Nearly 40 students from Youth United for Change will attend the “Freedom 50″ conference, honoring the civil rights workers who signed up African-American voters in 1964, including the three who were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan.
Pennsylvania has the nation’s seventh-highest volume of toxic chemicals being released into its waterways, according to a new report. New Jersey ranks 14th. Now, a coalition of environmental groups is urging greater protection for local waterways.
Figures show the Schuylkill River is the 17th most polluted local watershed in America. The Delaware River ranks even higher.
Governor Corbett announced, yesterday, that nine insurers have signed on to provide health coverage for low income Pennsylvanians.
The intersection of Broad and Vine Streets, for example: four lanes westbound and five lanes eastbound, including two that serve as the onramp to an interstate highway.
The DA says the passage of time has made a new case too difficult to prosecute, so the charges against Eugene Gilyard and Lance Felder are being dropped.
After Delaware highway officials discovered a giant dirt pile caused a bridge on Interstate 495 to tilt, Penndot says the situation under I-95 is much different.
Relatives cheered wildly, smart phones aloft to snap pictures, as Delaware Valley Charter graduated the class of 2014.
A survey by The Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association finds that one-third of job applicants are eliminated by mandatory drug tests, either because they refuse to take them or fail to pass them.
An Old City retail landmark is rising from the ashes, sort of. The Suit Corner — destroyed by fire two months ago — has found a new location and the owner expects to re-open this month.
Police say a seven-year-old student brought ten packs of heroin into a classroom at Commodore John Barry Elementary School at 59th and Race Streets.
About five gallons of ethyl acrylate spilled at Arkema, a resins plant in Bristol Township.
Access to the Schuylkill River Trail has been blocked at Race Street, leaving residents to fear keeping the gate closed is unsafe.
Dragon boats have taken over the Schuylkill River for the 8th annual Independence Regatta.
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.