New Yorker Chosen To Lead Philadelphia Police Advisory CommissionThe Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission has selected a New Yorker to become its next executive director. It's the first step in rebuilding the commission after a rocky start to the year.
Philly Pre-K Gains In PopularityTwo-thousand pre-K seats funded by Philadelphia's sweetened beverage tax are nearly full.
Fight Over Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Mt. Airy Far From OverResidents of East Mt. Airy came out in force last week to oppose a medical marijuana dispensary in their neighborhood.
Philadelphia Housing Authority Holds Conference On Changing PoliciesThe conference offers workshops on creative use of limited resources and self-sufficiency through education and small businesses.
Threatening Feedback To City Councilwoman Sparks ConcernPhiladelphia police say they're looking into social media threats made against councilwoman Helen Gym after her twitter proposal to remove a statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo from a city office building.
22 Philly Public Schools To Receive New Full-Time Social WorkersThe School Reform Commission on Thursday is expected to approve putting social workers directly in those schools.
City Officials Turn To Behavioral Science To Improve Government ServicesThe entire city is potentially the petri dish for "GovlabPHL," an effort to improve government by experimenting with different messages, processes, provisions.
Wharton School Analysis Finds Problems With Immigration ProposalA new proposal on immigration would have the opposite effect of what's intended, according to research by Penn's Wharton School.
Clean-Up Continues For Notorious Kensington Drug HavenPhiladelphia officials say they're making progress in the clean-up of a stretch of railroad tracks in Kensington that had become a notorious drug haven.
Gloria Campisi, Long-Time Daily News Reporter, Dead At 75A long-time fixture in local journalism has passed away: Gloria Campisi had thousands of bylines over more than 40 years with the Philadelphia Daily News.
PA Lawmaker Seeks Historic Designation For Northeast Philly ChurchA state lawmaker is seeking historic designation for a Northeast Philadelphia property that was slated to become a gas station.
Mayor Kenney Cancels Thursday Plans Following SurgeryPhiladelphia Mayor Jim Kenney cancelled his public schedule on Thursday after a hastily-scheduled surgery that his office describes as "minor."

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