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Auditor General: DOE Must Check Charter-School Rent Payments

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said his latest audit of one charter-school system in Allegheny County shows the Pennsylvania Dept. of Education continues to divert millions of dollars from classrooms to the bank accounts of some charter-school operators, without proper checks. The audit of the Propel Charter School System questioned lease reimbursement provided by PDE […]

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The first of the class of “Neo-Panamax” shipping vessels called at the Port of Philadelphia  Aug. 3 to begin a new phase of transport along the Delaware River. The MSC Sophia Celeste, an 8,800 TEU (20-foot Equivalent Unit) vessel operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Co., docked at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia […]

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9th Street Eyes A Bid

by Maria Merlino Some 9th Street business folks are bidding to have a BID, a Business Improvement District. They believe by spending a little money to spruce up the street, its businesses will prosper. Is everyone on board? Not really. Some merchants are culturally wary of bureaucracy, while others are ready to retire without taking […]

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Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 Hosted DNC Delegates Among 1,500 Guests

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POLS ON THE STREET: Battle for Pennsylvania Will Be Fought Here

by Joe Shaheeli Hillary Clinton stops in Harrisburg following her first in Philly at Temple University, the day after the DNC crowned her, were followed by an appearance by Donald Trump in Mechanicsburg. These campaign moves are an early sign both understand Pennsylvania is now rated by pollsters as a swing state. The Clinton campaign […]

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City Leaders Promote Safety Locks For Guns

Gun-owning Philadelphians need to know about a new law requiring their safe storage in your residence if minors are living with you. That means equipping guns with gun locks. The bill was introduced last April by Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke, following a number of high-profile preventable tragedies involving children with firearms across the […]

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Sam Staten, Sr. Honored

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In Advance of Her DNC Speech, Katie McGinty Talks to Pa. Delegation

by Greg Salisbury Courtesy City & State PA Perhaps it was a case of convention fatigue setting in, or perhaps it was the fear of getting Berned again by a featured speaker who didn’t show, but Thursday morning’s Pennsylvania Delegation breakfast was by far the most-sparsely attended of the DNC, despite featuring an appearance by […]

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Our Opinion: DNC, City Did Their Best!

God bless the patience of the City’s Police Bicycle Corps. Their quiet presence sent a calming message to some of the thousands of protestors looking to create a ruckus and earn some television time. It was obvious Commissioner Richard Ross’ blue line knew what to do, how to do it, and were prepared for anything […]

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DNC: Pa. Delegation Starts the Day with a Bang – Not Boos

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