State senator-elect Art Haywood says his first action after he is sworn in to the Pennsylvania Senate on January 6th will be to introduce a bill that requires the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor whenever a suspect is killed by police.
The Philadelphia DA’s office has dropped its claim against the home of two plaintiffs involved in a class action lawsuit that challenges the city’s program of seizing millions in cash, cars and property every year.
Philadelphia FOP president John McNesby called protesters who criticize Philadelphia police “hatemongers.”
A federal judge is hearing evidence on whether Septa violated the First Amendment last summer when it refused to run some anti-Islamic advertising cards on its buses.
The newspaper has helped hundreds of men and women get back on their feet by letting them keep most of the revenue from their sales.
“It’s a great day for Pennsylvania and a great day for Philadelphia that we actually get to view an original copy,” Gov. Tom Corbett said during a speech at the exhibit opening.
Leaders of the Christmas Village, in Love Park, have canceled this evening’s “lantern parade” after learning that Ferguson-related protesters were scheduled to converge there at the same time.
Philadelphia City Council held a public hearing on Wednesday to check on the progress of new DHS system of outsourcing child welfare cases to community agencies.
Minister Rodney Muhammad was elected on Saturday to head the more than a century old NAACP chapter.
“People were calling and saying, ‘What are we going to do?’ ” noted state representative Vanessa Brown (D-Phila., at lectern).
More than five-million children are out of school in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone as the countries continue to fight the deadly Ebola virus. So Faith Seeder Ministries in Sewell, New Jersey is working to help thousands of these students.
This is part of a 50 city effort to put America back to work.
he president of the National Urban League was in Philadelphia on Friday for local chapter’s community empowerment luncheon at the Lowe’s Hotel in Center City. But he spoke about plans to fight injustice in light of protests in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City.
The group raised nearly $20,000 in two weeks for their trip, after their plight was highlighted on KYW Newsradio.
Jay Bustard grew up growing and chopping down trees. His family has been in the Christmas tree and wreath business in Lansdale, Pa., for 85 years.