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(Cheltenham High School.  File photo by Peter Brown)

Cheltenham School Board Approves ‘Monitor’ For Controversial Superintendent

Parents, educators, and staff have recently questioned the leadership abilities of Dr. Natalie Thomas, who took over the district 18 months ago.

12/10/2014

(Love Park, at 15th Street and JFK Blvd., with its famed Robert Indiana "Love" sculpture.  File photo from CBS3)

Open Call For Ideas on Love Park Redesign

City officials will be all ears tonight the Free Library, as Philadelphia residents get a chance to weigh in on their vision for a new Love Park.

12/10/2014

(Nancy Winkler testifies before Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Presses Ahead With New Structure For L&I Oversight

Despite the plea for delay from the mother of a woman killed in the 2013 Market Street building collapse, the proposed charter change got City Council committee approval.

12/09/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09:  U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) arrives at her office December 9, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The details of a report on CIA's use of torture conducted by the Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to be released today.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Turzanski: Torture Report Release Is “Peak Of Partisan Anger” By Feinstein

Templeton Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and La Salle University professor, Ed Turzanski, spoke with WPHT morning show host Chris Stigall about the report.

12/09/2014

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Wolf To Use Own Money For Security Team’s Needs

Pennsylvania’s governor-elect, Tom Wolf, plans to use his own money to rent office space for state police security officers while they are guarding him at his private residence, a transition team spokesman said this week.

12/09/2014

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Philadelphia Official Acknowledges Huge Backlog in Care For City’s Trees

City officials seem stumped, so to speak, over how to keep up with the growing number of city-owned trees that need to be pruned or removed.

12/08/2014

(Pa. Rep. Vanessa Brown, at lectern, speaks with reporters.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Black Pa. Lawmakers Promise Response to Wave of Protests Over Deaths at Hands of Police

“People were calling and saying, ‘What are we going to do?’ ” noted state representative Vanessa Brown (D-Phila., at lectern).

12/08/2014

(Protesters gather outside the Philadelphia office of Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, near 12th and Chestnut Streets in center city.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Activists Say Phila. Charter Schools Are Rife With Fraud And Regulators Aren’t Watching

Today, they brought their complaints to the doorsteps of the Pennsylvania attorney general and the School Reform Commission.

12/08/2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, in file photo. (credit: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

GOP: Democrats’ Christie Probe Might Violate Law

There was strong Republican backlash Monday as the Democrat-led committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal released a preliminary report.

12/08/2014

(A Philadelphia Parking Authority payment kiosk shows a "network failed" message during a period when PPA kiosks were unable to process credit card payments.  Photo by KYW's Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Parking Authority Fixes Its Kiosks’ Credit Card Glitch

Drivers needed cash today at Philadelphia parking kiosks, which refused to take credit or debit card payments.

12/08/2014

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Bucks Official Wants Military Medal Sellers To Require Buyer’s Proof of Service

Dan Fraley, the county’s director of veterans affairs, says it’s time to tighten up the federal “Stolen Valor” law, which makes it a crime for someone to claim, for financial gain, that they were awarded any of nearly a dozen medals or decorations.

12/08/2014

(Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Despite PGW Defeat, Nutter Rejects “Lame Duck” Label

The failure of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s ambitious plan to sell PGW marks a new low in relations between Nutter and members of City Council. But the mayor insists he’ll be able to get things done in 2015, his final year in office, and rejects the label “lame duck.”

12/08/2014

(Gov. Chris Christie in Canada.  Image from Calgary TV)

Still Mum on Presidential Aspirations, Gov. Christie Visits Canada

During his remarks made in Calgary, he referred to what he calls a “North American model” for the rest of the world to emulate.

12/06/2014

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Pa. Attorney General Declines to Stand Behind New Pa. Law Controlling Municipal Gun Control Laws

The cities of Philadelphia, Lancaster, and Pittsburgh, along with several state legislators have challenged in Commonwealth Court the law that allows the National Rifle Association to sue any municipality that passes gun control measures stricter than state law.

12/05/2014

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Subaru of America Confirms Corporate Move to Camden, NJ from Cherry Hill

The new headquarters will be located on the site of a former Sears store on Admiral Wilson Boulevard, a site now controlled by Campbell’s Soup Co.

12/05/2014

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