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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ALL THINGS PHILLY

Consumers Corner # 32 STAY UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST PHILLY INFO AT VISITPHILLY.COM By Jim Murphy You may not realize it. But one of your best sources for the many great things happening in the Philadelphia area is visitphilly.com. This website is packed with info on the top things

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Women of History: Hatshepsut

By April Thomas-Jones “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde For centuries women have been seen as “less than” their male counterparts. There were even times in our great history that women were seen as no

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The Celebration of Mardi Gras and Carnival

   By Cayla Byrnes The Old Pine Community Center just celebrated our 10th Annual Mardi Gras Party and Silent Auction. We had live music from the Al Harrison Dixieland Band, catering from Catahoula Restaurant, and dancers. There was a fantastic group of staff and volunteers who worked together to transform our

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STRONGER PASSWORDS MADE EASY.

Consumers Corner # 31 WITH ONLINE PASSWORDS, LONGER REALLY IS BETTER By Jim Murphy Most of us know we need better passwords today than 123345, password or admin. Those are three of the most commonly used passwords. But you may not know this: the length of your password makes it much

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