The vote this week to combine three small school districts in southern Hunterdon County was historic, the first formal merger approved in a state where home rule is almost sacrosanct in nearly 20 years.
Whether it will set a precedent is another question.
While Gov. Chris Christie's administration has appealed the ruling of a New Jersey judge last week legalizing same-sex marriage, couples say they're ready to wed.
Last week, I got to spend some time with Philadelphia Rising.
After all the news about Philly failing – the agony of the schools, the chalk outlines on mean streets – it's good to be reminded how, elsewhere in this city, another, hopeful story keeps getting written.
A Pennsylvania Democrat wants Obamacare to stand, but also wants a key tax within it repealed. A vote Monday found U.S. Sen. Bob Casey choosing one priority over the other.
It's been called the "nuclear" option.
On Monday afternoon a coalition of education groups called on the Philadelphia School District to bypass negotiations and unilaterally impose new contract terms on the district's teachers.