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Amtrak Agrees to Court Consolidation of All Derailment Lawsuits in Philadelphia

Amtrak officials have joined with the passengers who are suing them in asking that all lawsuits arising from the May derailment be consolidated in federal court in Philadelphia.

07/01/2015

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New Affordable Housing Development Dedicated in Pennsauken, NJ

As new developments go, Riverfront Village checks all the boxes: energy efficient, near mass transit, affordable rent, with units set aside for formerly homeless veterans and low income families.

07/01/2015

Commerce Director Alan Greenberger, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Frank Monaghan, along with Swoop, cut the ribbon to ReStore. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Habitat For Humanity Re-opens Philadelphia Retail Store In New Spot

ReStore opened on Washington Avenue in Point Breeze after moving from Kensington.

06/28/2015

A "feedback wall" at the National Constitution Center invites patrons to post notes in agreement (green) or disagreement (orange) with the concept of gay marriage.  Photo by Pat Loeb

National Constitution Center Quick-Edits Its Gay Rights Exhibit After Marriage Ruling

The National Constitution Center was inviting the LGBT community to celebrate today’s US Supreme Court decision afffirming the right of same-sex couples to marry.

06/26/2015

(As police commissioner Charles Ramsey and fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer listen, Reading Terminal Market general manager Anuj Gupta thanks first responders who worked the Amtrak train derailment last month.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Reading Terminal Market Throws Thank-You Breakfast for Phila. First Responders

The Reading Terminal Market is more than seven miles from the scene of last month’s disastrous Amtrak train derailment, but that didn’t keep merchants at the market from admiring the quick response of police and firefighters.

06/25/2015

(People celebrate in front of the US Supreme Court after ruling was announced bolstering the Affordable Care Act.  Photo by Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

Across US and Locally, Cheers Accompany Supreme Court Decision Bolstering Obamacare

The 6-3 decision is a relief to a some 300,000 Pennsylvanians who faced losing their coverage if the high court’s ruling had gone the other way.

06/25/2015

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Report: Wage Theft Costs Pennsylvania Workers Tens Of Millions Each Year

A new report says that wage theft impacts 400,000 Pennsylvania workers a year and costs them at least $19 million.

06/24/2015

Pa. Health Secretary with  Temple Health Systems CEO Larry Kaiser.

Philadelphia Hospitals Recognized For Their Coordinated Response To Amtrak Derailment

Pennsylvania’s Health Secretary, today, gave recognition awards to the Philadelphia hospitals that treated 200 injured passengers on the night the Amtrak derailment last month.

06/23/2015

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Comcast Founder Ralph Roberts Dead At 95

Ralph Roberts, a businessman with a gentle demeanor who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation’s largest entertainment companies, has died. He was 95.

06/19/2015

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Phila. School Reform Commission Votes To Outsource Substitute Teachers

The School Reform Commission voted unanimously to outsource the jobs to a New Jersey company.

06/18/2015

(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Investigators Visit Office of Embattled Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane; No Items Seized

Montco DA Risa Ferman has been assigned to decide whether to file charges against Kane, in light of a grand jury report that accused Kane of leaking grand jury information and then lying about it.

06/18/2015

(A frame from the "Be Sure" public service television announcement being distributed by the Philadelphia Police Department)

New Phila. Campaign Aims To Thwart Con Men Who Pose as Utility Workers

Utilities have tried awareness campaigns before, but this new one has what’s been missing: a way for homeowners to find out for sure if someone is scamming them.

06/17/2015

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Effort To Get Health Insurance For Undocumented Children In Pa. Faces Uphill Battle

Child advocates estimate that as many as 20,000 undocumented children in Pennsylvania can’t get health insurance because of their immigration status.

06/17/2015

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Pa. Study: Kids in Foster Care 3 Times As Likely To Get Psych Drugs

Researchers found that while about 15 percent of all children in Pennsylvania covered by Medicaid receive psychotropic drugs — drugs that work on their brains — about 45 percent of those in foster care do.

06/16/2015

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Report To Be Released That Shows Gap In Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program

Child advocates are set to release a report Tuesday morning showing that thousands of children in Pennsylvania are without health insurance, despite the state’s promise to Cover All Kids through the CHIP program.

06/16/2015

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