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Phila. Public School Advocates Keep Pressure on Corbett For School Funding

Laurie Friedman, who lives in West Philadlephia, had tears in her eyes as she read letters written by students begging state lawmakers to increase funding for the city’s schools.

09/08/2014

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Report Says Philadelphia Ranks First In Big Cities With Bad Drivers

Depending how you look at, Philadelphia is either dead last among big cities, or number one for having the worst drivers.

08/26/2014

Cars travel north on I-495. (credit: jim Melwert)

Finally Smooth Sailing For Drivers Along I-495 North In Wilmington

Commuters from Delaware were able to use I-495 North to get to work this morning for the first Monday in months.

08/25/2014

(Taney teammates and fans prepare to board a bus to Williamsport, Pa., for the Little League World Series semifinals.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Taney’s Wide Baseball Family Prepares To Root Team at Little League Semifinals

It’s a big game for the Taney Dragons. A win punches Taney’s ticket to the US finals game on Saturday.

08/20/2014

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2 Arrests Made In Videotaped Beating Of Philadelphia Park Ranger

Philadelphia police have a 19-year-old man in custody, who they say is the skateboarder seen in a viral video beating and stomping on a park ranger in Love Park.

08/18/2014

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SEPTA Looks To Get Labor Deal Done With Regional Rail Unions

SEPTA’s board held a special meeting Monday in hopes of working out a new labor deal sooner with the two regional rail unions that staged a one-day strike back in June.

08/18/2014

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Fans Depart For Williamsport To Watch The Taney Dragons

Some family and friends are already there, while others are heading upstate to see the game in person.

08/15/2014

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1 Dead After Shooting Near Peace Concert In Philadelphia

It happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 3300 block of Huntingdon Street.

08/13/2014

(Westchester, NY takes on Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in basketball action at US Maccabi Games in Voorhees.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Young Jewish Athletes Converge on South Jersey For Annual Games

Kids from across the United States are joined by teams from Great Britain and Israel at the Maccabi Games, in Cherry Hill, for sports that include basketball, swimming, lacrosse, baseball, dance, tennis, and track & field.

08/11/2014

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Suspect In Drexel Hill Murder, Abduction Found Dead In New York

Police say a man suspected of killing his wife in Drexel Hill and then abducting her children took his own life.

08/07/2014

Police recruits headed to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Police Recruits Attend Training At Holocaust Museum In D.C.

Buses pulled out early this morning from the Philadelphia police training academy on State Road. Two classes of recruits headed to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

08/05/2014

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Federal Mediation Board Tells Septa, Regional Rail Workers To Keep Talking

The National Mediation Board held a hearing with Septa and the two unions representing about 400 engineers and electrical workers on the Regional Rail lines.

08/04/2014

(Philadelphia public school advocates board buses for Harrisburg to demand passage of the $2-per-pack city-only cigarette tax.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia School Advocates Carry Funding Demand To Harrisburg

The point, organizers say, is that if dozens of people can take time from their lives to go to Harrisburg, lawmakers can come back into session and take action on the $2-a-pack cigarette tax.

08/04/2014

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Pedestrian In Stable Condition After Hit-Run On Roosevelt Boulevard

It happened around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday on the boulevard near F Street.

07/31/2014

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Justice Department Sues PA State Police Over Fitness Tests

The Justice Department is suing the Pennsylvania State Police, saying its physical fitness tests discriminate against women.

07/30/2014

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