SEE PHILLY LIKE A TOURIST

  Consumers Corner # 42 VISIT THE CITY’S KEY SITES — ALL IN ONE WONDERFUL DAY By Jim Murphy The 2018 Great Walking Tour of Philadelphia steps off from the Constitution Center at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. For hardy souls who walk the whole thing, the Great 12-Hour, River-to-River, Vine-to-Pine,

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PROTECTING OUR BABIES

  Consumers Corner # 41   …   Special Children’s Edition 4 WAYS TO HELP MAKE YOUR CHILDREN SAFER 1. Anchor dangerous IKEA furniture At least eight children in the U.S. have been killed by MALM and other IKEA chests and drawers that tipped over and pinned or trapped them. Some 17.3 million

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How to Succeed in Social Activism

Part 1: Put Down that Keyboard and Get Involved By: Garrett Ettinger We’ve all heard the criticism before. “You share and post all these things on your social media, but do you actually get out there and volunteer?” When you’ve got a full-time job, kids, and a social life, sometimes

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MASTERFUL MESSAGE

  Consumers Corner # 40 DAVID MCCULLOUGH WORKS HIS MAGIC AT RECENT CARPENTERS’ HALL CEREMONY By Jim Murphy The most uplifting pubic performance I’ve seen in years took place June 21 at Carpenters’ Hall, 320 Chestnut Street. Historian David McCullough, author of “1776,” “John Adams” and many other acclaimed books, two-time

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ROAD TO CONFUSION

Consumers Corner # 39 I-95 IS BEING RENAMED NORTH OF BRISTOL, PA By Jim Murphy  If you travel on I-95 north of Philadelphia, be ready for some changes in the next few months. The big one: north of Bristol, Pa., the highway running between the Scudders Falls Bridge and Route 1

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EASY WRITING TIPS

Consumers Corner # 38 THIS BOOK CAN HELP YOU WRITE BETTER IN MINUTES  It really can! By Jim Murphy If you’ve never read “the little book” – more commonly called the “Elements of Style” by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White – it’s time you did. Because no matter how good (or

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WATER WONDERS

Consumers Corner # 37 DILWORTH PARK DELIGHT  Color-coded moving mist tracks trains running below By Jim Murphy  Starting this July, you’ll see Centre Square’s impressive water and rail history portrayed in a unique, colorful public art display at Dilworth Park titled “Pulse.” As three SEPTA train and trolley lines pass under

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Reusing for the Environment

Most of us have heard the phrase “reduce, reuse, and recycle”. This simple expression is how you can help save energy, natural resources, and the environment. Reduce, reuse, and recycling should be followed in that order. Reduce and reuse products before recycling. Just by reducing and reusing, you are preventing pollution, saving

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NOT LEAN, BUT SOMETIMES MEAN

Consumers Corner # 36 BUSINESS EXECS WANT CHEAP GOVT. – UNTIL THEY BECOME A PART OF IT Then they enjoy spending our money By Jim Murphy Business leaders and politicians love to talk about how government should be smaller, cheaper and run like a private company. Until they become appointed to

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Hotline Volunteering – Women Organized Against Rape

Crisis Hotline Volunteer For a few hours a month, I volunteer my time on Philadelphia’s only rape crisis center’s hotline, Women Organized Against Rape, or WOAR. The mission of WOAR is to eliminate all forms of sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights

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