2013 Year in Review
The school district’s budget crisis cast a shadow over everything it did in 2013.
The momentum toward marriage equality grew stronger in 2013, as a sea change of public, legal, and political opinion on LGBT rights rippled across the country.
The Pennsylvania state legislature’s approval of major new funding for roads, bridges, and mass transit was one of the major stories of 2013.
Affordable Care Act advocates tried to put the best face on things while an overhaul of the web site was quickly undertaken.
But the visit almost didn’t happen.
What were the year’s most stimulating and/or satisfying and/or admirable moviegoing experiences of the outgoing year? Here’s our resident critic’s personal list.
Alleged ringleader Linda Weston and four others are accused of keeping disabled adults and children caged in the basement of a Tacony home while stealing their benefit checks.
In late November, New Jersey became the third state in the nation to permit Internet gambling within its borders.
Within days of the collapse, Mayor Nutter announced new restrictions on how contractors in Philadelphia obtain demolition permits.
Autumn Pasquale’s parents pressed for a strong sentence for the 16-year-old neighbor who admitted strangling their 12-year-old daughter to death while stealing her bicycle.
A massive fire last Labor Day weekend destroyed a meat processing company’s distribution center in Burlington County.
Facebook continued its reign during 2013 at the biggest social network in the world, but not without some hiccups.
A paid sick leave bill died on the floor of Philadelphia City Council, after Mayor Nutter vetoed the measure.
The October 2013 government shutdown cost the U.S. economy an estimated $24-Billion, including several million in lost tourist dollars when National Parks in the Philadelphia area closed.
A Philadelphia Grand Jury continues to investigate the deadly collapse of the Center City Salvation Army store in June.