Protesters Demand a Voice in Selection of Next President of Philadelphia 'Fed'The group, which staged a march this morning from Independence Hall to the Federal Reserve at Sixth and Arch Streets, says the Fed's replacement process is dominated by major financial firms and corporations.
Activists Say Phila. Charter Schools Are Rife With Fraud And Regulators Aren't WatchingToday, they brought their complaints to the doorsteps of the Pennsylvania attorney general and the School Reform Commission.
School Protesters Chase Gov. Corbett From Olney To Center CityOutside the Bellevue, at Broad and Walnut, protesters shouted, "Shame, shame!" at the governor.
City Council Committee Pushes Alternative Funding Source For School Budget GapRob Dubow, the mayor's finance director, argued against raising the city's "U&O" business tax and in favor of boosting taxes on liquor and cigarettes.
Group Files Discrimination Complaint Over Philadelphia Schools' DownsizingThe Pennsylvania public school advocate group "Action United" filed the complaint after, the group said, its analysis of the plan showed that schools slated for closing disproportionately serve African-American, low income, and disabled students.
Group Says Comcast Corp. Is Hiding Its Low-Cost Offering From Low-Income FamiliesComcast's "Internet Essentials" is restricted to certain low-income families, but cuts the cost of getting online to $9.95/month.
Group 'Surrounds' Philadelphia City Hall With Support For Paid Sick Leave LawCommunity groups pushing for a new law in Philadelphia that would require most businesses in the city to offer paid sick days to workers urged City Council to move the bill forward.
In Philadelphia, Critics Quickly Lambaste Gov. Corbett's Budget PlanCritics of Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett's new budget plan, released today in Harrisburg, were quick to respond.
Group Says Some Philly Schools Are Getting Short ShriftAction United says this is not a new problem: that more experienced teachers are opting for schools in the northeast or southwest sections of the city.
Group Demands Action On A Supermarket For Chester, Pa.A group of Chester residents, upset that they’ve gone for years without a hometown supermarket, has vowed to disrupt things at this weekend’s Philadelphia Union soccer game if they don’t get some action from city officials.
Is PHA's Greene Controversy Distracting Agency From Work?A group fighting urban blight wants to have a meeting with the Philadelphia Housing Authority to determine whether the Carl Greene controversy has been a distraction in tending to boarded-up, vacant homes under PHA control.