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Edward Grusheski, who helped restore Fairmount Water Works for environmental education, dies at 74

The national historic landmark is a center of interactive learning. Fairmount Water Works also has developed an environmental-science curriculum for Philadelphia public schools.

J. Willard O’Brien, former Villanova law school dean, dies at 90

“His days on earth have ended, but his legacy and spirit remain in our community,” said Mark Alexander, dean of what is now known as the Charles Widger School of Law.

Thomas P. Storey, a physician who ran Philadelphia health centers, dies at 62

Dr. Storey compiled eclectic musical playlists and loved to decorate for the seasons.

Dobbie Schiff Kristoff, who shaped the early ‘look’ of the Flyers and produced computer effects for TV and films, dies at 84

Dobbie Schiff Kristoff and her identical twin, Myrna Snider Thomas, loved to fool people into confusing the two of them.

Former White House lawyer James Schultz joins new law firm in Philadelphia

Schultz was a senior associate White House counsel in the first year of the Trump administration and was general counsel under former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

An anti-Trump Republican group is courting ‘soft’ Trump supporters in Pa. with $1 million in ads

Recent polling has shown that about 80% to 88% of Republicans say they will vote for Trump, potentially leaving a small persuadable group that could be critical in the battleground states.

House speaker Nancy Pelosi headed to South Jersey to fundraise for Rep. Donald Norcross

The visit is also to provide some partisan counter-programming to President Donald Trump, who has made a splash in the region in recent weeks and will be holding a rally in Wildwood on Tuesday.

Former GOP committeeman loses comeback bid in Burlington County town after insulting Indian immigrants

A former Republican town committeeman in Chesterfield, Burlington County, was defeated after he lost the party's support for controversial remarks about Indian immigrants in the fast-growing municipality.