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New Permeable Paving Project Will Help Philadelphia Manage Stormwater

By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Water Department is advancing environmental technology that is, literally, groundbreaking.

KYW’s Pat Loeb reports it’s paved a parking lot with materials that will let rain drain directly into the ground. 197 more words


Good-Government Activist Says Pa. Ethics Panel Working His Corruption Complaint

By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — An activist in Harrisburg says Pennsylvania’s Ethics Commission has launched an investigation into his complaints about state attorney general Kathleen Kane’s handling of the prosecution of four Philadelphia state legislators allegedly caught on tape accepting money during a sting operation. 152 more words


SugarHouse Casino Breaks Ground For Poker, More Table Games

By Steve Tawa

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s first casino was spreading its bets today, breaking ground on an expansion.

The $164-million project, which should be finished next year, will have more amenities — including a new, 30-table poker room (at far left in rendering), designed with input from poker players, right down to what kind of chairs to use. 220 more words


Rowan University Again Hosting Intro to Engineering For South Jersey Schoolgirls

By David Madden

GLASSBORO, N.J. (CBS) — A two-day camp at Rowan University is giving young girls a chance to get up close and personal with the world of engineering. 149 more words


Police Seek Extra-Large Man Who Robbed Two Drugstores in Suburbs

By Brad Segall

LANSDALE, Pa. (CBS) — Police in two suburban Philadelphia communities are hoping to take an armed drugstore bandit off the streets before he strikes again.  170 more words


Philadelphia School District Hoping For Viable School Makeover Plans

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The School District of Philadelphia is taking applications from educators who believe they have a good plan to improve individual schools. 139 more words


Delco SPCA Partners With Local Stage Company To Pitch Pet Adoptions

By John McDevitt

DREXEL HILL, Pa. (CBS) — “If I could walk with the animals, talk with the animals, grunt and squeak with the animals….” 147 more words