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.
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.
Philadelphia police say they get about 100,000 calls each year related to domestic abuse — more than 300 a day.
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.
“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.
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.
Federal railroad officials will be in Philadelphia this week to outline proposals for the future of service on the Northeast Corridor.
The Philadelphia region seems to have escaped a disturbing national trend in home sales.
The next big push to get every American signed up for health insurance began Saturday.
“Anyone with common sense sees that the gaming industry has changed wholly over this last year,” said councilman John McBlain.
Mayor Nutter would like you to city employees for the Dilworth Award. But hurry — nominations close today.
Health care advocates are gearing up for the new insurance enrollment period in the Affordable Care Act.
Chris “Handles” Franklin says his favorite part of the job is visiting schools, hoping his story will inspire young people.
Work is still underway at the Hardy Williams Veterans Center. Construction is expected to be completed in January.
Tom Wolf’s election signals the likely end of the state’s controversial alternative to Medicaid expansion.