Philly police to fire 13 officers over offensive Facebook posts

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross announced Thursday that 13 officers would be fired for making racist or offensive Facebook posts, an unprecedented wave of terminations resulting from a scandal that has attracted national attention.

Drexel University president announces job losses for clinical faculty, staff due to Hahnemann closure

Drexel University's president has announced job loss for about 40 percent of clinical faculty and staff as a result of Hahnemann hospital's impending closure.

Philly judge orders city and school district to repay millions in tax revenue to commercial property owners
Judge Gene Cohen said the city illegally targeted commercial properties due to "political pressure" to increase revenue.

Reading mayor under fire after calling off LGBTQ Pride flag raising at City Hall
The LGBT Center of Greater Reading called the move "blatant, unacceptable discrimination."

Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in sex trafficking case

Pennsylvania gambling revenue up about $60 million, boosted by sports betting
Pennsylvania state and local governments raked in $1.39 billion in tax revenue last year from gamblers, compared to $1.34 million the previous year.

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An unassuming fish trapped in the hinterlands of Delaware is a symbol of the natural beauty of our region – and what we’ve done to it, and what we can do to restore it.

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My friends were detained by ICE in Philly. Here’s what happened when I tried to help them. | Perspective

On July 2, 2019, Stockton professor Elisa von Joeden-Forgey received a text from her friend Elly: “Elisa ICE detain me n my husband.”

Thomas Edison University to offer doctoral program in business administration

The New Jersey university said Thursday that it will launch a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program with courses starting in January.

Philadelphia-area hospitals say the opioid crisis remains the region’s top health priority

At meetings in community after community, residents mentioned the crisis as a particular point of concern.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announces new partnership to combat gun violence in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Thursday announced a new partnership to combat gun violence in Philadelphia that will target “straw purchasers” and the illegal transfer of guns.

Heather Barbera, accused of killing her mother and grandmother in their Ventnor Boardwalk condo, offers to plead guilty

Prosecutors agreed to consider Barbera's offer to plead guilty as the judge set an October trial date.

Philly had its hottest day of the year. It’s about to get even worse.

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