Four Democrats are running to replace Congresswoman Alyson Schwartz in Pennsylvania’s 13th district, including one unconventional candidate whose campaign is getting a boost from an unusual source.
Delaware County fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire early Saturday morning in Brookhaven that claimed one life and forced four families out of their homes.
Watermelon Magic seeks to fascinate children with the life cycle of plants but its methods are likely to fascinate any viewer.
The deadline for enrollment in a health plan under the Affordable Care Act has passed but thousands of people are still working through the process.
Philadelphia’s new “portfolio model” of school governance came in for some harsh criticism at the American Educational Research Association’s annual conference being held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
A five-week program to get kids out and moving kicks off Saturday in West Philadelphia.
Controller Alan Butkovitz, at lectern in photo, declined to identify the employees — he says it’s a personnel matter at this point — but he says one was a Streets Department employee and the other a school district locksmith.
County Council chairman Tom McGarrigle (in video at left) says child welfare officials there investigated more than 2,000 cases of abuse in 2012.
There was a significant no-show at Tuesday’s event: the cherry blossoms.
KYW’s Pat Loeb reports the common thread was the TED motto that they were “ideas worth spreading.”
KYW’s Pat Loeb reports the School Reform Commission adopted a lump sum budget statement for next year with a $320 million dollar hole in it.
“Schools are not okay the way they are,” says Cindy Farlino, principal of the Meredith School, in Queen Village. “They opened, and our kids came, but they are not okay.”
Helen Gym is well known among local government and educational leaders for keeping them on their toes. The Philadelphia community activist will be honored at the White House next week for her service to the city.
Enrollment counselors and navigators say they’ve seen a surge in applicants as the March 31st deadline draws near.
Police detectives said they were questioning the girls, whom they believe are responsible for at least three assaults along North 17th Street in North Philadelphia, just off the Temple campus.