For some, the three-alarm fire and shelter-in-place messages from the city felt like the nightmare they’ve feared for years. The oil refinery is the largest on the East Coast, and is essentially wedged into the backyards of several residential neighborhoods.
The bill sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai would have added $100 million to the program, nearly doubling it. Gov. Tom Wolf said the increase would cost too much and that the program lacks accountability.
Weaver, who resigned last week as principal of John Wister Elementary in Germantown, has been charged with vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, and tampering with evidence in relation to a December 2017 fatal hit-and-run on City Avenue.
Over the last five years, most Philadelphia charter schools that have closed or agreed to close if they don't meet district conditions have been minority-led. "There's a pattern of different treatment," one black charter leader said.