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Traffic Bottlenecks Will Persist on Ben Franklin Bridge Into Late October

By Mike DeNardo

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — If you think those maddening lane closures on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge will be gone when everyone returns to work after Labor Day, think again. 166 more words


Philadelphia School District Lays Off Some HQ Employees As Part of Huge Cuts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The cash-strapped Philadelphia School District will lay off 17 central office employees as part of an elimination of 81 positions.

District spokesman Fernando Gallard says 64 of the 81 positions being eliminated are currently vacant. 174 more words


Free Milk By Philip K Dryden


This is a novel, literary fiction I guess you call it, about men and women and life in Philadelphia in the year 2000.  This boy can write – if you are looking for something good to read over the long weekend, I couldn’t give you a better choice. 32 more words

Spelling Bee Champ Gets Tour of Wills Eye Hospital, With Dreams of Opth... Optham..

By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — One of the two winners of the 87th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee visited Philadelphia today, to explore his future career aspirations. 256 more words


Old City's Ben Franklin Firehouse, Damaged Last Year By Fire, Reopens After Rebuild

By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Snorkel 2,  Battalion 4, and Medic 44B are back home.  The firehouse at 4th and Arch Streets in Old City has reopened after going through… 175 more words


South Philadelphia Federal Donuts Giving Out Free Mini Donuts

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Attention, free donuts. We repeat, FREE DONUTS!

The original South Philly outpost of Federal Donuts is reopening Friday after a few weeks of being closed for repairs, and to celebrate, the shop is giving out free mini donuts. 34 more words


2 Philadelphia Men Arrested On Child Porn Charges

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two men from Philadelphia are among three from Pennsylvania who were arrested this week on child porn charges.

According to the Attorney General, 54-year-old Barry Burton and 28-year-old Kareann Moss, both of Philadelphia, were arrested on unrelated charges. 199 more words