Philadelphia 'city slickers’ have received millions in federal farm subsidies over 25 years

Ever since the 1930s, government subsidies have been paid to farmers to offset agricultural cost and risk. But money also is funneled to children, first cousins, nieces, and other relatives living far from the cabbage patch and pig pen.

Got a business idea? You could win a full tuition scholarship to Rider University

Rider University hosts a business competition for entrepreneurial-minded high school students. The one who comes up with the best invention gets a full, four-year tuition scholarship to the university, worth more than $170,000. The competition was held Saturday before a panel of judges.

Got a business idea? You could win a full tuition scholarship to Rider University

Rider University hosts a business competition for entrepreneurial-minded high school students. The one who comes up with the best invention gets a full, four-year tuition scholarship to the university, worth more than $170,000. The competition was held Saturday before a panel of judges.

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.

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.

As Philly's asbestos crisis continues, McClure Elementary parents are coping with the everyday consequences

“We’re pulling our hair out, we’re struggling,” said Jessika Roche, whose son, Cassius, is in third grade at McClure, which is currently closed as officials tackle areas of damaged asbestos throughout the building. “It’s taken a huge toll on our family.”

As Philly's asbestos crisis continues, McClure Elementary parents are coping with the everyday consequences

“We’re pulling our hair out, we’re struggling,” said Jessika Roche, whose son, Cassius, is in third grade at McClure, which is currently closed as officials tackle areas of damaged asbestos throughout the building. “It’s taken a huge toll on our family.”
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2 men convicted in slaying of South Jersey woman during burglary

Deanna Scordo, 45, was shot dead during a burglary at her family's blueberry farm in Winslow Township

Boys, 13 and 14, wounded in Strawberry Mansion double shooting

The shooting occurred in the area of 30th and Arizona Streets.

Two South Jersey sod farms see opportunity in youth soccer tournaments. But only one town loves it.

One is a town of 14,000. The other has a population of 6,500. At issue is whether welcoming tens of thousands of people for youth soccer tournaments hurts or helps.

Asbestos cleanup continues; McClure closure extended

McClure, a K-5 school with more than 600 students, first closed in late December.

$10 debt costs him his freedom. Philly man gets life sentence for drug-related killing.

Philly man Dante Green was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man over a $10 drug debt in 2016.

Extremist neo-Nazi leader is a former Villanova student, N.J. resident, reports say

British news organizations report that Rinaldo Nazzaro, 46, a former New Jersey resident and Villanova University drop out, is leading a violent neo-Nazi group that has triggered investigations from U.S. counterterrorism officials.

Rare copy of a Christopher Columbus letter stolen in Venice is recovered by Delaware authorities

The letter, with an estimated market value of $1.3 million, is being returned to the Italian library from which it went missing back in the '80s.

Judge vacates man’s death sentence in 1990 Overbrook killing, grants new trial in his West Philly murder case

Prosecutors had previously sought to give Derrick Ragan a chance at parole with a 35-to-70-year plea deal.

Jeff Van Drew disavowed President Trump in a Nov. 30 voicemail to a voter

The emergence of the voicemail comes just days before Van Drew is set to fly with Trump on Air Force One to a rally in Wildwood

Philly only has seven school librarians citywide. That's the worst ratio in the country.

“Why do the students in Philadelphia not have that opportunity? To me, that sounds like discrimination,” said State Rep. Thomas Murt (R., Montgomery County), a former teacher whose district includes part of Northeast Philadelphia.

Visiting a Northern Liberties shrine, Philly's next archbishop says he's 'shocked that I’m back here'

The Archdiocese's next leader asked for prayers "as we begin this journey that brought me back to the land of the cheesesteaks."

Philly volunteers wanted to spruce up their neighborhood school for MLK Jr. Day. The school district billed them $700

“It’s Martin Luther King Day. Why wouldn’t you somehow want to encourage schools and communities to come together and do something good in your school?” said Kristen McKenna, the president of the Greenfield Home and School Association, calling the charge “just infuriating.”

The Philadelphia school board is getting at least one new member

Wayne Walker, the current Philadelphia Board of Education vice president, will not seek reappointment to the job, officials announced Friday.

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