One woman's big dream to reinvent the Divine Lorraine—and Philly's art scene

Caryn Kunkle has a visionary plan for the city's most famously dilapidated building. One little problem: It doesn't belong to her.

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Posted Apr. 9, 2014 | Comments: 15

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By Jean Jennings Bartik

How six young women became the world's first computer programmers

In 1945, 20-year-old mathematician Betty Jean Jennings moved to Philly and started work on a secret military project: the first modern electronic computer. Now, in a fascinating posthumous memoir, the tech pioneer tells her own story.

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Posted Apr. 2, 2014 | Comments: 2

Put this in your pipe: Whichever Democrat gets nominated for governor, s/he is for marijuana reform

The political winds have changed in Pennsylvania—and a pro-marijuana governor seems to be on the horizon.

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Posted Mar. 25, 2014 | Comments: 2

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Group ‘banned’ from voting to highlight unfair electoral practices
By Randy LoBasso

Pennsylvanians of two stripes — Republicans and Democrats — will come out to vote on May 20th for the leaders and representatives of their parties. But for the last 14 years, local organization Independent Pennsylvanians has been lobbying to change that, without success. “I am one of over a million voters in PA who will help [...]

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Upper Darby Police to hold “Coffee with a Cop”
By Josh Kruger

Typically, citizens encounter law enforcement under tragic or frightening circumstances. Upper Darby Police Chief Michael Chitwood would like to change that. Chitwood and about half a dozen of his fellow cops from Upper Darby will be talking with local residents just beyond 69th Street to start a new conversation: one to help foster communication and, above [...]