Exhausted health care workers ‘scream into the abyss’ about rising coronavirus cases

As doctors and nurses gear up to battle what could be the most threatening surge of cases yet, they don’t feel like the public is listening.

Exhausted health care workers ‘scream into the abyss’ about rising coronavirus cases

As doctors and nurses gear up to battle what could be the most threatening surge of cases yet, they don’t feel like the public is listening.

New Jersey moves to strengthen Black history education mandates

"Black history is history and it’s a history that everybody should know," Ebele Azikiwe, 12, of Cherry Hill on a bill to require schools to teach about the contributions of African Americans.

New Jersey moves to strengthen Black history education mandates

"Black history is history and it’s a history that everybody should know," Ebele Azikiwe, 12, of Cherry Hill on a bill to require schools to teach about the contributions of African Americans.

Sunoco Pipeline’s plans to cut Mariner East through a Delco apartment complex arouses protests

The owner of the Glen Riddle apartment complex says the construction project’s snug fit between buildings in the 124-unit complex raises safety concerns.

Sunoco Pipeline’s plans to cut Mariner East through a Delco apartment complex arouses protests

The owner of the Glen Riddle apartment complex says the construction project’s snug fit between buildings in the 124-unit complex raises safety concerns.
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4 school closures in 10 years: This family has been hit especially hard by shrinking Catholic schools

The Yevoli’s plight might seem extraordinary, but probably not rare. U.S. Catholic school enrollment has been plummeting for decades, from more than 5 million in the 1960s to 1.7 million this year.

COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths rise sharply in Pa.; U.S. records most new deaths in months; Pa. ban on most alcohol sales at restaurants and bars now in effect for Thanksgiving Eve

Pennsylvania is seeing the coronavirus spread at both small and large gatherings, according to Michael Huff, the director of testing and contact tracing.

Thanksgiving weather: After a wet, gloomy start, rain should back off by dinner time

The rain should stop in the afternoon, and with temperatures in the 60s, not bad for a pre-dinner walk.

Half of American families say they fear a hungry holiday season

In Pennsylvania, 52% of households with children are “not very confident” they will be able to afford needed food over the next four weeks. In New Jersey, the number is 55%.

Trump campaign takes complaints over Pa. election before friendly state lawmakers in Gettysburg, after a string of court losses

The president scuttled plans to attend the GOP-run state Senate hearing in person, but told lawmakers by phone the “election was rigged” while a room filled with supporters chanted his name.

Pa. surpasses 10,000 COVID-19 deaths as Thanksgiving arrives in the midst of a pandemic

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, alcohol was banned at Pennsylvania bars Wednesday night and Temple University’s Saturday football game, its season finale, was canceled.

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Last-minute assignments, lack of training left Pittsburgh-area poll workers unprepared on Election Day

Spotlight PA and Votebeat interviewed eight Allegheny County poll workers, who suggested the success seen on Nov. 3 was far from inevitable.

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Pa.; Biden team is in contact with federal vaccine team

“The commonwealth is in a precarious place right now,” Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf said at a news briefing. “We need to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to save lives.”

Pa. reports 3,900 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Cases increase in Philly, New Jersey.

“We’ve given people plenty of warnings that they should have Thanksgiving meals with their household members only,” Farley said. “You don’t want to spread COVID to your elderly grandmother."

‘He did the right thing and they killed him for it’: Mom says son was shot in Center City for testifying

Khaleaf Sistrunk, who was gunned down near the Clothespin sculpture in Center City last week, had been shot at many times since testifying in a murder trial in 2019, his family said.

Teen to face trial for murder in stabbing deaths of his foster mother and a 20-year-old man

Xavier Johnson was 17 when police say he stabbed Renee Gilyard, 64, to death in her East Germantown home. Two weeks earlier, they say, he fatally stabbed 20-year-old Jimmy Mao.

Philly’s Black-led charter schools are treated unfairly, new group says

“Our schools have collectively dealt with racism, inequity and biases when it comes to our schools’ oversight, expansion and renewal opportunities,” said Naomi Johnson Booker, a leader of the group.

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