Voters in New Jersey are deciding today on whether to amend the state constitution to eliminate the right to bail in certain criminal cases.
They may be too young to cast a ballot, they point out, but they’re not too young to speak out.
The Philadelphia DA’s office announced yesterday the launch of a new task force designed to tackle allegations of Election Day shenanigans. Scores of DAs and investigators will be on hand today to field complaints.
About 60 attorneys, including about 25 provided by Peco, helped homeless (or nearly homeless) Philadelphians apply for a birth certificate.
The 13th annual First Person Arts Festival kicks off on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
A Philadelphia non-profit that provides meals to the homeless and hungry is sounding the alarm. As KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg tells us, the organization says in-kind donations for its Fall food drive are down 70 percent.
October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and on Friday a Philadelphia non-profit honored companies that hire individuals with challenges, as well as those employees who have overcome them.
The Festival kicks off Saturday — showcasing nearly two dozen films over the course of two weeks throughout the Philadelphia area.
There are about one million registered voters in Philadelphia, and about 2.6 million in the five-county area that includes the Pennsylvania suburbs.
“We’re one of 14 state institutions owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Cheyney from the very beginning has been treated like a stepchild,” says Michael Coard, a 1982 Cheyney alumnus who is one of several attorneys representing plaintiffs in the civil rights lawsuit.
Pennsylvania doctors and DA’s are celebrating a new law signed by Governor Tom Corbett this week that creates a statewide database to monitor prescription drug use. But there are privacy concerns.
In its new report, Common Cause evaluates ten swing states on their implementation of 19 recommendations issued by President Obama’s elections commission earlier this year.
A decision on whether to strike could come as soon as Friday.
Kaci Hickox was allowed to return to her home in Maine today after being forced into quarantine in New Jersey after landing at Newark International Airport.
A Philadelphia-based non-profit that provides after school programs in nearly a dozen public schools got a $900,000 boost this week.