The Pittsburgh area knocked its drug overdoses down by 40% last year. Why can’t Philly do the same?

The city that produced “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” is a lot different from the City of Brotherly Love. But Pennsylvania’s biggest cities share ambitious efforts to save people in addiction.

Flu now widespread in Pennsylvania, causing 5 deaths

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone above the age of 6 months. It takes two weeks for the shots to become fully effective.

Flu now widespread in Pennsylvania, causing 5 deaths

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone above the age of 6 months. It takes two weeks for the shots to become fully effective.

This 1,400-acre farm just became a jewel of New Jersey preservation, but not all are happy

Opponents of the plan think the area — one of New Jersey’s poorest — needs jobs and tax revenue far more than another nature preserve.

This 1,400-acre farm just became a jewel of New Jersey preservation, but not all are happy

Opponents of the plan think the area — one of New Jersey’s poorest — needs jobs and tax revenue far more than another nature preserve.

Salmonella outbreak sickens 31 at Pa. health care facilities; many ate pre-cut fruit

The fruit distributor, Tailor Cut Produce of North Brunswick, N.J., has agreed to a recall.

Salmonella outbreak sickens 31 at Pa. health care facilities; many ate pre-cut fruit

The fruit distributor, Tailor Cut Produce of North Brunswick, N.J., has agreed to a recall.
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