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POSTED: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 4:38 PM
This boarded-up rowhouse with a chair on its front stoop at 3831 Cambridge St. in West Philadelphia is owned by Antoine Gardiner. He and his property management company, Bizness As Usual, owe $471,000 in back taxes on 58 properties, public records show. DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer

Join journalist Patrick Kerkstra and University of Pennsylvania urban economist, Kevin Gillen at noon on Wednesday to chat about “Ravaged By Neglect, The Delinquency Crisis,” on the city’s failure to deal with delinquent properties and their toll on neighborhoods. Gillen did the analysis at the core of the yearlong Inquirer/PlanPhilly project.

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POSTED: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 9:57 PM
The casket of teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn., is lifted from St. Mary Of The Assumption Church after a funeral service in Katonah, N.Y. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Murphy died when Adam Lanza, walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

The governor of Connecticut is calling for a National Moment of SIlence at 9:30 a.m. Friday to remember the victims of last week's tragedy in Newtown. Inquirer reporters around our regions will report on how local residents are marking the event.


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POSTED: Monday, May 7, 2012, 2:05 PM

Inquirer reporter Miriam Hill and Melissa Dribben provide live coverage of today's federal civil trial in the Ride the Ducks tour boat tragedy that claimed the lives of two Hungarian tourists.


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POSTED: Friday, November 4, 2011, 4:35 PM
At left: Vincent J. Fumo on Wednesday, as drawn by a courtroom sketch artist. At right, Fumo in July 2009. (Yong Kim / Staff)

Philly.com is providing live coverage of Day 2 of the resentencing of former state Sen. Vince Fumo. Today'd hearing is set to begin at 9 a.m. On mobile? Click here to follow the coverage. Check out today's stories, with more coverage of the case: Fumo told of sentence and The hair. The beard. Is that Fumo?


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POSTED: Saturday, January 22, 2011, 10:21 PM

Day 2 of The Philadelphia Inquirer Travel Show will feature a best -selling author, a Mom, a Professor and two Grannies.

After drawing an estimated 3,000 attendees on Saturday, the show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City has on tap for Sunday:

  • Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places To see Before You Die, will discuss some of the most interesting places to visit around the world.
  • Emily Kaufman, The Travel Mom, will tell how to take the stress out of planning and taking vacations.
  • Steve Silosky, the Traveling Professor, will show how to see Paris and save money.
  • Pat Johnson and Regina Fraser, known as the Nannies on Safari, will preview their upcoming trip to India.

In addition, Wendy Wu will unveil China's "off-the-beaten-path" spots worth exploring, Friendly Planet Travel's Peggy Goldman will show  how to compare offers to get the best deal, and Sandy McDowell will give tips to get the best bang for your vacation buck. Plus, planning a N.J. vacation. 

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POSTED: Saturday, January 22, 2011, 5:45 PM

TV travel show hosts Pat Johnson and Regina Fraser suggest these products to make your trips easier and better:

 ScottEVest – comfortable, with lots of pockets, some hidden. www.Scottevest.com

  1. Sony Cybershot cameras
  2. LA Fresh – cleaning and personal hygiene lotions and products in easy-to-carry sizes. http://lafreshgroup.com
  3. Sample-size products
  4. Instead of books,  an Ereader, Kindle or Sony Pocket Reader.

 The Grannies TV show is carried on PBS – six new episodes are scheduled to debut in May, two each covering Peru, South Africa and India. They spoke at today’s Philadelphia Inquirer Travel Show, attended by an estimated 3,000 people. The show will resume at the Pennslvania Convention Center tomorrow, 10 a.m.-4 p.m..  

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