Stephanie Lai

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Voter turnout surged across the Philadelphia region amid a ‘highly polarized electorate’

Voter turnout increased throughout the Philadelphia region in Tuesday’s elections, as tens of thousands of more ballots were cast than in previous off-year elections in counties where Democrats picked up historic wins.

People with disabilities are increasing their ranks in elected office. But they’re still underrepresented.

The study found growth in the proportion of elected officials who have a disability, an indicator of greater acceptance of disabled people.

Holy Family University receives $2 million federal grant to support and retain low-income students

“Many of our students are first generation, coming from low- and middle- income families," said university president Sister Maureen Garrity. "So, this grant gives us a competitive edge with our students because it allows us to provide them resources they need to thrive.”

More than 1,000 office cleaners rally in Center City for fair contract

More than 1,000 Philadelphia office cleaners marched from 18th and Market Streets to Rittenhouse Square to rally for fair contract negotiations. Their current agreement expires Oct. 15 for 3,000 office cleaners in the city.

Thousands strike for global climate change at youth-led rally at Philadelphia City Hall

The School District of Philadelphia has said it will mark students absent if they leave to participate in the worldwide demonstration.

Landlords, safety advocates continue battle over Philly lead abatement bill

The amendment, which Council passed unanimously, would increase the amount of time between lead safety recertifications from three to four years.

Archdiocese sells historic ‘Prendie’ building in Drexel Hill to Delaware County Community College

The Archbishop Prendergast building was "underutilized," the school president said. The building will be a future campus for Delaware County Community College