Government

(The Wyndmoor Montessori School was shut down after the death of an infant.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Expert Says Parents Must Be Vigilant To Protect Children Sent To Daycare

One week after a five-month-old girl died at a Montgomery County daycare facility, other parents are still reeling.

01/14/2015

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

Pa. Attorney General and Her Attorney Push Back Against Grand Jury Leak Probers

Kathleen Kane, a Democrat, said she’s disappointed by the process used to investigate her office and says an independent review would find that she’s done nothing wrong.

01/14/2015

(Charles Plosser speaks to the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce on January 14, 2015.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Head of Philadelphia Fed Urges Return to ‘Normal’ Monetary Policy

Charles Plosser told the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce that US monetary policy should be “returned to a more normal footing,” following preset rules.

01/14/2015

The Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City closed at 6am on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

US Govt. Finds Nearly $30M To Help Atlantic City’s Laid-Off Casino Workers

With four casinos gone in the past year, putting more than 8,000 people out of work, New Jersey’s congressional delegation got the US Labor Department to put together $29.4 million in grants for retraining that idled work force.

01/14/2015

(Gov. Christie speaks to New Jersey legislators about the current "state of the state."  Image from NJTV)

Sounding Presidential, Gov. Christie Says NJ “Improving” on Many Counts

Christie’s speech heralded what the governor says were bipartisan accomplishments on taxes, education, and judicial reform.

01/13/2015

(Lead attorney Baher Azmy, at lectern, with others from the Muslim community involved in the lawsuit, hold a press conference outside the US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

US Judges in Philadelphia Weighing Muslims’ Infiltration Lawsuit Against NYPD

Muslims who brought the lawsuit say the NYPD spied on them solely based on their religion.

01/13/2015

(Credit: Jan Carabeo)

Atlantic City To Receive Millions To Help Laid-off Casino Workers

New Jersey’s Congressional delegation announced today that Atlantic City could receive up to $29.4 million in emergency grants to help the oppressed work force.

01/13/2015

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Marian Tasco, in her City Hall office.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Marian Tasco Announces Retirement From Philadelphia City Council

“I’ve decided that I will not seek re-election this year for City Council, for the 9th District,” Tasco told KYW Newsradio this morning.

01/13/2015

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Darrell Clarke Running Again For City Council, Ending Speculation on Mayoral Run

By law, Clarke would have had to resign his seat to run for mayor.

01/12/2015

(Sultan Ashley speaks with reporters after meeting with Philadelphia school district officials at school headquarters.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Staffers at Defunct Phila. Charter School Appeal to School District for Back Pay

“People are losing their homes, they’re losing their vehicles, they’re not able to take care of their children,” says former Palmer staffer Sultan Ashley. “They don’t have medical coverage.”

01/12/2015

(The Twitter feed of US Central Command was renamed "Cyber Caliphate" by unknown hackers.)

U.S. Military Hacked; Apparent Personal Info of Officers Posted Online

The official Twitter account for the US military’s Central Command was hacked today, and the account was then used to post a number of apparently sensitive files.

01/12/2015

(credit: Philadelphia Fire Department)

City Officials Hold Memorial Service For Philadelphia Firefighter Killed Last Month

Joyce Craig, the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty in Philadelphia, was memorialized at City Hall by Mayor Nutter and other officials.

01/12/2015

Center City Building Collapse File Photo (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

New Panel Keeping Watch On Philadelphia Department Of L&I

Philadelphia’s beleaguered Department of Licenses and Inspections has a new watchdog — a result of changes made in the wake of the 2013 cMarket Street building collapse.

01/12/2015

Attorney Lanny Davis speaking in Philadelphia. (File photo by John McDevitt)

Lawyer: Kathleen Kane Won’t Resign; Investigation ‘Politically Motivated’

The lawyer for Kathleen Kane was in Philadelphia Saturday addressing allegations that the Pennsylvania Attorney General illegally leaked secret grand jury information to a Philadelphia newspaper.

01/10/2015

(Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Attorney General Kane: ‘I Did Nothing Illegal’

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is saying she did “nothing illegal” in her first remarks about a report she could face charges over a grand jury leak.

01/09/2015

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