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Archive: August, 2013

5 stories to follow: Aug. 30

Friday, August 30, 2013, 7:28 AM
Happy Friday. Whether you're headed out of town for Labor Day, here are five stories to know about before the long weekend: 1. Made in America: If you're staying in town this weekend, the big event is the Made in America concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which will feature Beyonce, Nine Inch... Read more

Colleges with the pickiest, most polite eaters

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 9:49 AM
Ordering food online can be a lifesaver for college students. And when Philadelphia students order their meals on the web, they're more likely than most to ask for special preparation requests, a new GrubHub analysis finds. The online-ordering site says it analyzed a year's worth of order data from... Read more

5 stories to follow: Aug. 29

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:00 AM
Here's your daily look at five stories to know about: 1. Eagles preseason: The Eagles' final preseason game is tonight, when the team plays at the New York Jets at 7 p.m. Most starters are expected to sit out. Follow along, and catch up on anything you missed from training camp, with Philly.com's... Read more

5 stories to follow: Aug. 28

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 6:41 AM
Here's your daily look at five stories to know about: 1. Same-sex marriage in Pa.: The Philadelphia suburbs are again in the spotlight about gay marriage. Montgomery County's register of wills began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples earlier this summer, prompting a lawsuit by the Corbett... Read more

5 stories to follow: Aug. 27

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 7:19 AM
Here's your daily look at five stories to know about: 1. Sarah going home: Sarah Murnaghan, the 11-year-old Delaware County girl suffering from cystic fibrosis whose fight for a lung transplant spurred national debate about organ-donor rules, is going home. Sarah went through two lung transplants... Read more

The 10 most, least respected U.S. brands

Monday, August 26, 2013, 11:45 AM
The consulting firm CoreBrand did a report on the country's most- and least-respected brands, and there's good news for several Pennsylvania and New Jersey businesses. Pennsylvania chocolate-maker Hershey's is the third-most-respected brand in the nation, CoreBrand found. Also making the most-respected... Read more

5 stories to follow: Aug. 26

Monday, August 26, 2013, 6:35 AM
Welcome to the start of the week. Here's a quick look at five stories to know about today: 1. Church fire probed: Officials are still investigating what sparked the Sunday blaze that gutted a historic Ukrainian Orthodox church in East Oak Lane. The four-alarm blaze started after the congregation's... Read more

Busiest highways in Pa., N.J.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:53 AM
A report out this week from the Federal Highway Administration breaks down just how many miles we drive on the nation's highways. It's a lot: 2.95 trillion miles in 2011, the year the administration's report studied. And it turns out that Pennsylvania's interstates are the eighth-busiest in the... Read more

20+ tornadoes that hit near Philly

Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 7:37 AM
A system of thunderstorms that swept eastward across the region brought not only heavy rains and flooding but a confirmed tornado near Long Beach Island. Tornadoes are unusual for the area, but as this review of more than 20 twisters proves, they have on occasion caused death and serious damage. See... Read more

5 stories to follow: Aug. 9

Friday, August 9, 2013, 6:38 AM
Happy Friday. Before taking off for the weekend, take a quick look at five stories to know about: 1. Late start for Philly schools?: Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite says the start of the school year will be delayed unless the district gets assurance by Aug. 16 that it will... Read more
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