Justine is a general assignment reporter on the news desk, and she covers PFAS contamination in the environment.

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Nelson Pérez’s appointment as archbishop brings speculation and celebration for Philly-area Catholics

The appointment to fill the seat held by Charles J. Chaput, a favorite of conservative Catholics, raised speculation about whether Pérez would bring any shift in style to the archdiocese.

As Philadelphia’s archbishops, Charles Chaput and Nelson Pérez may differ less in substance than in style

The differences between Chaput and Pérez may be more about style than theology, less about politics than presentation, church analysts say. And Pérez’s limited record on a national stage may be one reason he became the pontiff’s choice for the job.

It’s Haverford Township vs. billboards as trial opens in Delco

The latest trial in the 11-year-old battle over whether billboards will be erected in Haverford Township opened Wednesday, the first major court proceeding in five years.

Pa. groups report Virginia gun rights rally was ‘extremely peaceful,’ despite concern

No violent incidents or arrests were reported by the time the rally concluded early Monday afternoon.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority has relocated spaces for disabled drivers across the city. Here’s why.

One reader wondered: Are parking spots for the disabled disappearing from Center City? The answer: Not exactly.

Haverford’s decade-long battle to keep billboards off Lancaster Avenue and West Chester Pike returns to court

A trial beginning Tuesday is expected to address whether the township must let a company proceed with alternative or modified billboards.

U.S. House passes legislation to address PFAS chemical contamination

The sweeping package of measures would establish federal regulations for toxic, persistent chemicals known as PFAS that have contaminated water in Bucks and Montgomery Counties and many other places. The Trump Administration has threatened to veto the bill.

Mike Fitzpatrick, a former Republican congressman from Bucks County, has died at 56

Michael G. Fitzpatrick, a longtime Republican politician who rose from Bucks County commissioner to congressman, and whose non-consecutive terms reflected two of the biggest electoral waves of the last quarter-century, died Monday at 56 after a battle with cancer.

More women were shot and killed in Philly last year than in at least 12 years

More women, and more people total, were killed in Philadelphia in 2019 than any other year in the past decade.

Air Force to give more than $2 million to stop contaminated water flowing from former Montco base

Concerned residents have clamored for years for the military to stop chemicals from flowing off a former Horsham base.