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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

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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

("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

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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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