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SEPTA regional rail with solar-powered signal

SEPTA announced plans to expand its solar-powered signals to three more regional rail lines next year.Read more

New Jersey capitol.

Legislators in New Jersey are being asked to consider a move to form a task force to look into reparations to be paid for the state’s role in slavery. Read more here. Read more

Philadelphia City Hall.

Nearly 30 fitness clubs in Philadelphia are in violation of a new city ordinance prohibiting cashless stores, and the sponsor of the original bill is looking into the matter.Read more

The American Heart Association conference, held in Philadelphia this year.

People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won't cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally...Read more

Dr. Fred Simeone, founder of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, with two of the cars driven in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race.

A historic period in American auto racing is the focus of a new blockbuster film, as well a museum exhibit in Philadelphia.Read more

The Philadelphia Marathon is about a week away, and for the thousands who participate, the race is a chance to introduce the running sport to newcomers. Read more

PATCO is giving facelifts this year to its three most-used stations.

Plans to reduce overnight service on the PATCO high speed line, that were announced last spring, were quickly scrapped after some riders complained. Now, the plan is back in a different form that will take effect next month. Read more

Affiong Inyang-Itiat, engagement coordinator at Women Business Development Center - East.

This week, women entrepreneurs will come together for a sweet celebration. Read more here.Read more

Philadelphia City Hall.

A City Council committee this past week approved a bill that would return a large chunk of the wage tax to people living below the poverty level. The committee passed the bill over objections from the Kenney administration. Read more here. Read more

Tap water.

Pennsylvania is making $30 million available to groups that care about the land and water in the state in a matching grant program. Read more here. Read more