Ten years in the making, $4.6 million spent, and over 70,000 square feet of skateable surface: Paine's Park is unique among American skate parks in that it is designed to solve multiple programming challenges: move people between the Schuylkill River and the Parkway, create a centralized gathering spot along the heavily used Schuylkill River Trail, and make it awesome enough to be a skateboarding destination like Love Park used to be.
The head of Pennsylvania's Open Records Office would like to see changes to a bill that's been introduced in the State Senate.
When the new Right to Know Law, improving access to government records, was enacted in 2009, it brought some unexpected consequences. The Pennsylvania corrections department was flooded by requests from inmates. Businesses started asking for stacks of records to improve their marketing.
Some are baffled and others saddened by the fact that humans put footprints on the moon more than 40 years ago and have not ventured a fraction of that distance from home since. Have we lost our spirit of exploration?
The coastal areas of New Jersey and New York are in dire need of improved infrastructure, according to the politicians, academics, journalists, and businesses leaders assembled for Thursday night's Sandy Town Hall at Monmouth University.
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NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller discussed the week's top stories - the conviction of West Philadelphia abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell and Mayor Michael Nutter's request to find funding for schools - with reporters Holly Otterbein and Carolyn Beeler.
Stella is getting ready for her big day. As Joanne Dhody brushes Stella's teeth, a pink tongue searches for a random smear of beef-flavored toothpaste. Stella is Dhody's 13-year-old Jack Russell terrier, a registered therapy
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