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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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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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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NBA – Not Believable Anymore

Consumers Corner # 35 I CAN’T GET ALL TOO EXCITED ABOUT THE 76ERS “PROCESS” By Jim Murphy I know many Philadelphia basketball friends are thrilled by the 76ers’ recent success on the court. They’re in the second round of the Eastern Division playoffs! I myself absolutely love the players and coach Brett

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PROTECT OUR CHILDREN

Consumers Corner # 34 LET’S DO WHAT WE CAN TO PREVENT TEEN SUICIDES By Jim Murphy Suicide sucks for everyone – especially for family and friends left behind. And no parent should have to bury a child, much less a child who died by his or her own hand. No doubt

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HOME SAFE HOME

Consumers Corner # 33 FOR YOUR FAMILY’S SAFETY … PLEASE LOCK UP YOUR GUNS By Jim Murphy To protect your family and stop unauthorized people from using firearms you keep at home, please lock your guns in a safe place. Surprisingly, most U.S. gun owners are not locking up these weapons

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