Philadelphia leaders renew efforts to enforce law to protect immigrants from fraud

A 2014 law to protect immigrants from profiteers went ignored from the start. Now city leaders promise to "get on it" and put new muscle into enforcement.

Philadelphia leaders renew efforts to enforce law to protect immigrants from fraud

A 2014 law to protect immigrants from profiteers went ignored from the start. Now city leaders promise to "get on it" and put new muscle into enforcement.

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Fight rages over medical malpractice lawsuits in Pa. as report fails to settle the dispute

The outcome could have major implications for anyone who's hurt during a medical procedure and sues for damages.
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Fight rages over medical malpractice lawsuits in Pa. as report fails to settle the dispute

The outcome could have major implications for anyone who's hurt during a medical procedure and sues for damages.

Philly’s soda tax is supposed to ‘Rebuild’ parks and rec centers. It’s been a slow start.

Mayor Jim Kenney promised $500 million to fix up Philadelphia parks, recreation centers, and libraries. But the project’s budget and scope have shrunk, and City Councilmembers are frustrated by its slow pace.

Philly’s soda tax is supposed to ‘Rebuild’ parks and rec centers. It’s been a slow start.

Mayor Jim Kenney promised $500 million to fix up Philadelphia parks, recreation centers, and libraries. But the project’s budget and scope have shrunk, and City Councilmembers are frustrated by its slow pace.
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‘He never gets sad’: Connor has ‘Childhood Alzheimer’s,’ and his little buddies are his rock | Maria Panaritis

“Childhood Alzheimer’s” may be robbing Connor Dobbyn of his life, but Sanfilippo syndrome is no match for his BFFs at West Vincent Elementary School.

Philadelphia DA’s Office says it won’t call controversial witness in clergy sex-abuse retrial

City prosecutors said Wednesday that they do not plan to call a controversial sex-abuse accuser to testify next month at the child endangerment retrial for a former ranking cleric in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, even though the witness’ testimony was a key element of the 2012 trial.

Harrisburg Catholic diocese declares bankruptcy, the first to do so in Pa. under weight of clergy sex-abuse claims

The Harrisburg diocese joins more than two dozen others across the U.S. that have sought similar financial protections since the clergy sex abuse scandal first exploded in Boston 18 years ago.

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With dozens of Pa. lawmakers heading for the exits, do Democrats have the edge in 2020?

Since the current two-year session began in January 2019, 19 lawmakers have announced plans to retire and seven have resigned. At least seven of the Republican-held seats were won by Gov. Tom Wolf in 2018, making them prime targets for Democrats.

Four people wounded, two critically, in Philadelphia shooting

The victims included a man and a woman who were shot in their heads at 11th and Thompson Streets.

Michael White, cleared of manslaughter in Rittenhouse Square stabbing, gets probation for earlier bike theft

White pleaded guilty to theft and related crimes for using bolt cutters to break the lock that had been securing the bike on Penn’s campus at 1:27 a.m. on Nov. 3, 2017.

Even with 10,000 solar industry jobs in Pa. and N.J., the region lags behind, report says

A new report says there are more than 10,000 jobs in the solar industry in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but both states lag behind others in creating those jobs for a mix of reasons.

Coronavirus prompts PATCO to act to prevent fare card shortage

“We hear they closed the factory, had sent all the workers home, nobody’s been back, so the vendor had to scramble, we had to scramble to get those cards," PATCO General Manager John Rink said.

Pa. Supreme Court suspends Jerry Sandusky’s prosecutor

The suspension was a harsh blow for Frank Fina, who won a degree of fame for his aggressive and successful prosecution of a string of corrupt politicians,

Acme will replace Fresh Grocer in University City, Penn says

The Fresh Grocer at 40th and Walnut Streets will close after losing a nearly four-year long legal battle with Penn.

South Jersey father charged in 4-year-old son’s accidental shooting death

Andrew Mack, 31, was charged with child endangerment and a firearm offense in connection with the self-inflicted shooting death of his son Lincoln.

Opponents of the Berks County migrant detention center are trying a new way to shut it down

The families say they’ve suffered physical and psychological harm at Berks, after fleeing persecution in Central America and surviving a dangerous journey to the United States.

A Montgomery County ‘pill mill’ doctor traded cash for opioids. Now he’s heading to federal prison.

Spiro Y. Kassis, 66, prescribed his patients Oxycodone and other powerful opiate medication in exchange for little more than a $200 fee, prosecutors said.

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