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General aerial overall view of Citizens Bank Park (top) and Lincoln Financial Field.

Long-time Philadelphia Inquirer sports columnist Bill Lyon has died after battling Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease the past couple of years. Read more

Books in library.

A movement is growing to eliminate overdue book fines from the Philadelphia library system, and the idea recently got a high-level endorsement.Read more

Artist's rendering of the exterior of an updated Franklin Square Station.

A station along the PATCO high speed line on the Philadelphia side has been closed for decades. But it’s coming back, in part thanks to a $12.5 million federal grant.Read more

A homeless female veteran sleeping on the ground.

Veteran homelessness has been virtually eliminated in Delaware and Bucks counties according to Department of Housing and Urban Development officials, who say it's also seen a sharp decline in Philadelphia. Read more

Police are looking for a man suspected of trying to lure multiple women in Northeast Philadelphia.

Police are searching for a man they say tried to lure multiple women in Northeast Philadelphia over the last week, and have asked for the public's help in finding him.Read more

17-year-old Jack Stockmal (left) and his mother Carrie (middle), with neuropsychologist Jennifer West-Gavin and service companion dog Lullaby (right).

In the past, the Wells Fargo Center would offer a sensory-friendly lounge for fans with autism during one Flyers game a season. Now, that lounge will be open during one home game a month.Read more

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