Home » Archives by category » Featured News
S.R.C., Change Smith School Ruling

S.R.C., Change Smith School Ruling

“For all children, a great school, close to where they live.” —Vision statement, School District of Philadelphia When it comes to this vision, the School District of Philadelphia is operating with blinders on. The SDP still has some vacant properties on its hands, left over from the closure of 24 public schools in 2013: It […]

Share
Election Shockers Rock City Democrats

Black Lives Matter mattered in this week’s Democratic primary. Insurgent civil-rights attorney Larry Krasner walked away with the prize in the seven-way race to succeed incumbent District Attorney Seth Williams. With more than 98% of the votes tallied by Wednesday morning, Krasner had won 38.2% of 152,316 overall votes – 58,165. Former US Attorney Joe […]

Share
Continue reading …
Non-Commercial Radio Get-Together Happening at WXPN

BY NATHAN LERNER Philadelphia radio station WXPN will once again host the annual Non-COMMvention, Now in its 17th edition, the event is widely considered the premier national convocation of contemporary non-commercial music radio stations. It attracts both industry members and those, who are simply fans of the music. Over the years, such big names such […]

Share
Continue reading …
Pt.  Breeze Arson Investigation Begins

BY ELDON GRAHAM Point Breeze is still recovering from the alarming fire that tore through construction houses owned by South Philadelphia businessman Ori Feibush. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Philadelphia Field Division ruled that the cause of the fire was arson. Investigators have conducted a thorough examination of the fire scene and […]

Share
Continue reading …
OUR OPINION: Our Endorsements in the Philadelphia Primary

If nothing else, this year’s political activity has proven that in a post-2016 electoral landscape, there is no such thing as an “off year.” Nowhere has that been more aptly demonstrated than in the two marquee primaries in Philadelphia’s May 16 primary: the Democratic races for city controller and district attorney. Challenger Rebecca Rhynhart’s résumé […]

Share
Continue reading …
POLS ON THE STREET: In DA’s Race, the Biggest Slice Will Win

BY JOE SHAHEELI The DA’s race will be sliced up by seven candidates. Whose slice will deliver the most votes on Election Day? With a turnout of 16% of the Democratic vote predicted by many politicos, that doesn’t call for a lot of votes for one to become the plurality winner. What goes into the […]

Share
Continue reading …
ANOTHER OPINION: Philadelphia Owes More To Heroes’ Survivors

BY COUNCILMAN AL TAUBENBERGER My son, Matt, is a Pennsylvania State Trooper. It’s incredibly dangerous work. One need only glance at the current news headlines regarding Eric Frein, who was just convicted of killing one State Trooper and severely wounding another in an unprovoked sniper attack on a State Police barracks. Although I am extraordinarily […]

Share
Continue reading …
Marching for Science with Wit and Wisdom

Last Saturday, Apr. 22, 10,000 scientists and their supporters marched from City Hall to Penn’s Landing, where they braved a light drizzle to hear a bevy of leaders including Council Mark Squilla emphasize the essential role science plays in our lives and our fortunes. Many came with what may have been the most-creative personally designed […]

Share
Continue reading …
Bartram’s Garden Becomes A Trailhead

BY ELDON GRAHAM If you love biking, long walks, spring weather and fresh air, then the newly developed Bartram’s Mile Trail at Bartram’s Garden is a place for you to experience. The city finally completed its long-awaited community trail on the Southwest Philadelphia stretch of land along the Schuylkill River. Last Saturday, Mayor Jim Kenney, […]

Share
Continue reading …

All political parties can make poor choices when they endorse candidates. But political parties that are big enough to have a leadership as well as footsoldiers and simple adherents typically endorse a slate of candidates in primary elections. That’s a good thing. Most people who identify as Democrats or Republicans don’t have the time or […]

Share
Continue reading …
Page 1 of 49123Next ›Last »