A Philly rehab owner who illegally profited from others’ addictions will spend 18 months in prison

Joseph Lubowitz, ex-CEO of Humble Beginnings Recovery Center, admitted accepting more than $21,000 in kickbacks for referring patients to a Florida rehab center where prosecutors say they were “used like cattle" to generate millions of dollars in fraudulent insurance claims.

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How an Inquirer photographer gets the shot - on the opposite end of the basketball court

'Nova, faces and much more, as seen through the lens of our staff photojournalists.
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How an Inquirer photographer gets the shot - on the opposite end of the basketball court

'Nova, faces and much more, as seen through the lens of our staff photojournalists.

This weather forecaster claims to predict sales of shorts and ice scrapers a year in advance. Can he — or anyone else?

Bill Kirk says his "secret sauce" can take on one of the most-vexing problems in weather: Long-range forecasting. Others are skeptical.

This weather forecaster claims to predict sales of shorts and ice scrapers a year in advance. Can he — or anyone else?

Bill Kirk says his "secret sauce" can take on one of the most-vexing problems in weather: Long-range forecasting. Others are skeptical.

Seven physicians sue Drexel College of Medicine alleging contract breach when Hahnemann closed

Drexel wants to end the doctors’ employment on Jan. 14. The doctors’ lawsuit says the university can’t do that until June 30 under their contracts and seeks full payment plus damages.

Seven physicians sue Drexel College of Medicine alleging contract breach when Hahnemann closed

Drexel wants to end the doctors’ employment on Jan. 14. The doctors’ lawsuit says the university can’t do that until June 30 under their contracts and seeks full payment plus damages.
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The Pittsburgh area knocked its drug overdoses down by 40% last year. Why can’t Philly do the same?

The city that produced “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” is a lot different from the City of Brotherly Love. But Pennsylvania’s biggest cities share ambitious efforts to save people in addiction.

Everyone’s talking about Pennsylvania’s big 2022 elections. Just don’t ask the candidates.

There was no shortage of speculation at the Pennsylvania Society gathering in N.Y. about the next big elections on the horizon after 2020: races for governor and U.S. Senate in 2022.

Pa. drug dealer linked to fatal 2017 overdose sentenced

A Pennsylvania-based man who authorities describe as the highest-level dealer in a drug trafficking network has been sentenced to a 20-year prison term for his role in a Delaware man's fatal overdose.

Delco is going to the Democrats, who plan to cut patronage, open up government

Since last month’s historic election in Delaware County, Democrats have been working to try to smooth their transition to power and to start shaping a new direction for the county.

Inspectors found violations at homes run by Movita Johnson-Harrell’s nonprofit while authorities say she was collecting cash

Over several years, state inspectors accused the homes run by State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell's nonprofit of infractions including disrepair, mismanaging residents’ finances and errors in administering residents’ medications, records obtained by The Inquirer show.

N.J. agrees to provide more state aid to 13 districts; decision pending on Camden’s $43.9 million emergency request

The New Jersey Department of Education notified 13 school districts they will receive additional financial assistance totaling $15 million. Camden is still waiting for word on its request to close a budget gap.

Gov. Tom Wolf commuted a man’s life sentence. Now Delco prosecutors want to send him back to jail.

The commutation of Sheppard's sentence was one of eight Gov. Wolf approved Thursday.

More than 500 Philadelphians accused of domestic abuse were ordered to turn in their weapons, but only 62 have done so.

Since the law took effect in April, 574 accused domestic abusers in Philadelphia were ordered to hand over their weapons, but only 62 of them complied.

A Republican Party remade by President Trump arrives in Manhattan for Pennsylvania Society | Clout

Love it or loathe it, Pennsylvania Society was about tradition in the state’s politics. Now that is being remade by Donald Trump's controversial and unconventional presidency.

New Jersey moves closer to banning plastic bags — and paper ones, too

New Jersey may soon ban plastic and paper bags, along with styrofoam containers. It would be one of the strictest laws in the country.

Philly City Council amends 10-year tax abatement bill after Mayor Jim Kenney’s threat to block it

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney told City Council he would not sign pending legislation to trim the city’s controversial 10-year tax abatement without a change that would delay implementation. Council President Darrell Clarke offers to do so.

State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, charged with $500k theft, hands in resignation

The West Philadelphia Democrat's resignation, effective Dec. 13, means a special election to fill her seat could be held as soon as February.

'We've effectively created a segregated school system': Pa.'s urban districts say state funding, charter laws crippling them

Norristown was one of more than a dozen urban school districts across the state — including Upper Darby and Pottstown — that held news conferences Thursday to draw attention to funding disparities facing districts that are also burdened with increasing costs for charters each year.

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