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School Superintendent William Hite, SRC member Bill Green and SRC Chairwoman Marjorie Neff waited as City Council prepared to vote on additional school funding. (credit: Mike Dunn)

City Council Okays School Bailout, But With $25-Million Catch

City Council on Wednesday gave initial approval to a school district bailout that falls short of what school officials wanted.

06/10/2015

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Pope’s Sex Abuse Panel Draws Praise From Saint Joe’s Professor

St. Joseph’s University theology professor William Madges says the pope’s approval of a new Vatican tribunal to examine how bishops have responded to clergy abuse cases is significant.

06/10/2015

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Prayer Service Held For “Gosnell Babies” At Laurel Hill Cemetery

Anti-abortion groups held a prayer service Wednesday at Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls for the so-called “Gosnell babies.”

06/10/2015

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Billionaire Ichan Gets Approval To Take Over Trump Taj Mahal Casino

Casino regulators in New Jersey have given the green light to billionaire Carl Ichan to take control of the Trump Taj Mahal.

06/10/2015

PFT president Jerry Jordan addresses reporters during briefing at PFT headquarters in Center City. (credit: Steve Tawa)

PFT Objects To Outsourcing Substitute Teachers, School Nurses

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is griping about what is says are the School District’s plans to privatize school employees – substitute teachers and nurses.

06/10/2015

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Senator Menendez Crying Foul Over Plan By Airlines To Reduce Size Of Carry-On Luggage

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey is skeptical of a proposal by the International Air Transport Association that would reduce the size of carry-on luggage allowed on a flight.

06/10/2015

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Philadelphia Police Release New Info In Shooting Death Of Man By Officers During Traffic Stop

The information includes the names and statements of the officers involved, DNA evidence, as well as murky video of the moment Brandon Tate-Brown was shot in the head by police during a traffic stop in Mayfair.

06/10/2015

PA Governor Tom Wolf speaks to reporters. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Commonwealth Court Rules Wolf Overstepped Powers In Firing Open Records Director; Appeal Filed

Commonwealth Court has handed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf a setback, ruling he overstepped his authority when he fired the director of the state Office of Open Records. An appeal of the Commonwealth Court ruling has now been filed with the state Supreme Court.

06/10/2015

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Hundreds Compete In Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

It was bike race day on Sunday and the weather couldn’t be better for the thousands of spectators and the hundreds of the best cyclists in the world competing in the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic.

06/07/2015

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Governor Christie: Decision On Presidential Run Coming Soon

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he’ll decide in the next few weeks whether a run for the White House is in the cards.

06/07/2015

(Chef-owner Walter Staib, photographed at the City Tavern, Second and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Celebrating Lafayette’s Arrival in Colonial America

Walter Staib, chef-owner of the City Tavern in Society Hill, has been named culinary ambassador for the replica tall ship of the Marquis de Lafayette, which will be arriving in Philadelphia later this month.

06/07/2015

Mayor Nutter with racers Robin Carpenter, Jo Hogan and Hugh Carthy (L-R) (credit: Steve Tawa)

Elite Women, Men Get Ready For Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

As cycling enthusiasts and the curious flock to the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic on Sunday, organizers of this year’s race have switched the lineup.

06/06/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, in 2014 file photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. City Council Rules Out School District’s Full Cash Request

The lawmakers seem intent on trimming the school district’s $103-million request to about $80 million, but how they’ll raise even that amount is very unclear.

06/04/2015

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Philly Bike Share Program Offers $1 Tuesday Deal

On the first Tuesday of every month, through 10 p.m., new riders can walk up to those Indego blue racks, snag a bike, and try it out for $1 for 30-minutes.

06/03/2015

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Painting Underway On New Mural To Celebrate Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia

Students from Saint Malachy and Saint Veronica Schools traded pencils for paint brushes to color 20 panels measuring five feet by five feet.

06/03/2015

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