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Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters: A Tribute

Last weekend, a famous Philadelphian died. He was a dentist. But David Bresler — of Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters fame — was definitely famous locally. Those […]

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Reward In Shane Montgomery’s Disappearance Rises to $25,000

The reward for information about the disappearance of Shane Montgomery has risen to $25,000, and 6ABC reports that new details have emerged about his last-known […]

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Body Pulled from SUV That Plunged Into Schuylkill

The body of an unidentified woman has been pulled from an SUV that plunged into the Schuylkill around noon today. Fox 29 reports: “Witnesses say […]

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Hero Teen Pulls Officer From Burning Car

FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV 17-year-old Joe Chambers is being praised as a hero this week after pulling a Philadelphia police officer from a […]

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On Lena Dunham Sexual Abuse Controversy, Truth Revolt Has a Point

A discussion about Lena Dunham has a way of sending everyone to their respective, petty corners. Feminists over here. Those who are offended by imperfect […]

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Cooper Health CEO, Wife Found Dead After Fire

The head of the Camden-based Cooper Health System was found dead, along with his wife, at their home Sunday, following a fire at their home […]

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WATCH: Implosion of Germantown High-Rise


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Ursinus College President Is Dead

Ursinus College northwest of Philadelphia has announced that its president, Bobby Fong, has died of natural causes. No other information was immediately available.

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Juniata College’s Ancient Book is (Sadly) Not Made of Human Skin

The New York Times reports that Juniata College in Huntingdon has dispelled a myth about one of the more treasured books in its collection, the […]

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Bucks County School Mourns Students Killed in Crash

The Bucks County Courier-Times reports on a vigil held Tuesday for three students of Council Rock High School who died in a one-vehicle accident over […]

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Woman Killed After Hit by Three Vehicles

The Inquirer reports a woman died on North Broad Street this morning after being struck by three vehicles — two of which fled the scene.

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Where Is the Outrage Over James Foley’s Beheading?

There have been two weeks of outrage over the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The details of the shooting are still fuzzy, but […]

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Jersey Lawmakers Support Increased Safety for Rail Cars Carrying Oil

Crude oil car dangling over river in Philadelphia after train derailment http://t.co/5OPetb9vh4 pic.twitter.com/HV0B1tQBdX — ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) January 21, 2014 Perhaps spurred by memories of last […]

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Enough Is Enough: Ferguson, Authority, and America’s Never-Healing Race Wound

I know this is going to devastate a bunch of whiny privileged white people and politicians who would just love to say that we’re “post-racial” […]

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Did Philly’s Former Police Commissioner Develop Ferguson’s Crackdown Techniques?

One bit of irony regarding the massive police crackdown on protesters (and journalists) in Ferguson, Mo. this week: Democracy advocates in the Middle East began […]