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Weekly Entertainment Guide - BlackStar Film Fest, Dragon Boats & Music Festivals

Weekly Entertainment Guide - BlackStar Film Fest, Dragon Boats & Music FestivalsEnjoy dragon boats, blues, and a boat parade on the river, get messy with science, see a one minute play, dance to Reggae in the Park, sing along with Patsy Cline, and take a trip back to the Tudor period. Something for

Six Philly narcotics cops charged in corruption probe [photos]

Six Philly narcotics cops charged in corruption probe [photos]Federal prosecutors have charged six Philadelphia narcotics cops with a host of corruption charges, inclulding robbery, extortion, kidnapping and drug dealing.

In advance of special session, Christie again urges N.J. lawmakers to approve bail changes

In advance of special session, Christie again urges N.J. lawmakers to approve bail changesWhile Gov. Chris Christie said he understands some New Jersey may be unhappy about having their summer vacation interrupted by a special session Thursday, he said action on changes to the state's bail system cannot wait.

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Sláinte! Remembering an unlikely friend and his favorite pint
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Sláinte! Remembering an unlikely friend and his favorite pint

Craig and I were an odd couple from the get go. A highly cultured man with a patrician air, he seemed to be a character out of "Downton Abbey" with his elegant manners, refined bearing and scholarly knowledge of classical
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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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Human trafficking hides in the corners of everyday Philly-area life

Human trafficking hides in the corners of everyday Philly-area life

Recent legal cases in Philadelphia have brought attention to the crime of  "human trafficking." A Philadelphia man forced a 15-year-old girl to have sex for money, threatening to kill her if she told anyone or ran away.
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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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