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After years of silence, St. Peter's Church bells to ring in Easter

After years of silence, St. Peter's Church bells to ring in EasterWhen Philadelphia's historic St. Peter's Church, where George Washington once worshipped, was built in 1761, it was the tallest structure in the city. It kept that distinction for 140 years until the statue of William Penn was

'Loan bank' for flood-zone homes faces long odds in Pa.

'Loan bank' for flood-zone homes faces long odds in Pa.The one idea state lawmakers heard to help Pennsylvania homeowners facing rising flood insurance rates may have been a dud.
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Medical questions linger as marijuana legalization proposal hits New Jersey

Medical questions linger as marijuana legalization proposal hits New Jersey What do we know about marijuana's impact on our brains? 
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Late-night SEPTA subways a good start, but Philly deserves even more from public transit
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Late-night SEPTA subways a good start, but Philly deserves even more from public transit

I am no starry-eyed idealist. I am too Philly for that. Even if SEPTA restores 24/7 subway service, SEPTA will still not be the world-class transit system that Philadelphia deserves.
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SEPTA's late-night experiment a 'huge step forward' into Philly's future

This week SEPTA announced it would return all-night subway service to the city of Philadelphia — a refreshingly progressive move from an organization that, at least in my opinion, has been far less than refreshing in my

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Inga Saffron: It's not just architecture, it's city life criticism

Inga Saffron: It's not just architecture, it's city life criticism

Inga Saffron, who writes the "Changing Skyline" column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism this week.
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How much sleep is enough? Researchers will evaluate national guidelines

How much sleep is enough? Researchers will evaluate national guidelines

What's the right amount of sleep, where we feel rested, good, and our brains function at their best? A group of researchers is going to re-evaluate that magic number.
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