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Temple joins growing list of schools making standardized tests optional for applicants

Temple joins growing list of schools making standardized tests optional for applicantsNervous test-takers, fear not. Temple University announced Tuesday it will join the growing list of colleges ditching the SAT as an entrance requirement.  

Volunteers answer dramatic call to arms to stage 'Henry IV' battle scene in Philly

Volunteers answer dramatic call to arms to stage 'Henry IV' battle scene in Philly"We simulate a battle. There is artillery and people are dying," said Sean McGarry, his red shirt indicating his loyalty to the king of England. "One half simulates a fortress, and the other simulates firing canons at a

Construction equipment growing legs on New Jersey job sites

Construction equipment growing legs on New Jersey job sitesNew Jersey now ranks fifth in the nation for thefts of backhoes and other construction equipment, according to rankings from the stolen vehicle tracking company LoJack. The jump in thefts of heavy construction equipment in the

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5 ways to cope with noise-sensitive neighbors

Philadelphia's close-quarter housing can be a catalyst for tight-knit neighborly communities.  But who hasn't gotten a noise complaint from a neighbor? Here's to how to handle those neighbors.
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In defense of a 'Bad Mother': Debra Harrell's village fails her

It takes a village to shame a mother. That's what happened this month in South Carolina, where 46-year-old Debra Harrell was charged with unlawful conduct toward her child, a felony that carries up to 10 years in jail.

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Construction equipment growing legs on New Jersey job sites

Construction equipment growing legs on New Jersey job sites

New Jersey now ranks fifth in the nation for thefts of backhoes and other construction equipment, according to rankings from the stolen vehicle tracking company LoJack. The jump in thefts of heavy construction equipment in the
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3 tips for identifying poison ivy — beyond 'leaves of three'

3 tips for identifying poison ivy — beyond 'leaves of three'

For the past few summers, Elkins Park homeowner Laura Frank has been managing the poison ivy in her yard on her own. This year, though, the patch in her front yard exploded, seemingly overnight.
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