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  • PHL17 Down The Shore: Ocean City New Jersey

    Every Friday, the PHL17 news team heads down to a different shore point to showcase what’s happening! This week, we sent our Jenna Meissner back to America’s greatest family resort, Ocean City New Jersey. The first stop on our OCNJ tour was JiLLy’s French Fry Factory. Known for its fresh fries, JiLLy’s prides itself on the saying “The Best Fry You’ll Ever Try.” The JiLLy’s franchise has nine locations along the boardwalk, each offering a different atmosphere to visitors. JiLLy’s […]

  • First Round of SEPTA Key Cards Expire July 31st

    Commuter alert! If you were one of the first round of people to receive a SEPTA Key Card, it will expire on July 31st. SEPTA Key Cards are valid for 3 years. You can find the expiration date on the front of the card. Look for the area marked “GOOD THRU.” For more information on transferring existing fare products or getting a new card, click here.

  • PHL17 Down The Shore: Stone Harbor

    Every Friday, the PHL17 news team heads down to a different shore point to showcase what’s happening! This week, we sent our Jenna Meissner to Stone Harbor, New Jersey. What better way to start the morning than a good workout? Bayside Fitness Club is open 24 hours a day all year long. The fully equipped gym offers a variety of classes like paddle board workouts on the bay. It’s not uncommon to see Bluff the cross-beaked rooster walking around the […]

  • Commuter Alert: I-95 Southbound Ramp to Girard Avenue Closed Until 2021

    The exit ramp from southbound Interstate 95 to Girard Avenue is closed for two years following a long-term construction project. Crews are reconstructing the southbound viaduct at the Girard Avenue Interchange and building new on and off-ramps. Commuters are directed to take the southbound off-ramp at Allegheny Avenue, turn left on Allegheny Avenue, followed by a quick right onto Allen Street and left onto Richmond Street. Here, travelers can access Girard Avenue or Aramingo Avenue. The on-ramp to I-95 southbound […]

  • Commuter Alert: Changes Coming to SEPTA Regional Rail Lines July 20th-August 4th

    The Southwest Connection Improvement Program is back and will impact some of SEPTA’s regional rail lines starting Saturday, July 20th. The three lines impacted are the Airport Line, Media/Elwyn Line and Wilmington/ Newark Line. The Airport Line will have no train service during the project. Shuttle buses will replace the train service between Eastwick, Airport Terminals and 30th St Station. The Media/ Elwyn Line will have some service between Elwyn & 49th Street Stations following a special timetable. Shuttle buses […]

  • PHL17 Down The Shore: Ocean City New Jersey

    Every Friday, the PHL17 news team heads down to a different shore point to showcase what’s happening! This week, we sent our Jenna Meissner to America’s greatest family resort, Ocean City New Jersey. First stop? Jilly’s Arcade! The 24-hour arcade is known for its 10 cents-a-game Skeeball. If you’re looking to fuel up before hitting the beach, the OC Surf Cafe is a surfer’s paradise. Ever have a doughnut ice cream sandwich? Drip N’ Scoop is the only place on […]

  • City of Philadelphia Releases 2019 Wawa Welcome America Road Closures

    Philadelphia’s 4th of July celebration Wawa Welcome America kicked off over the weekend. The six-day festival features more than 50 free, multicultural and multigenerational, patriotic events! Commuters can expect a number of road closures and added volume on the impacted streets throughout the week. Below you can find a full listing of road closures and more details about the events. Sunday – June 30, 2019 Historic Philadelphia Block Party & Gospel on Independence Event activity for the block part and […]

  • Taylorsville Road On-Ramp Temporarily Closed in Bucks County

    Another step in the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project started Wednesday, May 29th in Bucks County. The on-ramp from Taylorsville Rd to I-295 West and the I-295 West Rest Area in Lower Makefield Township are temporarily closed until early July. The lengthy detour around the construction is as followed: – Follow the ramp for I-295 South & cross the Scudder Falls Bridge into New Jersey – Continue on I-295 South to Scotch Road North (Exit 73A) and use the loop […]

  • Walnut Street Ramp to I-76 Closed

    Update: The ramp from Walnut Street to I-76 Eastbound reopened just before 4 PM on Monday, June 17th. A major on-ramp to the Schuylkill Expressway is temporarily closed for a larger rehabilitation project. The Walnut Street on-ramp to I-76 Eastbound at the 30th Street Interchange shutdown at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20th. The ramp repairs are a part of PennDOT’s project to rehabilitate the Chestnut Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River. The closure is scheduled to last 25 days […]

  • PHL17 Community Heroes: Local Treatment Center Puts Focus on First Responders

    PHL17 along with Barb’s Harley-Davidson is setting out to honor local community heroes. This week, Mirmont Treatment Center was spotlighted for their Valor with Integrity Program for Emergency Responders. Emergency responders put the welfare of others above their own safety every day, but have you ever wondered who helps the helpers? Mirmont Treatment Center’s Valor with Integrity Program for Emergency Responders, or VIPER, is a program focused on bettering the lives of those who save ours. Many times the trauma […]

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