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Philly’s Proposed Soda Tax Could Save Lives And Millions In Health Spending

Jim Kenney has only been Philadelphia’s Mayor for a few months, but he has recently caught national attention for a proposed sugary drink tax. This in itself is nothing new, as former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter tried to pass a similar tax in the past and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg waged a war on Big Gulps . 6 more words

Philly's Chinese Lantern Festival

Learn about Philadelphia’s Chinese Lantern Festival and experience some of the wonder of a night with the lanterns.  The full piece is over on Philadelphia Weekly.

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Scammers Target Top Philadelphia Tourist Attractions

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – See the Liberty Bell. Eat a cheesesteak. Run up the ‘Rocky’ Steps.

They’re things on most must-do lists for tourists in Philadelphia — but police are warning of a scam ensnaring some visitors who want a photo at the city’s top sites, including that bronze Balboa statue. 248 more words

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Philly's Proposed Soda Tax Could Save Lives And Millions In Health Spending

Jim Kenney has only been Philadelphia’s Mayor for a few months, but he has recently caught national attention for a proposed sugary drink tax. This in itself is nothing new, as former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter tried to pass a similar tax in the past and New York Mayor  257 more words

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May Day: Rally For Change In West Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – People braved the rain in Clark Park Sunday for the day filled with food and fun, but they did not forget the fight for worker’s rights. 82 more words

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Human Services Council Request More Funding; City Council Budget Hearings Continue

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia City council continues budget hearings this week. Among the departments before council is Human Services, which has requested a budget increase, even though it has… 319 more words

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Powerball Players Dream Big As Jackpot Grows Again

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With no big winner in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing, the jackpot now stands at $348 million.

According to the Killerasteroids.org, your odds of being killed by an asteroid are 1 in 720,000, while your odds of hitting the jackpot in the Powerball drawing are 1 in 292 million. 174 more words

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