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Plastic shopping bags

Philadelphia City Council appears poised to ban single-use plastic bags in city stores, but environmentalists fear the bill City Council is set to vote on this week won't have enough of an impact. Read more here.Read more

Jamie Bowers, electronic resources coordinator for the Free Library of Philadelphia, shows off the library card, your passport to the Experience Pass program.

Your library card from the Free Library of Philadelphia is now your passport to some choice museums and other attractions in the city. And, it could also qualify you for a shot at tickets to a Sixers or Flyers game, tickets right in Mayor Kenney's box. Read more here. Read more

Comcast Center.

Comcast is expanding the Internet Essentials program to all low-income families within the coverage area. Read more here. Read more

Pamela Rich-Wheeler, founder and executive director of The Business Center.

A Germantown-based nonprofit that helps businesses expand is celebrating 20 years, and will celebrate the milestone next week, focused on innovation.Read more

The Cliffs at Callowhill opened Saturday morning. At 40,000 square feet, it is the largest rock climbing gym in Pennsylvania.

The largest rock climbing gym in Pennsylvania opened Saturday morning at 10th and Callowhill. Read more here.Read more

Terez Guiliana, a Project HOME ambassador dubbed the "Reading Terminal Angel" and her friend John Silvetti.

In an effort to help the homeless, the non-profit Project HOME stationed "ambassadors of hope" throughout the city. One ambassador has been dubbed the "Reading Terminal Angel." Read more here.Read more

Philadelphia City Hall.

Philadelphia's effort to shed its ranking as number one for bedbug infestations is back on track, after City Council amended a bill setting new rules for reporting and remediation. The bill still is not as strong as advocates would like. Read more here.Read more

Philadelphia FOP President John McNesby

Philly Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby met with President Trump Friday, and launched a verbal attack against District Attorney Larry Krasner when he returned from Washington, D.C., blaming progressive district attorneys such as Krasner for an uptick in shootings. Read more here...Read more

A garden at 22nd Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

There's a push to make urban farming in Philadelphia more sustainable, and the city is asking residents to help them map out a plan.Read more

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

The rules under which law enforcement in New Jersey operate are going to go through some serious change thanks to a series of directives from the state attorney general. Read more

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