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PHA Breaks Ground On New Low-Income Housing Complex

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Housing Authority officials have broken ground on a low-rise affordable housing complex that will replace the recently imploded high-rise Queen Lane Apartments… 354 more words

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Former Residents of West Phila. Apartment Complex Settle Class Action Suit With Owners

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — More than a hundred people who were displaced by a fire that destroyed their West Philadelphia apartment building four years ago have a reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the owners of the property. 152 more words

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Microsoft Founder Bill Gates Skypes With Students at a North Phila. High School

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Legendary tech entrepreneur Bill Gates held a live nationwide video chat today with a select group of computer science students.  266 more words

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New Twist On Take-Out Beer Available At Some Local Taverns

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Growlers are popular among craft beer lovers, but did you ever hear of crowlers?

Jeff Lavin, owner of the Hulmeville Inn, was demonstrating what he calls his “shiny new toy” — a manually-operated machine that allows his bartenders to fill and seal 32 ounce cans for take out. 278 more words

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Local Astronomer Helps Understand The Star Of Bethlehem

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The star of Bethlehem remains a mystery to many, but astronomers have built a theory that points to a rare gathering of planets creating the dazzling light that guided the three wise men. 240 more words

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North Philadelphia Schoolkids March Against Neighborhood Gun Violence

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In North Philadelphia today, classes at De Burgos Elementary School were put aside for a march for peace.

For two months, the school at 4th Street and Lehigh Avenue has been plagued by a series of lockdowns stemming from neighborhood shootings. 110 more words

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The World's Smallest Therapy Dog Visits Nursing Home In Bucks County

By Paul Kurtz

WARRINGTON, Pa. (CBS) — The Guinness Book record for World’s Smallest Working Dog was in our area Friday, visiting residents of a nursing home in Warrington. 176 more words

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