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School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Speculation Of New Philadelphia Charter Schools Has Operators Recruiting Families

Now that the Philadelphia School District has accepted applications for new charter schools, charter operators are revving up the pressure to get new schools approved. Some are already recruiting families for schools that may never exist.

11/24/2014

Philadelphia Skyline (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Group Proposes Plan To Build Indoor Bike Track For FDR Park In South Philadelphia

The group is called Project 250, for the 250 meter hardwood track that would go inside the proposed velodrome. Detailed plans to be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission, next month, call for a swooping, oval, structure to be built on four acres at the east side of the park, along Broad Street.

11/20/2014

(A press event at the Police Administratio n Building to promote the donation of unneeded cell phones for domestic abuse victims.  Deputy police commissioner Christine Coulter is at lectern.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Police Reminder: Donate Old Cell Phones for Domestic Abuse Victims

Philadelphia police say they get about 100,000 calls each year related to domestic abuse — more than 300 a day.

11/20/2014

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SEPTA’s Automated Fare System Scheduled To Enter Final Testing Phase Next Month

Kiosks for the new Septa Key cards have gone up in several subway and el stations, along with new turnstiles, equipped with red-framed touchless pads; pad-equipped fare boxes have been installed on dozens of buses.

11/19/2014

(The former headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer, at Broad and Callowhill Streets.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Rivals For Philadelphia’s Second Casino License Lick Wounds, Regroup

“Maybe another newspaper? I don’t know. We’ll deal with that next week,” said Bart Blatstein, who had hoped to put a casino in the former Inquirer building on North Broad Street.

11/18/2014

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Phila. School Officials Begin Sifting 40 Applications For New Charter Schools

The avalanche of applications came when the school district ended a seven-year moratorium on new charters, as a condition of receiving funding from a new, $2-a-pack Philadelphia cigarette surtax.

11/18/2014

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Future Of Rail Service In Northeast Corridor Subject Of Public Meeting In Philadelphia

Federal railroad officials will be in Philadelphia this week to outline proposals for the future of service on the Northeast Corridor.

11/17/2014

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New Survey Finds Philadelphia Region Is A Good Place To Buy Your First Home

The Philadelphia region seems to have escaped a disturbing national trend in home sales.

11/16/2014

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Round 2 of Enrollment In Affordable Care Act Gets Underway

The next big push to get every American signed up for health insurance began Saturday.

11/15/2014

(John McBlain speaks as fellow Delaware County Council members David White, left, Mario Civera, partially hidden, and Tom McGarrigle, right, listen.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Delaware County Officials Ask That Second Philadelphia Casino License Not Be Awarded

“Anyone with common sense sees that the gaming industry has changed wholly over this last year,” said councilman John McBlain.

11/14/2014

File Photo (Mayor MIchael Nutter lends a hand with the fourth annual "Operation Holiday Help."  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

With Your Help, Mayor Nutter Wants To Reward Outstanding City Employees

Mayor Nutter would like you to city employees for the Dilworth Award. But hurry — nominations close today.

11/14/2014

(The US government's web site with official information about the new health care law is at healthcare.gov.)

A Simpler Process is Promised As Obamacare Enrollment Is Set to Reopen

Health care advocates are gearing up for the new insurance enrollment period in the Affordable Care Act.

11/13/2014

(Chris "Handles" Franklin of the Harlem Globetrotters helps Damian Vivera, a third-grader at Webster Elementary School, spin a basketball on his fingertip.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

A Harlem Globetrotter Brings Message of Hope to Philadelphia Schoolkids

Chris “Handles” Franklin says his favorite part of the job is visiting schools, hoping his story will inspire young people.

11/12/2014

(The Hardy Williams Veterans Center.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

New Housing Coming to Southwest Philadelphia For Veterans in Need

Work is still underway at the Hardy Williams Veterans Center. Construction is expected to be completed in January.

11/11/2014

Tom Wolf File Photo (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Health Reform Advocates Say Tom Wolf’s Election Benefits Uninsured Poor

Tom Wolf’s election signals the likely end of the state’s controversial alternative to Medicaid expansion.

11/09/2014

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