5 hours ago

Critics of Delaware's school funding system call for overhaul

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    Critics of Delaware's school funding system call for overhaul : Education : WHYY
    A clarion call is being sounded in some Delaware education circles to revamp the way public schools are funded. The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware sued the state in January, arguing the current system is unconstitutional. At a conference this week, local and national leaders piggybacked on that theme and advocated change.
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10 hours ago

Eagles victory parade cost Philly $2 million

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    Eagles victory parade cost Philly $2 million : Money : WHYY
    Each program mixes interviews with guest travel experts, your call-ins with questions and comments, and music. We talk about our favorite travels in Europe, as well as travel anywhere in the U.S. and the rest of the world. Philadelphia spent $2.27 million on February's victory parade for the Super Bowl champion Eagles.
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12 hours ago

Gallup: Most blacks say they’re treated more harshly than whites

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People gather outside a Starbucks on 18th and Spruce streets in Philadelphia to protest Thursday's controversial arrests of two black men at the store. (Bastiaan Slabbers/for WHYY)

    Gallup: Most blacks say they're treated more harshly than whites : NewsWorks Tonight : Community : WHYY
    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup's Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion. In the wake of national focus on the Starbucks incident in Rittenhouse Square, we can look back at Gallup data on perceived discrimination.
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13 hours ago

Delaware students talk school shootings with U.S. Sen. Chris Coons

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    Delaware students talk school shootings with U.S. Sen. Chris Coons : Politics & Policy : WHYY
    While hundreds of students walked out of their classrooms to protest gun violence Friday on the anniversary of the Columbine High School mass murder, about 400 students talked about their concerns with Delaware U.S. Sen. Chris Coons. Students from Appoquinimink High and Middletown High gathered to talk about more than 50 mass shooting incidents in the 19 years since Columbine.
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13 hours ago

Trying to keep post-Parkland momentum, students again protest gun violence in Philly

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    Trying to keep post-Parkland momentum, students again protest gun violence in Philly
    For the second time in as many months, high school students around the country walked out of school to protest gun violence and call for more gun control. Friday's rallies commemorated the 19th anniversary of the school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado - perhaps still the most infamous school massacre - and came more than two months after slaughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School unleashed waves of youth protest.
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14 hours ago

LA Fitness issues apology: Gym employees wrongly accuse black member of not paying, call cops

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    LA Fitness issues apology: Gym employees wrongly accuse black member of not paying, call cops
    Tshyrad Oates posted video Monday night of the incident at the club in Secaucus, outside New York City in northern New Jersey. It shows his unidentified friend, who is a club member, talking to club employees while several police officers look on.
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14 hours ago

Elusive witness still a no-show at Cosby trial

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    Elusive witness still a no-show at Cosby trial : The trial of Bill Cosby : Courts & Law : WHYY
    Where in the world is Sheri Williams? That's a question bedeviling Bill Cosby's defense lawyers in the waning days the TV star's criminal retrial on sex assault charges. The defense team has been trying to get Williams on the witness stand, but a private investigator's eight subpoena attempts that would compel her to testify have failed to reach the Charlotte, North Carolina, resident.
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15 hours ago

Ban it or not? Gun control opponents want it both ways

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    Ban it or not? Gun control opponents want it both ways
    Give Delaware some credit. While just about everyone else has stopped talking about the brave survivors of a high school shooting in Florida, legislators in the First State are still actually working toward passing small but meaningful gun control legislation. That said, things are moving slowly. On Wednesday, Gov.
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15 hours ago

Electronic dance music superstar Avicii dies at 28

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    Electronic dance music superstar Avicii dies at 28
    Avicii, the Swedish producer who was one of the world's most successful DJs, was found dead today in Muscat, Oman, his publicist confirmed to NPR Music. He was 28. No cause of death was given. Born Tim Bergling, Avicii rose to worldwide fame quickly beginning in 2011 with the release of "Levels" and earning a ...
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16 hours ago

Old City District shared FYI Philly's video.

