Pennsylvania makes masks mandatory in all public spaces

The new order requires masks to be worn whenever anyone leaves home and can’t maintain a proper social distance from others.

Pennsylvania makes masks mandatory in all public spaces

The new order requires masks to be worn whenever anyone leaves home and can’t maintain a proper social distance from others.

Rizzo supporters file lawsuit to take possession of removed statue

The statue was removed by the city on June 3 during the nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd.

Rizzo supporters file lawsuit to take possession of removed statue

The statue was removed by the city on June 3 during the nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd.

The gun that tied a suspect to the death of the Camden City Council president’s grandson should not be admitted at trial, lawyer says

Brandon Beverly is charged with murder and kidnapping in the asphyxiation death of Curtis Jenkins III, 20, last year. Jalen Carr is charged in a related robbery of a cell phone allegedly used by Beverly to make a ransom call.

The gun that tied a suspect to the death of the Camden City Council president’s grandson should not be admitted at trial, lawyer says

Brandon Beverly is charged with murder and kidnapping in the asphyxiation death of Curtis Jenkins III, 20, last year. Jalen Carr is charged in a related robbery of a cell phone allegedly used by Beverly to make a ransom call.
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Gov. Tom Wolf signs a bill that makes it easier for Pa. state universities to consolidate or affiliate

The changes come as the 95,000-student system, which seen a 20 percent drop in its enrollment since 2010, grapples with fallout and uncertainty from the coronavirus.

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Pa. GOP can’t unilaterally end Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus disaster declaration, state Supreme Court rules

In the first of two constitutional showdowns, the court rejected the GOP’s argument that it can strip Wolf of his emergency power without his consent.

Philly DA Larry Krasner plans ‘truth, justice, and reconciliation commission’ to review harm caused by justice system

During a Zoom news conference Wednesday afternoon, Krasner said the justice system as it currently stands has “too few tools” to address years of problematic conduct by police and prosecutors, much of which has especially impacted communities of color.

What’s happened so far at the encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

A group of Philadelphians experiencing homelessness formed an encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. So, who are the organizers, and what are they hoping to achieve with their protest?

Philly parents, staff’s most favored option is a return to schools this fall on alternate days, district survey finds

“Teachers with children cannot teach online and help their students at the same time and a lot of jobs that are reopening do not accommodate half time schedules or biweekly schedules,” one wrote.

Coronavirus and Philly School District shutdown means thousands of kids have no camp to attend this summer

“The fact that we’re going to have fewer options, not more, for kids this summer is unacceptable," said Donna Cooper, executive director of one advocacy group, Public Citizens for Children and Youth. Providers also worry the move may have implications for fall after-school care.

Jay-Z’s Made in America is canceled for this year because of pandemic

Jay-Z's company, Roc Nation, said another reason behind the concert's postponement to 2021 is to focus support on organizations and individuals fighting for social justice.

New Jersey is warming faster than other Northeast states, with sea level rise higher too, report finds

New Jersey is warming faster than other Northeast states, with temperatures rising 3.5 degrees since the fossil fuel era began. And it’s about to get even hotter for longer periods.

Philly’s small landlords can apply for loans to offset missed rent during the pandemic

Small landlords own nearly half of all licensed rental units, and the city relies on them to offer affordable housing. So a new city program is offering $10,000 loans to help small landlords through the pandemic.

SEPTA Key Travel Wallet, tap-ride-tap method to launch for Regional Rail riders

Upon their return to commuting, Regional Rail riders will also need to adjust to a tap in, tap out method slowly rolled out before the pandemic.

Immigration judges sue Trump administration over alleged free-speech violation

The Trump administration's restrictions have largely muzzled immigration judges who see informing the public about the immigration system as an important part of their job.

A Kennedy, a machine-backed professor, and an insurgent progressive are vying to take on Jeff Van Drew in New Jersey

Jeff Van Drew is a plum target for the victor of a coming Democratic primary: a longtime conservative former Democrat who voted against impeachment, switched parties, and embraced Trump.

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