed 30 schools? New study offers answers

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Philadelphia’s deadliest road is inching toward speed cameras

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Local man wins protections for iconic cast-iron subway entrances

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Williams, Butkovitz challenge Philly Mayor Kenney

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SEPTA announces accord with striking transit officers

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Montco Republican candidates square off in primary debate

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Without protection, N.J.’s flood-prone back bay towns risk $1.5 billion damage annually

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Philly History Museum’s future may lie with Drexel

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High-rise hotel coming to site of former Midtown II diner in Center City

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The push for playgrounds brings people together

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Society Hill residents lose zoning fight against high-rise

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Cherry Hill Mall offers co-working space with a twist

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SEPTA awards design contract for King of Prussia rail project

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For Girard College’s MLK Day of Service, a focus on solutions to gun violence

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Roosevelt Boulevard: The deadliest road in Philly

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Despite high poverty, why fewer people live on Philly’s streets than in other big cities

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SEPTA’s 30th Street Station getting $37M remake with underground connection

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At Philly archive’s new home, redlining mural charts dismal chapter of city history

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Restored to former glory, The Met opens on North Broad Street

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What happened when City Council and new Philly school board met for the first time

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Historic congregation takes Philly Marathon runners to church

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Philly adds electric bikes to Indego fleet

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Inspired by King of Prussia, West Chester ramps up campaign to restore rail service

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Hundreds rally to support trans men and women in Philly

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Dorcas Reilly, inventor of green bean casserole, dies at 92

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The Gallery: Past, Present, and Future

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Philadelphia’s Holocaust memorial, America’s oldest, gets a facelift

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Controversial school mascot could disappear from Bucks County school district

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Bucks County Quakers honor ‘forgotten slaves’ buried in unmarked graves

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Trump speaks to electrical contractors in Philadelphia

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Almost century-old statue toppled along Boathouse Row

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As Philly honors former mayor with street sign, protests assail Goode’s MOVE legacy

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Biden name will welcome millions of travelers to Delaware

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Oyster Creek, nation’s oldest nuclear power plant, shutting down

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Pulling the plug on Electric Factory: Rock club sold, name retired

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Florence is forecast to linger over Carolinas

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In a year of labor pains and gains, Philly union members march

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STDs are up in Philadelphia, around the nation

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New plans for Chinatown development show a lush park

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NOAA: Below-normal Atlantic hurricane season is now more likely

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Montco approves plan for 800 miles of bike paths

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Rizzo statue to move in 2 to 3 years, Kenney says

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WSFS to acquire Philadelphia’s Beneficial Bancorp in $1.5 billion deal

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Birds fans fill the stands for Super Bowl champion Eagles’ first open practice

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NJ Transit to halt Atlantic City line for four months during safety upgrade

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Trenton-Mercer airport expansion plans worry neighbors in Pa. and N.J.

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Kenney ends Philly police data-sharing deal with ICE to protect immigrants

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Got at least $40K? You could bid on historic copy of Franklin’s ‘Join or Die’ cartoon

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St. Katharine Drexel’s tomb moving to Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

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Philly mayor, Jay-Z’s Roc Nation agree to keep Made in America on Parkway

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A master plan for Society Hill proposes new design guidelines–and downzoning

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Philly’s Bastille Day tradition goes out with a bang

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Philadelphia is flashpoint for Liberian human rights advocates

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At first meeting, new Philly school board turns to old hand for leadership

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Hopes for rebirth at former Delaware auto plant

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Philadelphia History Museum closes indefinitely

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Two new casinos open early in Atlantic City

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Philly SRC departs with busy meeting

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After 40 years, Debbie Africa of MOVE Nine released from prison

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Centennial Commons carves out space for East Parkside neighbors to connect

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Philly school district nearing new accountability rules for charters

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Pew report: Immigrants give Philly a population boost

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Hurricanes are moving more slowly, which means more damage

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Putting the brakes on Lincoln Drive’s raceway

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Former Underground Railroad stop in Montco at center of preservation fight

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Philly Shipyard laying off 275 amid slump in vessel orders

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Philadelphia Orchestra begins European tour, including first stop in Israel in 25 years

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Designed for green play, a Philly schoolyard wins recognition

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Subaru opens its doors in Camden, thanks to generous N.J. tax break

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NAACP says Starbucks incident part of a national trend of discrimination

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L&I commissioner: Boarding houses aren’t going away

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Mayor Kenney picks his starting nine for new Philly school board

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New bike lanes coming to Fairmount Park and West Philly

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Coalition gets data to help cut Philadelphia’s recidivism rate

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Found in South Philadelphia, an Underground Railroad station

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In Cobbs Creek, a home for the dead gets new life

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13,500 PA homes still without safe heating source this winter

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Few arrests, untold numbers of fans, lots of love add up to epic Eagles celebration

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Oldest nuke plant in the U.S. closing a year ahead of schedule

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LGBT businesses seek share of contracts Philly awards to minorities

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Fearing drug traffickers in Mexico, family takes sanctuary in N. Philly church

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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 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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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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Violent 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 marker memorializing MOVE tragedy 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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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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Some Philly residents aren’t happy about extended NFL visit

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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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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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SEPTA proposes new buses for University City, Roosevelt Blvd.

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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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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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