The annual celebration started three years ago, to focus attention on the city’s effort to raise graduation rates. Lori Shorr from the Mayor’s Office of Education says the rate has gone from 53 percent in 2007 to 64 percent this year.
The unions have been working without a contract for four years, and mediation officially failed last month, triggering a 30-day cooling-off period.
Since the deadly demolition site building collapse in center city one year ago, the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections has been working more closely with federal workplace safety officials.
If you think of Eastern State Penitentiary as just a tourist attraction, you might have to think again.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the new federal mandate that some of its affiliates allow their employees to get birth control coverage in their health insurance.
Lewis Katz’s death has hit Philadelphia’s daily newspapers especially hard. His victory in Tuesday’s auction for ownership was seen as a boost for high journalistic standards. His loss is felt both personally and professionally.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is getting ready for a new exhibit and the subject is… itself.
A New Jersey health department survey finds the majority of residents in a town where a train derailed and released a noxious gas reported new or worsening health problems within weeks.
It took a monumental effort to get the President’s House exhibit open on Independence Mall four years ago, and now advocates are promising another campaign to get it operating properly.
Appearing with a pair of US military veterans, Casey (at lectern) said the average time for the VA to process disability claims in Pennsylvania is now 300 days.
US senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is weighing in on the scandal over long wait times in the Veterans Administration medical system.
Project HOME, this week, will open an exhibit of photographs and a video telling the stories of homeless veterans.
Rutgers University scientists plan to explore the impact of sea level rise. Local groups are trying to stop the expedition.
One of the defendants in the federal ticket-fixing case against six former Traffic Court judges and two businessmen pleaded guilty today.
Philadelphia school officials told city council, today, the deadline for massive lay-offs is getting close and a failure to to come up with funding will mean dire conditions in schools next year.