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Europe banning U.S. travelers due to America’s soaring COVID-19 infections

June 30, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Continent on Tuesday decided to reopen to visitors from 14 countries but not the U.S., where some of the states that pushed hardest and earliest to reopen their economies are now in retreat because of an alarming surge in confirmed coronavirus infections. The European Union’s decision came a day after…

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Apr 9: Septa to close select stations, suspend certain regional rail and bus routes under New Lifeline Service

April 8, 2020

New Lifeline service goes into effect on Thursday, April 9, 2020 across all modes that focuses on providing access for essential workers traveling to hospitals, grocery stores and other life-sustaining services. Below is a summary of the changes: Market-Frankford Line: Select stations will be closed (Church, Tioga, Somerset, York-Dauphin, 2nd Street, 5th Street, 13th Street,…

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Smooth Traveler: The Black Dispatch: Spying While Black (Part Two)

March 12, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Harriet Tubman statue   (Photo: Renée S. Gordon) By Renée S. Gordon  African Americans served as spies during the American Revolution with the belief that their service would prove the loyalty of the people, improve their condition and for the ever present promises of freedom. However, the status of African Americans largely did…

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Let Trends Guide Your 2020 Travel

March 11, 2020

FAMILY FEATURES While there’s plenty to be said for taking the proverbial road less traveled, fellow tourists can provide a wealth of knowledge to help shape a vacation filled with lifelong memories.  Whether you expect your travel plans for 2020 to take you near or far, having a pulse on how and where others enjoy…

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Smooth Traveler: The Black Dispatch: Spying While Black (Part One)

March 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: White House of the Confederacy (Photo: Renée S. Gordon) By Renée S. Gordon “They also serve who only stand and wait.”  — John Milton We can all acknowledge the fact that Blacks have played a significant role in United States history, from the Spanish explorers, Estevanico, Pedro Nino and Juan Garrido, to advancements…

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The Wildwoods, NJ bring fun in the sun for everyone

March 6, 2020

The Wildwoods, NJ – The Wildwoods, NJ are bursting with attractions from the beach and boardwalk to amusement parks, events, a bike path, and beyond – making the resort destination one of the best places to visit down the Jersey shore with fun for everyone. Consistently named among the country’s top beaches, the Wildwoods’ beaches…

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Smooth Traveler: Delving into Durham, NC (part two)

February 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mural (Photos: Renée S. Gordon) By Renée S. Gordon “Hope is a song in a weary throat.”    –Pauli Murray The use of slave labor in North Carolina was, from the outset, a moneymaking proposition. In 1663, eight Lord Proprietors were granted a charter from King Charles II. The “Concessions of 1665” were…

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Smooth Traveler: Delving into Durham, NC (Part One)

February 24, 2020

By Renée S. Gordon Cities are, in their own ways, canvasses that depict the history, culture and dreams of the residents. Stories reflected there are ever changing but the past never really disappears and, if one looks closely enough, one can see traces of earlier times and their ongoing impact.    Durham is a classic…

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