Steve Tawa

(Msgr. William Lynn leaves a bail hearing at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia in 2014.  Lynn lost about 70 pounds during his 18 months in an upstate prison.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Pope to Visit Same Philadelphia Prison Housing a Jailed Priest

Msgr. William Lynn, the former secretary for clergy in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was convicted of one count of child endangerment and is in prison as his appeals play out.

07/02/2015

(Air travelers wait to be screened at PHL airport.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

TSA Issues Reminders For Summer Airline Travelers

The Transportation Security Administration wants airline passengers to follow the Boy Scouts motto when traveling this summer: Be prepared — (but leave that Swiss Army knife at home!)

07/01/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter is flanked by World Meeting of Families' executive director Donna Farrell and president Bob Ciaruffoli as the pope's expected visit to Independence Mall is discussed.  Photo by Steve Tawa

City and Church Leaders Note Significance of Pope’s Independence Hall Stop

With Independence Hall as a backdrop, the pontiff is expected to reach out to the anticipated 30,000-50,000 spectators to talk about immigration issues.

06/30/2015

Greek and European Union flags fly in Athens, Greece, earlier this month.  File photo by Milos Bicanski/ Getty Images)

As Greek Hobbles and Eurozone Wobbles, Wharton Professor Sees Hope

As the Greek debt crisis escalates, creating drama in world markets, a Wharton School professor sizes up whether Greece might exit the Eurozone and what it means to us in the United States.

06/29/2015

Jim Kenney, the night of his Democratic primary win in the Philadelphia mayoral race.  File photo by KYW's Pat Loeb

Philadelphia Mayoral Hopeful Jim Kenney Says Battle For Gay Rights Goes On

Today, Kenney recalled that during the 1990’s, when there was widespread and staunch opposition to his efforts for “domestic partnerships” legislation, he never could have imagined this moment.

06/26/2015

(John Cochie poses for a photo near one of the Philadelphia Gayborhood's rainbow-striped crosswalks on the day the US Supreme Court upheld same-sex marriages.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

In Philadelphia’s Gayborhood, Elation Over US Supreme Court Ruling

Today, following the US Supreme Court decision overturning state bans on same-sex marriages, the sense of a watershed moment in US history was palpable.

06/26/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Proposed Bill In Pa. Would Allow Customers To Have Wine Shipped To Their Doorstep

Under current law in the Commonwealth, out-of-state retailers have only been allowed to send wine to Liquor Control Board stores for consumers to pick up.

06/26/2015

(Flanked by members of Virtua's EMS staff, Virtua CEO Richard Miller speaks with reporters in the New Jersey Senate GOP caucus room.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

South Jersey Health Care Companies Fume About Cooper’s EMS Takeover Attempt

Competing South Jersey health systems say a political powerbroker is strongarming legislators because he wants Cooper University Hospital, whose board he chairs, to get exclusive control of all emergency medical services in Camden.

06/24/2015

(Sean McKnight and Kevin Robinson.  Photos from Phila. PD)

2 Former Phila. Cops Will Stand Trial in Beating of Suspect Caught on Video

The incident happened in May 2013, while the officers were pursuing the man, who was later cleared of all charges.

06/23/2015

Anthony “Tony” Fulwood (Credit: Mount Ephraim Baptist Church

Philadelphia Political Figures Remember Former Bodyguard, Driver Who Died

Anthony “Tony” Fulwood will be laid to rest this week.

06/23/2015

(Photos provided by Philadelphia Police Dept.)

More Drug Convictions Tossed Amid Ongoing Questions About Phila. Narcotics Squad

A Philadelphia judge has reversed dozens of additional drug convictions tied to a onetime elite squad of police narcotics officers whose members were recently acquitted of federal corruption charges.

06/22/2015

Pablo Batista. (Photo by Bruce Turner)

Local Pew Center Grants Fund Public Space Projects, Artists, Filmmakers And Musicians

More than 30 artists, projects and cultural organizations are receiving 2015 grants from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

06/20/2015

(The former headquarters of the "Cradle of Liberty Council" of the Boy Scouts of America, at 22nd and Winter Streets in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Philadelphia Council Bypasses National Boy Scouts With Acceptance of Gay Leaders

Local Boy Scout leaders in the Philadelphia region are adopting a membership and employment policy that opposes discrimination based on sexual orientation.

06/19/2015

(New US citizens are sworn in at the National Museum of American Jewish History.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

In Philadelphia, US Citizens Sworn In on World Refugee Day

Abbas Khalaf, a native of Iraq, had a dramatic journey to resettle in the United States, finding his way to Northampton, Pa.

06/18/2015

(Some parents came equipped with a fan for graduation ceremonies in the non-air-conditioned auditorium at Masterman School.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Phila. Schools Dismiss Early Again Due To Heat; Some Persevere For Graduations

The nine city public schools with graduation ceremonies planned for today had the option of remaining open past noon for the ceremonies.

06/16/2015

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