Pat Loeb

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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

("Kate," and her father, "Tony," look at an unpaid $8,000 hospital bill, the result of the family's inability to get health care coverage.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Little-Known Gap in Health Insurance Programs Leaves Undocumented Kids At Risk

Now, a new effort is getting underway to get those children health care coverage.

06/15/2015

North Camden Little League opened its season with a parade Saturday. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Little League Season Opens In North Camden With ‘Unity’ Parade

The North Camden Little League opened its season with a parade from downtown to the recently refurbished fields at Pyne Poynt Park.

06/13/2015

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Philadelphia Catholic School Teachers Negotiate New Contract With Archdiocese

Neither side would disclose the terms of the contract until the union votes on it.

06/12/2015

(Padge Victoria Windslowe, in file photo provided by Phila. PD)

Phila. ‘Black Madam’ Gets Long Prison Term For Fatal Butt Injections

The defendant, Padge Windslowe, expressed remorse for her old life, which included injecting women in hotel rooms to make their butts look bigger.

06/11/2015

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Cops: Hit-Run Accident Costs Local Actor His Leg

The victim is an actor who was scheduled to appear in a production on Penn’s campus this weekend.

06/09/2015

(Deputy mayor Mike DiBerardinis speaks to schoolkids at the Clemente Recreation Center.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Dept. of Parks and Recreation Gets Incentive Payment For Trimming Energy Usage

Waring Elementary School students helped celebrate by dancing at Clemente Recreation Center, where deputy mayor Mike DiBerardinis said that kids like them were his chief motivation to cut his deparment’s carbon footprint.

06/09/2015

(Small models and renderings of the design of the Market Street building collapse memorial were displayed alongside the now-vacant lot that will become a memorial park.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Design Unveiled For Memorial Where 6 Died in 2013 Center City Building Collapse

Shoppers and employees were killed when a building being demolished fell onto a Salvation Army thrift store at 22nd and Market Streets.

06/05/2015

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Jewish Exponent Lays Off Half Its Staff, Will Continue Publishing

The 128-year-old Philadelphia weekly says this was the only way to keep the paper running.

06/03/2015

Chancier McFarland and Rafael Jones.

Killer of Phila. Police Officer Moses Walker Gets Life Sentence

The man convicted last year of the first-degree murder of Philadelphia police officer Moses Walker Jr. in 2012 was sentenced today to life in prison plus 23-47 years.

06/03/2015

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Lawmakers Grill Amtrak and Federal Officials About Philadelphia Derailment Safety Issues

As so often happens with these hearings, there has been less revelation about the accident than about where committee members stand on various issues.

06/02/2015

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New Jersey State Trooper Killed After Patrol Car Hits Deer

State police say the troopers were patrolling the road, driving east, just before one a.m., when the accident occurred.

05/30/2015

Philadelphia Fire Chief Leroy Ruffin (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Spike In Suicides Among Philadelphia Firefighters Calls Attention To Pressures Of Job

The Philadelphia fire department has been rocked in the last six months by a sudden spike in the number of employees who have taken their own life.

05/29/2015

(Pa. state senator Vincent Hughes speaks with reporters in the state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

State Senator From Philadelphia Proposes ‘Marshall Plan’ For Local Housing

State Senator Vincent Hughes is starting with a tour today of some parts of Philadelphia in desperate need of rebuilding.

05/21/2015

(Philadelphia City Council at-large nominee Helen Gym, in yellow blouse, chats with others at the fundraiser luncheon on behalf of Broad Street Ministry.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Broad St. Post-Election Luncheon Gets A New, More Charitable Venue

Primary winners from both major parties spent part of their “day after” helping raise money for the Broad Street Ministry.

05/20/2015

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