Philly-area charter, private schools receive millions in federal PPP loans

The loans to charters drew immediate criticism, based on the schools’ status as publicly funded but independently run organizations. Despite the financial pressures brought on by the pandemic, Pennsylvania charters are receiving the same level of payments from districts.

Coronavirus cases spiking among Pa. young people; N.J. says anyone coming from Delaware should quarantine

In Philadelphia, where case rates have stabilized, the school district began a series of virtual town halls Tuesday to collect public input on how to reopen in the fall, with a plan due out next week.

Coronavirus cases spiking among Pa. young people; N.J. says anyone coming from Delaware should quarantine

In Philadelphia, where case rates have stabilized, the school district began a series of virtual town halls Tuesday to collect public input on how to reopen in the fall, with a plan due out next week.

An ‘unreal’ sequence was behind the hail, downpours, and floods in the Philly area Monday

Thunderstorms typically move west to east; with the center near Philadelphia, these "ring of fire" storms radiated in all directions.

An ‘unreal’ sequence was behind the hail, downpours, and floods in the Philly area Monday

Thunderstorms typically move west to east; with the center near Philadelphia, these "ring of fire" storms radiated in all directions.

New Jersey held a primary election, but results could take days

The winners of two closely watched congressional races and other contests likely won’t be known for days while officials count hundreds of thousands of mail ballots.

New Jersey held a primary election, but results could take days

The winners of two closely watched congressional races and other contests likely won’t be known for days while officials count hundreds of thousands of mail ballots.
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Temple University launches search for new president: Englert to leave after 45 years in 17 roles

Richard Englert stepped in as acting president of the 39,000-student university in July 2016 after former president Neil D. Theobald resigned under pressure. The board made Englert’s appointment permanent three months after he assumed the acting role.

A Chester County pharmacy was fined for coronavirus ‘price gouging’

“We won’t tolerate illegal price gouging during this emergency, and we’re taking action every day to stop it — here in Chester County and across Pennsylvania,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.

U.S. notifies U.N. of withdrawal from World Health Organization

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization.

Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall

President Donald Trump says he will pressure governors to reopen schools and colleges this fall, arguing that some want to keep schools closed for political reasons against the will of families.

North Philly man is charged in the hit-and-run that critically injured a Temple student

Saleem Harville was arrested in the hit-and-run that seriously injured Emily Ocelus, police said.

Philly landlords sue to overturn new coronavirus pandemic renter protections

The lawsuit comes as housing advocates are preparing for an expected wave of evictions as temporary reprieves expire and landlord-tenant courts resume operations.

Philly says it’s close to a deal to end the homeless encampment on Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The encampment sprung up during the protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and has been labeled by its inhabitants as a “no cop zone.”

Pence and Biden are both coming to Pa. on Thursday. Pence will meet police in Philly.

Pennsylvania has already hosted both men several times in recent months, underscoring the state’s status as a crucial battleground in the race for the White House.

Joe Biden has hired top aides to run his Pennsylvania campaign

Joe Biden has added two Philadelphians with extensive experience in Pennsylvania politics to lead his campaign operation in a state critical to the presidential election.

Want a new bike? Be ready to shell out the big bucks after budget-friendly rides fly from the shelves.

The shops are dealing with shortages after riders gobbled up budget-friendly bikes. Now basic parts, such as inner tubes and bike tires, have become a problem across the industry.

Philly-area companies reaped millions from PPP funds for small businesses. Search the list to see who got how much.

The Trump administration released data giving the most-detailed picture yet on which businesses received funding from the program, designed to help firms with fewer than 500 workers weather the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus transmission rate in N.J. reaches highest since early May; officials beg people to wear masks

In Pennsylvania, nearly half of the 450 new cases reported on Monday were from Allegheny County. Gov. Tom Wolf said the outbreak there “has been traced to people not wearing masks in public places,” such as bars and restaurants.

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