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Mark Abrams
May 25, 2020 - 7:47 am
A Villanova professor who teaches a class on the role of medicine in literature and doctors’ use of writing as a means of escape, says books can be just the prescription we need in this time of pandemic. Read more here.
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Antionette Lee
May 08, 2020 - 12:17 pm
Philadelphia-based nonprofit Mighty Writers, known for teaching kids language and critical thinking skills, has taken on a new, more pressing mission in the COVID-19 era. Read more here.
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Reading Orthodontics Group collection drive
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Mark Abrams
March 26, 2020 - 10:48 am
After hearing health care workers’ plea for personal protective equipment, an orthodontist based in Berks and Montgomery counties is spearheading a collection drive for face masks, gloves and gowns. Read more here.
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A Berks County home where murder charges have been filed against a woman whose children were found hanging in this home's basement.
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Jim Melwert
February 12, 2020 - 3:04 pm
The Berks County woman whose children were found hanging in the basement of her home will stand trial on charges she killed them. Read more here.
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain
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Jim Melwert
January 22, 2020 - 3:28 pm
New federal charges have been filed against alleged members of a violent sex and drug trafficking gang in Berks County, which U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain described as “shocking” and “depraved.” Read more here.
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Megan Larson of the Free Library's Literacy Lab works with two young children to help them with their reading.
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Justin Udo
January 19, 2020 - 4:41 pm
The Free Library of Philadelphia is working to close the literacy gap with kids in the city, through a special program aimed at getting elementary kids ahead of the curve. Read more here.
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Trapeta B. Mayson
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Hadas Kuznits
December 12, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The city debuted its newest poet laureate Thursday at the Free Library of Philadelphia, who will be a champion for the verse over the next two years. Read more here.
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Kids practice reading to dogs at the Please Touch Museum.
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Mike Dougherty
December 03, 2019 - 6:08 pm
It's Giving Tuesday, and the Please Touch Museum hopes generosity is contagious. Read more here.
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Jim Thorpe, Pa., is now thriving on tourism, including hiking, biking and whitewater rafting.
Mark Abrams
November 26, 2019 - 7:59 am
The nostalgic passenger train excursions from the scenic town of Jim Thorpe in upstate Pennsylvania have ended for now, but community officials say they've taken a big step in trying to resolve a dispute with the rail operator. Read more here.
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Books stacked in texture.
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Cherri Gregg
November 09, 2019 - 11:27 am
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.
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