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  • Local reaction to Las Vegas massacre

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre that left at least 59 people dead, local politicians and athletes shared their love and support for the victims. The awful event in Las Vegas leaves us grasping for answers. Let us all pray for the victims and their loved ones dealing with grief & loss. — Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 2, 2017 Horrific shooting. Praying for the victims and their families. #LasVegas — Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) October […]

  • New liquid nitrogen ice cream shop in Philly freezes your treat at -321°

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — How cold do you like your ice cream? How about -321°? In Chinatown, the newly opened N2 Sweet Cafe uses liquid nitrogen to make their specialty treats. Co-owner of N2, Candace Williams, says their ice cream tastes creamier because of the smaller ice crystals created during the freezing process. Williams says the ice cream is totally safe to eat and because of the way it’s made, she says it tastes creamier and fresher than a regular scoop-and-serve type […]

  • How to be happier at work

    ELKINS PARK, PA — It’s Sunday night and your stomach is rumbling, you’re brain is racing, and you can’t stop thinking about Barbara at the cubicle next to yours incessant tapping of her pen on her desk. Why do so many American feel so anxious before heading back to work Monday morning? Some people call these nauseating, weekly emotions the “Sunday scaries,” as you’re really just dreading the unavoidable work week coming at you like a freight train. So what […]

  • Terror Behind the Walls to unveil new “Blood Yard” exhibit

    Philadelphia, PA — Back for its 27th year, Terror Behind the Walls begins at Eastern State Penitentiary Friday night. Terror Behind the Walls runs select nights from September 22 through November 11, 2017. New this year is Blood Yard, which is the third of six haunted attractions that comprise Terror Behind the Walls. All six attractions are included with admission. Tickets are available online or at the door, subject to availability. Ticket prices start at $19 and vary by night. Click here to buy […]

  • Temple, Villanova and PennDOT collaborate on “rain gardens” along I-95

    PHILADELPHIA, PA  –Along different sections of the I-95 reconstruction project, PennDot has teamed up with civil engineers from Temple and Villanova to help steer rainfall away from Philly’s over-taxed storm water collection system. According to officials at Villanova, the “rain gardens” collect stormwater from the interstate and once collected it is disposed of in one of three ways. It is released back into the atmosphere through evapotranspiration, absorbed by the garden plants, or filtered through the garden bed to the […]

  • The Goldbergs creator, Adam F. Goldberg, honored in Philadelphia with Tastykakes and Eagles memorabilia

    JENKINTOWN, PA — The creator and executive producer for the popular television series, “The Goldbergs,” Adam F. Goldberg, was honored in his hometown and at his high school on Friday. The Jenkintown native was introduced by Mayor Kenney and given memorabilia from the Phillies, the Flyers, and the Eagles at an afternoon event at City Hall. Goldberg’s family was on hand to watch him address an assembly at his alma-mater, The William Penn Charter School, later in the day. The […]

  • Mummers Parade to welcome “Santino’s Dragons” in 2018; Group made up of special needs children

    SOUTH PHILADELPHIA — For the first time ever, a comic brigade in the 2018 New Year’s Day Mummers parade with consist entirely of children with special needs. The group was inspired by 12-year-old artist from South Philly, Santino Stagliano. Santino said he draws dragons because, “They are cool! They can fly and breathe fire. They’re misunderstood creatures.” Santino’s mother, Lisa Stagliano, says drawing was how her son, who was nonverbal until the age of 5, communicated with her. Santino was diagnosed with […]

  • Gas prices affected by Hurricane Harvey

    NORTH PHILADELPHIA, PA — Gas prices around the country have increased after refineries in Texas went offline because of Hurricane Harvey. We asked Temple University Professor of Finance, Dr. Sherry Jarrell, about the impact on our region. Jarrell explained, “It’s such a tight relationship between supply and demand. We demand a lot. We have a constricted supply. So any disruption to that actually causes a much bigger problem down the road and it takes us a while to recover from […]

  • Trump plan to eliminate student visas could impact NJ shore towns

    OCEAN CITY, NJ – Thousands of international students who work at businesses in shore towns as part of the J-1 visa program could soon lose those privileges. Margarita Savranskaya is a 21-year-old college student from the Ukraine and said she’s been busy working in Ocean City all summer long. She works at Jilly’s T Shirt Factory on the boardwalk and at another business a few blocks down.  “I work here from 9:00am until 3:00pm and then from 4:00pm until midnight at Steels Fudge. […]

  • Hundreds of volunteers help renovate West Philly school

    WEST PHILADELPHIA — Brian Wallace is the principal of the Morton McMichael school in West Philadelphia and says his school has been blessed this year to get help with some much-needed renovations. Wallace said his school was, “Well used…really run down and it needed a lot of love and attention.” Starting last week, the Goldenberg Group, which is a Philadelphia based real estate developer, held its 6th annual school improvement project. They gathered over 200 volunteers from other businesses around the […]