New restaurants in Old City will be featured on FYI Philly this Saturday! 😀

    FYI Philly
    Saturday on FYI Philly we have tailgating tips for Winterthur Point-to-Point, Ducis Rodgers shows off his comedic genius, and new restaurants in Old City District and South Philly. Check out a...
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16 hours ago

N.J. governor signs bill prohibiting offshore drilling

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    N.J. governor signs bill prohibiting offshore drilling
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill prohibiting oil and natural gas drilling in state waters, as well as preventing infrastructure like pipelines that could support drilling in more distant federal waters.
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16 hours ago

Potent attack ads hit the air waves in Pa. GOP governor’s race

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    Potent attack ads hit the air waves in Pa. GOP governor's race
    With all the ads popping up on your television and your computer, there is no doubt that it's election season. In November, Pennsylvanians will be electing a governor, a U.S. senator, and members of Congress, all running in new districts. There are state races as well.
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17 hours ago

The Monkey & The Elephant added 2 new photos....

Thanks to Foobooz for their shoutout to The Monkey & The Elephant this week! #philly #philadelphia #coffeewithacause #foster #fosteryouth #ourcoffeeispowerful #mandecafe #brewerytown #brewerytownisbooming ☕️ 🐒 🐘


17 hours ago

Saturday, April 21st is the last day to exper...

Saturday, April 21st is the last day to experience Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Winifred Helton-Harmon. While you're here join us for Earth Day at the Center and enjoy hands-on crafts, information on how to keep our planet happy, and free giveaways! Open 10 am - 5 pm. For more info: http://ow.ly/9ZrT30jB5Vo


17 hours ago

Independent Fiscal Office assesses Wolf’s budget proposal

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    Independent Fiscal Office assesses Wolf's budget proposal
    The commonwealth's Independent Fiscal Office has released its yearly assessment of Governor Tom Wolf's budget proposal. It reports that most of the revenue estimates check out. That is, if Wolf can figure out how to get his ideas past the GOP-controlled General Assembly.
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17 hours ago

Lots of thought for food at ’18 Philly Science Festival

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    Lots of thought for food at '18 Philly Science Festival
    People usually stop by Reading Terminal Market for the juicy roast pork sandwiches, the freshly made scrapple, and the gooey apple dumplings. But for the next week, the Philadelphia Science Festival will pull back the curtain and show people how much science takes place at the market every day to make those dishes so delectable.
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18 hours ago

Old City has a thriving dining scene, and Roy...

Old City has a thriving dining scene, and Royal Boucherie and Vista Peru were named among the Hottest Restaurants in Philadelphia by Eater Philly!

    The Hottest Restaurants in Philly Right Now, January 2018
    Tipsters, readers, friends, and family of Eater always want to know: Where should I eat right now? What are the hottest new places? What's everyone talking about? While the Eater 38 is a resource covering Philly's most essential restaurants, it's not a chronicle of the "it" places of the moment.
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18 hours ago

In suit, DNC blames election loss on Trump-Russia alliance

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    In suit, DNC blames election loss on Trump-Russia alliance
    Here! Now! In the moment! Paddling in the middle of a fast moving stream of news and information. Here & Now is a daily news magazine, bringing you the news that breaks after "Morning Edition" and before "All Things Considered."
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20 hours ago

Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

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    Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses
    Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest chapter in a wide-ranging scandal at the banking giant. However, it appears that none of the $1 billion will go directly the victims of Wells Fargo's abuses.
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21 hours ago

The Clay Studio added 5 new photos.

Congrats to our former Education Staff and instructors, Carin Sankus (Carin Sankus Ceramics) and Grace Tessein on their thesis exhibitions. Check our their instagram accounts for more information on their shows: https://www.instagram.com/carinsankus https://www.instagram.com/gracetessein And their websites: https://www.carinsankus.com https://www.gracetessein.com


21 hours ago

On 4/20 Chuck Schumer to introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana

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    On 4/20 Chuck Schumer to introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana
    Politics isn't always red or blue. Lately, it's all about green. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation on Friday to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in America.
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22 hours ago

Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1 series lead

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    Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1 series lead
    Joel Embiid had trouble with his new mask. It didn't slow him down. Embiid's playoff debut was a smashing success for Philadelphia. The All-Star center returned from a 10-game absence by scoring 23 points, including a personal 7-0 run down the stretch that iced matters, and the 76ers reclaimed control of their Eastern Conference first-round series by topping the Miami Heat 128-108 on Thursday night.
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24 hours ago

