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Books in library.
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Pat Loeb
November 18, 2019 - 4:30 am
A movement is growing to eliminate overdue book fines from the Philadelphia library system, and the idea recently got a high-level endorsement.
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Artist's rendering of the exterior of an updated Franklin Square Station.
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David Madden
November 18, 2019 - 4:30 am
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.
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A homeless female veteran sleeping on the ground.
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Justin Udo
November 17, 2019 - 2:12 pm
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.
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Police are looking for a man suspected of trying to lure multiple women in Northeast Philadelphia.
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Justin Udo
November 17, 2019 - 12:29 pm
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.
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17-year-old Jack Stockmal (left) and his mother Carrie (middle), with neuropsychologist Jennifer West-Gavin and service companion dog Lullaby (right).
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Andrew Kramer
November 17, 2019 - 11:46 am
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.
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SEPTA regional rail with solar-powered signal
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Mike DeNardo
November 17, 2019 - 10:20 am
SEPTA announced plans to expand its solar-powered signals to three more regional rail lines next year.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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John McDevitt
November 16, 2019 - 3:39 pm
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.
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The American Heart Association conference, held in Philadelphia this year.
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Antionette Lee
November 16, 2019 - 3:10 pm
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...
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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.
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Shara Dae Howard
November 16, 2019 - 2:38 pm
A historic period in American auto racing is the focus of a new blockbuster film, as well a museum exhibit in Philadelphia.
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PATCO is giving facelifts this year to its three most-used stations.
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David Madden
November 16, 2019 - 8:00 am
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.
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