Religious exemptions for childhood vaccinations could end in New Jersey

The vast majority of states, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania, allow families to opt out of vaccinating their children due to religion-based objections, though leaders of the major religions say children should be vaccinated.

Ex-Philly detective Philip Nordo had a big role in a murder trial — while awaiting his own trial

Nordo, awaiting trial on allegations that he sexually assaulted male witnesses during his career, was not called to testify in a murder case he helped to investigate. But his name loomed like a cloud over the trial, which ended with convictions this week.

Sleepwalking Sixers escape with 116-109 win over struggling Pelicans
Tobias Harris led the Sixers with 31 points, while JJ Redick had 19 points and made 3 of 5 three-pointers in his return to Philadelphia.

Family, cops ask help to ID hit-and-run driver who killed 82-year-old woman in Northeast Philly
Yulia Sherman had just finished shopping at the NetCost Market on Bustleton Ave. in Somerton and was crossing at a traffic light with a shopping cart when she was struck.

Live Nation facing U.S. lawsuit on Ticketmaster deal conditions
Live Nation’s merger with Ticketmaster united the world’s largest concert promoter with the dominant ticket seller in North America.

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The newest member of the Phillies is among the few shortstops to undergo a procedure that is far more common among pitchers.

The new, full-length ‘Xmas Philes’ is a delightful gift from Philadanco

Like a Christmas gift you can’t wait to unwrap, Phildanco’s full-length "Xmas Philes" debuted Thursday night at the Annenberg Center. It's a very special addition to this season’s many holiday offerings.

Comcast’s head of NBCUniversal, Steve Burke, set to leave his post in August

Steve Burke, a Comcast Corp. executive and stalwart of the entertainment industry, is stepping down as the head of NBCUniversal next year, handing the reins to lieutenant Jeff Shell, according to a person familiar with the matter.

5 questions: How Rowan is helping medical students deal with mental health issues

Studies have found that while physicians and physicians-to-be generally have physically healthy lifestyles, the stress and long hours notwithstanding, they are prone to more mental health issues than the general public.

Happy holidays from Comcast. Your cable bill is going up again.

Customers in the Philadelphia region have received notices of new prices effective Dec. 20, five days before Christmas.

New Jersey is poised to let voters decide if marijuana should be legal

New Jersey could become the 12th state to make recreational marijuana weed legal if lawmakers approve constitutional amendment to put the issue on the 2020 ballot.

Philadelphia Historical Commission sides with Boys’ Latin school over fate of church building

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So is history," said Eric Dobson, a board member for Boys' Latin Charter School, which said historic designation would prevent the charter from renovating the church into gym space for its students.
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