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Book Illustrates How Often Issues Are Misrepresented To American Public

An investigative journalist says our nation’s future depends on finding truth when governments and corporations are publicly dishonest.

07/12/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

US Education Secretary Pleads For Pa. Lawmakers To ‘Do the Right Thing’ For Philly Schools

“The children of Philly deserve better,” said secretary of education Arne Duncan (center) at a Community College of Philadelphia roundtable on how young men of color can achieve.

07/11/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Trimming Hundreds of Jobs Through Layoffs

In all, 342 layoff notices are going out. A school district spokeswoman says this is unrelated to the cigarette tax standoff in Harrisburg.

07/10/2014

Leonard Check, chief of Berlin Township PD, and Grace Clodfelter, detective for the Camden County prosecutor's office, at press conference.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

NJ Window Installer Charged with 8 Counts of Fraud; More Charges Possible

Camden County authorities are accusing the owner of Dream House Windows, in Berlin Township, of passing bad checks and keeping deposits from customers without doing the work.

07/08/2014

(Pa. state senator Anthony Williams, left, listens as Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters regarding school funding issues.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Politicians Hopeful As Pa. Senate Prepares to Vote on Cigarette Tax

“While there has been a lot of backslapping and clapping and ‘We finally got it done,’ we have not gotten it done,” warns state senator Anthony Williams (at left in photo).

07/07/2014

(A seamstress works on one of the hand-sewn flags created by the Defense Logistics Agency in Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Continues Centuries-Old Tradition of Hand-Sewn Government Flags

The nation’s presidential and vice presidential flags are all embroidered by hand, and only in Philadelphia.

07/06/2014

(Education activist Helen Gym, standing outside a charter school in Chinatown she helped found.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Phila. Education Advocate Urges Caution Over Amended Pa. Tax Legislation

An amendment attached to the Pa. House bill would give groups who want to open charter schools in Philadelphia the right to appeal to a state board if they get turned down by the School Reform Commission.

07/03/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Schools Face More Cuts If State Lawmakers Can’t Agree On Funding

The Philadelphia School District is keeping its pink slips in its pocket for now, until the revenue picture from Harrisburg becomes more clear.

06/30/2014

(The Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle, in the spiritual headquarters of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  File photo)

Group Plans Protest Over Archdiocese of Phila. Parish Consolidations

Pat Smiley is leading a group who plan to drive or walk through Delaware County and Philadelphia on Saturday, stopping at the 18 the churches that closed one year ago.

06/27/2014

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Supreme Court Denies School District’s Request For Ruling On Teacher Seniority Protections

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided not to decide whether the Philadelphia School District has the power to impose work rule changes on teachers next fall.

06/26/2014

(The web site of Philadelphia School Partnership.)

2 Low-Performing Philadelphia Catholic Schools Get Improvement Funds

The Philadelphia School Partnership is giving $137,000 each to St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School, in South Philadelphia, and to St. Helena Incarnation, in Olney.

06/25/2014

(The fire on September 1, 2013, destroyed a meat and cheese processing plant in Delanco, NJ.  File photo by KYW's Mike Dougherty)

NJ Cold Cuts Plant, Destroyed by Fire, Will Be Rebuilt in NE Philadelphia

Dietz & Watson has announced plans to build on a site it had been eyeing for ten years — right next to its headquarters in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.

06/24/2014

Delaware River. (credit: Chelsea Karnash)

No Overweight Loads Allowed On Walt Whitman Bridge During Repairs

If you want to haul something heavier than 80,000 pounds over the Walt Whitman Bridge, you won’t get a permit to do so for a while.

06/21/2014

(The former William Penn High School, on North Broad Street at Master.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Temple U. Buys Shuttered High School Building on North Broad Street

The school district is selling the William Penn High School building to Temple University for $15 million.

06/20/2014

(Sidney Kimmel and his wife, Caroline.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Sidney Kimmel Donates His Name and $110 Million To Jefferson Medical College

Jefferson Medical College has a new name — thanks to a major gift from philanthropist Sidney Kimmel.

06/18/2014

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