• May 13, 2015

    School becomes safe harbor after Philly train derailment

    Webster Elementary school in Kensington is used to serving those with profound needs. Ninety-seven percent of the children live in poverty. Blighted h...
  • May 13, 2015

    Poll shows Kenney in command in Philly mayor's race

    The first independent poll on the Philadelphia mayoral primary candidates shows former City Councilman Jim Kenney with a commanding lead.
  • May 12, 2015 |  That's History

    Free speech in the age of Islamophobia

    A few years ago, I invited Pamela Geller to visit the class that I teach about “culture wars” in the United States. Geller had recently spearheaded a ...
  • May 12, 2015

    Incumbents facing a major challenge in Philly's at-large Council races

    While the mayor's race is garnering most of the attention in Philadelphia, voters also will be picking City Council members this year. Incumbent...
  • May 12, 2015 |  StateImpact

    As gas boom cuts into forests, scientists study how to put it back together

    Pennylvnia state foresters and Penn State scientists are trying to plan for the future and help gas companies figure out the best ways to clean up aft...
  • May 11, 2015

    Bicyclist killed in Philly crash mourned as 'passionate, curious, giving'

    Friends say Vijay Mohan was always the first person to crack a joke, but he wasn't only about quips. A great lover of film, he was often juggling...
  • May 11, 2015

    Philly filmmaker premieres documentary about Hollywood Beauty Salon in Germantown

    The Hollywood Beauty Salon is a tiny beauty parlor tucked inside the Germantown Recovery Community, a mental health facility in Northwest Philadelphia...
  • May 11, 2015

    Breast milk banks may be regulated in NJ

    New Jersey lawmakers are considering a measure to require breast milk banks be licensed by the state Department of Health.
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