N.J. lawmakers pass ban on plastic, paper carryout bags

The prohibition would go into effect in 18 months under the bill, which goes next to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital has new lease on life through Penn Medicine and other nonprofits

Under an arrangement with Penn Medicine, Mercy's emergency department will stay open, with limited inpatient beds.

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital has new lease on life through Penn Medicine and other nonprofits

Under an arrangement with Penn Medicine, Mercy's emergency department will stay open, with limited inpatient beds.

N.J. passes budget, hiking taxes on rich and approving borrowing

The budget passed the Democrat-led Senate and Assembly and heads next to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.

N.J. passes budget, hiking taxes on rich and approving borrowing

The budget passed the Democrat-led Senate and Assembly and heads next to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.

Montco authorities announce dismantling of gun trafficking ring led by teenagers

Prosecutors have charged nine adults and five juveniles with playing roles in the scheme. Six of the 44 weapons authorities have linked to the group have been recovered, some in at shooting scenes.

Montco authorities announce dismantling of gun trafficking ring led by teenagers

Prosecutors have charged nine adults and five juveniles with playing roles in the scheme. Six of the 44 weapons authorities have linked to the group have been recovered, some in at shooting scenes.
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Philly to remove 53 kids from Devereux’s live-in facilities after it finds lax supervision

After finding lax supervision, the city has decided to remove all 53 Philadelphia children from Devereux residential facilities.

Former drum corps leader pleads no contest to indecent assault; judge calls him ‘disgusting’

George Hopkins, former director of Allentown's elite Cadets drum and bugle corps, pleaded no contest to indecent assault after an Inquirer investigation revealed years of misconduct.

Penn’s new student leaders identify as first generation college students from lower income families

“We’re hoping we are able to take advantage of that leverage and that momentum to achieve more than any other board has ever achieved,” Owens, 21, a senior from Lexington, Tenn. said.

Rutgers receives $15 million grant for global racial justice institute

The five-year grant for the new Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers comes from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Spotlight PA

Pa.’s failure to mandate quicker death reporting before the coronavirus fueled wild data fluctuations, mistrust

An investigation found state health officials abandoned their urgency in implementing a faster process, leaving them ill-prepared to accurately report death data when the pandemic arrived.

Confederate monuments are falling across the nation, but in Philly a memorial to Southern troops still stands

How the Confederate monument came to stand in the Philadelphia National Cemetery is a tale of persistent lobbying, changing politics, and tenacious efforts to reshape the American memory.

Biden maintains an edge over Trump in new Pa. poll, as pessimism over coronavirus, economy looms

The new poll comes as Trump visits Pennsylvania twice this week. Biden delivered a televised speech Sunday from Philadelphia.

Protesters march through Philadelphia in the wake of the grand jury ruling in Breonna Taylor’s death

Hundreds of protesters marched through Center City after a Kentucky grand jury recommended charges for one officer in the raid that led to Taylor’s death. The charges are not connected to her killing.

Philly caught up on trash pickup. But sanitation workers worry about a second coronavirus wave.

The city is launching a website for residents to track collections in real time. And the union that represents sanitation workers is worried that a second wave of COVID-19 could impact workers.

Activists call for Comcast and other providers to guarantee faster, free internet for students

“I worry that if I don’t have access to stable internet soon, this situation will affect my future," said Genesis Mejia-Noyer, a junior at Kensington Health Sciences Academy.

Philly’s chief homicide prosecutor said a driver tried to run him off the road. Police tracked her down, arrested her, and towed her car.

No one was injured, and no vehicles were damaged in the Sept. 16 incident, but based on Anthony Voci’s complaint, police tracked down the driver and arrested her.

N.J. approves scaled-down $1 billion PSE&G plan to boost energy efficiency

Customers will pay for the program through higher rates of less than 1% but can recoup many times that in energy savings if they take advantage of the entire program, a state official says.

SEPTA manager fired for alleged overtime fraud

Ryan Kappler, 38 of Montgomery County, was arrested by the SEPTA police and faces charges of theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, and receiving stolen property.

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