Mummers off Broad: New book of photos documents a decade of wenches

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    Mummers off Broad: New book of photos documents a decade of wenches
    Not many people have the Mummers on their minds in April, but photographer Andrea Modica is not the typical Mummer photographer. Thursday, she is releasing "January 1," a book of photographs shot over 10 years, one day per year. It features formal, black and white portraits of wenches taken on Two Street immediately after the annual New Year's Day parade.
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24 hours ago

Day of service, no walkout at Columbine on 19th anniversary

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    Day of service, no walkout at Columbine on 19th anniversary
    A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings.
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25 hours ago

Not everyone feels welcome camping out in ‘third spaces’ like Starbucks

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    Not everyone feels welcome camping out in 'third spaces' like Starbucks
    For years, Starbucks has described its stores as a "third space" - a quasi-public place, away from home or the office, where anyone is welcome to hang out. But the rules about that space are murky. They can vary from place to place, and even store to store.
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25 hours ago

Schooled: Season Two Trailer

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    Schooled: Season Two Trailer
    The Pulse focuses on stories at the heart of health, science and innovation in the Philadelphia region. Listen 1:30 John Wister Elementary is a tiny school in a Philadelphia neighborhood besieged by poverty. And it sparked a huge, citywide debate.
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25 hours ago

High holiday: 4/20 traces roots to these high school stoners

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They keep those records in a rented safe deposit box in a San Francisco bank where they also store other documentation, including postmarked letters they exchanged in the mid-1970s discussing 420. The San Francisco bank’s address, as it happens, is 420 Montgomery Street.

    High holiday: 4/20 traces roots to these high school stoners
    Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a celebration and homage to pot's enduring and universal slang for smoking. Festivities are planned worldwide, culminating with a synchronized smoke at 4:20 p.m. local time.
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29 hours ago

Delco man sentenced to 30 years for hiding warlord past

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    Delco man sentenced to 30 years for hiding warlord past
    A federal judge has sentenced Delaware County businessman Mohammed Jabbateh to 30 years in prison for lying to U.S. immigration officials about being a brutal warlord during Liberia's first civil war. The historic sentence far exceeds the federal guidelines - 15 to 20 months - for someone convicted of immigration fraud and perjury.
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29 hours ago

Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn’s ‘judgment issues’

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    Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn's 'judgment issues'
    President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and his chief of staff asked days later if Flynn's communications were being monitored under a secret surveillance warrant, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press.
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33 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added 3 new...

Happy #GiveOUTDay! We have just 3 hours to go in our campaign to replace our folding chairs. We raised enough today for 55 new chairs--thanks, William R., for that last one--but need a bunch more even to replace those most desperate for retirement. So, if you're on Facebook tonight, with $26 burning a hole in your pocket, please consider donating a chair. Thank you! https://www.giveoutday.org/c/GO/a/waygay40.


36 hours ago

Cosby drug expert on pills given to Constand: Not quaaludes

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    Cosby drug expert on pills given to Constand: Not quaaludes
    A drug analyst put on the stand by Bill Cosby's defense team testified Thursday there is no way the entertainer gave his primary accuser quaaludes. The analyst said the now-banned sedative was never dispensed as blue pills - which is how accuser Andrea Constand described the tablets Cosby gave her.
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36 hours ago

Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with U.S. government

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    Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with U.S. government
    Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career.
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36 hours ago

Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants

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    Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants
    Marketplace focuses on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. It is noted for its accessible coverage of business, economics and personal finance.
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36 hours ago

Army considers 15 cities — including Philadelphia — for home of new Futures Command

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    Army considers 15 cities - including Philadelphia - for home of new Futures Command
    The Army says it's considering 15 cities for the headquarters of its planned Futures Command, which will keep track of emerging technology and innovations that could be used in warfighting.The Army notified the cities this week and asked for detailed information.
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36 hours ago

Court finds Morris County violated N.J. Constitution in funding church repairs

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    Court finds Morris County violated N.J. Constitution in funding church repairs : Politics & Policy : WHYY
    Historic preservation advocates say a decision by New Jersey's highest court will make it difficult for churches to get the money they need to renovate their architecturally significant structures. The state Supreme Court has ruled that New Jersey's constitution prohibits using taxpayer funds to repair and restore churches.
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37 hours ago

