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Philadelphia City Hall.

Philadelphia is getting better at steering city contracts to minority- and women-owned businesses, according to the Office of Economic Opportunity's annual report. Read more here. Read more

A syringe on the ground in Kensington, as residents say there is still much that must be done to combat the opioid crisis in the area.

It's been almost two years since Gov. Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania's Opioid Disaster Declaration, but in Philadelphia opioids are still a major concern, especially in the Kensington neighborhood.Read more

Books stacked in texture.

Jumpstart Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization focused on early childhood education, held "Read for the Record Day" on Thursday, a program where pre-kindergarten students get extra story time as a way to promote childhood literacy.Read more

The Phillie Phanatic, dressed as Rocky Balboa, at the starting line for the Rocky Run.

It wasn't quite a Balboa-style trudge through the Soviet Union snow, but thousands braved the cold for Saturday morning's Rocky Run at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.Read more

Nick Falco and Matt McAvoy at a KYW Newsradio studio.

The 26th annual Philadelphia Marathon, which brings out all sorts of runners — even those who cannot see the course — is slated to take place later this month. Read more here.Read more

Julie Wertheimer.

The woman in charge of Philadelphia's criminal justice reform effort left city government Friday after 12 years. Serving under two administrations, she leaves behind a landmark achievement. Read more here. Read more

A grocery cart full of food.

Thanksgiving is not that far off. With that in mind, New Jersey is stepping up efforts to get people in need to sign up for a food assistance program. Read more here. Read more

A 3D image of a virus.

Students at Delaware Valley University are taking part in a disease outbreak drill Saturday so they'll know what to do if there's a real problem in the future. Read more here. Read more

Fred Behrend with daughter Evelyn Behrend.

In 1939, Fred Behrend became a bar mitzvah while he and his family were refugees in Cuba. His family fled Nazi Germany a year prior. But exactly 80 years later, he’s returning to the pulpit at his Voorhees synagogue to recite a special prayer — all coinciding with the 81st anniversary of...Read more

Typing on a laptop.

Philadelphia drivers, take note. The Parking Authority's online customer services won't be working for the next week as the agency is transferring its ticket enforcement system to a new contractor. Read more here. Read more