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New Jersey Senate President Quashes Pump-your-own Gas Bill

A top lawmaker says a proposal to let New Jersey drivers pump their own gas is going nowhere in the state Senate.

05/19/2015

(Democratic mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham and presumed GOP nominee Melissa Murray Bailey, who is unopposed, arrive to vote at the same time in Society Hill.   Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Mayoral Candidates Cast Their Votes In Philadelphia

The two candidates first to vote were former judge Nelson Diaz in Chestnut Hill and State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams at Anderson Elementary in Cobbs Creek.

05/19/2015

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Turnouts Not Expected To Be High For Primary Voting In Pennsylvania

Today is decision day for the voters of Pennsylvania.

05/19/2015

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Philadelphia DA: Officials Are Ready To Handle Any Improper Voting Activity

“We will have more than 60 assistant district attorneys and several dozen county detectives ready to answer calls on our hotline,” Williams says.

05/19/2015

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At-Large Seats Among Contested Phila. City Council Races

In addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party’s nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.

05/19/2015

(Philadelphia mayoral candidates Jim Kenney, Anthony Williams, and Lynne Abraham, at a forum at Central High School in March.  Images from PCN TV)

Mayor’s Race Tops Highlighted Contests in Philadelphia Primary

Today’s primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.

05/19/2015

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Also on Philadelphia Ballots: Several Charter Change Questions

Voters are being asked to approve commissions for women and universal pre-kindergarten, a rule promoting multi-language access to city services, and a referendum on school district governance.

05/19/2015

(Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, left, watches as a pre-schooler gets a look at a mock voting machine.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

DA Seth Williams Wants To See Pre-K Ballot Question Approved

Today, Williams stood with children in front of a mock voting booth at City Hall.

05/18/2015

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Food Workers at Phila. Schools Get New, Retroactive Contract

Cafeteria workers and noontime aides at Philadelphia public school have agreed to a new contract that calls for wage increases and work rule changes.

05/18/2015

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Better Late Than Never: Pres. Obama Joins Twitterverse

President Obama has finally gotten his own Twitter account.

05/18/2015

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President Obama Thanks Rescue Workers Who Responded To Amtrak Derailment

President Barack Obama has paused in Philadelphia to thank the city and its rescue workers for their response to the Amtrak derailment.

05/18/2015

President Barack Obama visits Camden, New Jersey on Monday, May 18, 2015. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Pres. Obama Visits Camden, NJ To Highlight Policing Improvements

The focus of the president’s visit is the city’s two-year-long effort to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the community.

05/18/2015

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2 Senators Pushing For Self-Service Gas Stations In NJ

Senate Bill 2944 would allow for self-service but would also require gas stations to offer at least one full-service island for the next three years and provide provisions for those who aren’t able to pump their own gas.

05/18/2015

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Hite Sees Danger In Bill To Address PA Struggling Schools

Appearing at a state Senate Education Committee hearing on the measure that would place struggling Pennsylvania schools in a state-run system, Philadelphia School Superintendent William Hite said there are aspects of the bill that could support efforts to improve schools.

05/17/2015

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In New Hampshire, Christie Talks Economy And Testing The Political Waters For A Presidential Run

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in New Hampshire testing the presidential waters and talking about the economy.

05/16/2015