State Senator Vincent Hughes

Pa. State Senator Vincent Hughes at the podium and student Angel Martinez. (photo by Pat Loeb)

Pa. State Senator Calls For Shale Gas Tax To Help Fund Public Education

Standing outside school district headquarters, State Senator Vincent Hughes announced plans to introduce a bill that would place a five percent tax on natural gas extracted from Pennsylvania to be used, in part, for public schools.


(credit: CBS 3)

Local Group Of Officials To Hold Healthcare Sign Up Event

A group of Philadelphia elected officials and non-profits have declared this “Affordable Care Act week” and they’re kicking it off with a sign-up event at the Columbia North YMCA from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


File Photo. (credit: CBS3)

Former US Rep. Bill Gray Has Died At 71

A former Philadelphia Congressman and Preacher loved and respected by many around the world has died.


(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

State Senator Unveils Plan For Failing Pennsylvania Schools

State Senator Vincent Hughes’ so-called “Victory Academy” plan is similar to what Philadelphia is doing with its “Promise Academies.”