Rally in Philadelphia emphasizes help, hope for sexual assault victims

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    Rally in Philadelphia emphasizes help, hope for sexual assault victims : Community : WHYY
    Women Organized Against Rape staged a rally Thursday at Philadelphia's City Hall to demonstrate that there's help for victims of sexual assault. Kathryn Wylde, who said was abused since infancy, said she's constantly haunted by that abuse.
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38 hours ago

SpaceX launches NASA satellite to search for alien worlds

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    SpaceX launches NASA satellite to search for alien worlds
    Updated at 8:40 p.m. ET SpaceX has launched NASA's planet-hunting satellite TESS into outer space Wednesday evening from Cape Canaveral. Tess - short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - will spend two years searching for planets near bright, nearby stars. The satellite was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
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40 hours ago

Black in Rittenhouse and designing for a diverse city

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    Black in Rittenhouse and designing for a diverse city
    One week ago, the arrest of two black men at a Rittenhouse Square Starbucks pushed a provocative idea about the racialization of urban space into mainstream conversation.
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40 hours ago

Christie commissions $85K portrait

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    Christie commissions $85K portrait
    Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. Associated Press Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's official portrait will cost $85,000, which is more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three predecessors combined.
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40 hours ago

Meet the students who dreamed up Friday’s national school walkout

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    Meet the students who dreamed up Friday's national school walkout
    When Lane Murdock, a high school sophomore, heard that 17 high school students and educators had been killed in a shooting in Parkland, Fla., she says she felt numb. To her, and so many others, mass shootings can feel all too common in the U.S.
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40 hours ago

PPD chief says he ‘failed miserably’ in addressing Starbucks arrests

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    PPD commissioner says he 'failed miserably' in addressing Starbucks arrests
    Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. Associated Press Philadelphia's police commissioner is apologizing to two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks in the city.
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40 hours ago

Small Pinelands wildfire is reminder that N.J. forest fire season is underway

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    Small Pinelands blaze is reminder that N.J. forest fire season is underway
    A quickly contained wildfire in Ocean County on Thursday morning is a reminder that New Jersey's spring forest fire season is underway. The small fire, estimated around five acres in size, broke out in a remote area near the Forked River Mountain in Lacey Township shortly before 10 a.m., according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.
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41 hours ago

Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? T...

Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? Take a look at our upcoming special events to help you decide when to go. #WilmaPassage #CollegeNight #BeerNight #DirectorsGathering

    Passage Events | The Wilma Theater
    Calling all Penn Quakers, Temple Owls, UArts Unicorns, Drexel Dragons, and everything in between - College Night is back! For only $10, join classmates and students from other Philadelphia colleges and universities for a complimentary pre-show reception full of delicious pizza and treats at 6:30pm in the studio room.
    https://www.wilmatheater.org

41 hours ago

As N.J. kills red foxes to protect shore birds, 80,000 petitioners demand killing end

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    As N.J. kills red foxes to protect shore birds, 80,000 petitioners demand killing end
    In a case of the birds vs. the foxes, 80,000 people have signed a petition asking the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife to end the practice of culling the red fox population. On the side of endangered shorebirds - including the plover - the DEP wants to control the fox population.
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41 hours ago

New Jersey could require training, licensing for pet groomers

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    New Jersey could require training, licensing for pet groomers
    A New Jersey lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require training and licensing for pet groomers. Sen. Kip Bateman said his bill is a response to the death of three dogs in the past five months while in the care of groomers. "Dogs are members of people's families. They're loved ones.
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41 hours ago

Planning officials put proposed community outreach rules on hold

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    Planning officials put proposed community outreach rules on hold
    On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Planning Commission put a hold on City Council legislation intended to overhaul community notification requirements about zoning changes. The proposed regulation was initially introduced as a public-safety minded response to a recent North Philadelphia housefire that killed four residents of a rooming house.
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41 hours ago

‘Pharma Bro’ moves to New Jersey … for federal prison stay

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    'Pharma Bro' moves to New Jersey ... for federal prison stay
    The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug was moved Tuesday to a low-security federal prison in New Jersey. Martin Shkreli was sent from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center in New York to the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix.
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