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Philadelphia television icon Gene London, 88

January 24, 2020

Beloved Philadelphia children’s show host Gene London — whose given name was Gene Yulish — died on January 19 in Reading, Pennsylvania following complications after a fall at his home last Friday. He was 88. One of the many local celebrities whose popular children’s shows dominated Philadelphia’s airwaves, London hosted “Cartoon Corners” from 1959-1977 and

Julie Coker, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau to depart in March 2020

January 24, 2020

On January 17, Julie Coker notified the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) Administrative Committee of the Board of Directors that she will be tendering her resignation in March 2020 as president and CEO. She has accepted the position of president and CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority. Coker has served as the President...

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June release set for book by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings

January 26, 2020

Book cover image: Harper Collins By HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — A book by Rep. Elijah Cummings,

Study: Spotted lanternfly costing Pennsylvania $50M annually

January 24, 2020

By Michael Rubinkam ASSOCIATED PRESS  The spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia that i

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Week In Review

Rutgers names university’s first Black president

January 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Jonathan Hollloway NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University named a high-ran

Civil rights activist tweet: Was asked to give up train seat

January 24, 2020

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Jeter one vote shy of unanimous, Walker also elected to Hall

ABOVE PHOTO: In this July 9, 2011, file photo, New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter hits a home run for his 3,000th career hit during the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium in New York. Jeter could be a unanimous pick when Baseball Hall of Fame voting is…


Church asks members over 60 years old to worship elsewhere to make room for new young people

By Amanda Casanova  A church in Minnesota is asking its members older than 60 years old to worship elsewhere while the church closes to “reset” and welcome younger families. According to the Grand Forks Herald, the Grove United Methodist Church in Cottage Grove, Minn. is closing in June and reopening in November. A church…

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January 23, 2020

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Terry Crews visits Philadelphia to talk life lessons, ‘America’s Got Talent’ and the beauty of creativity

January 23, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine Terry Crews truly embodies the word multi-hyphenate, having been incredibly successful in various aspects...

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Swiping payment cards at the pump could put your card information at risk

January 23, 2020

BPT Have you paid for gas recently at the pump where you’ve had to swipe your credit...


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