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Councilmember Helen Gym (At-Large) introduced two bills to protect and expand the rights of trans and gender non-conforming people in Philadelphia. Gym’s bills require youth-serving organizations to have an appropriate policy in place to protect trans and gender non-conforming young people, and require Philadelphia City Hall to have at least one gender neutral bathroom on every […]

By Aja Beech June 4th, 2019 How the District Philadelphia Attorney’s Office handles death penalty cases is a subject I have written about and worked on for about a decade. I have followed cases from around the world and was in the courtroom for cases in Philadelphia and at the Supreme Court in Harrisburg. Over […]

by Chris Palmer, Stacey Burling, Nathaniel Lash and Julie Shaw Advocates researching police bias published a database Saturday of what they said were racist, intolerant, or otherwise offensive Facebook posts or comments made by hundreds of current and former Philadelphia police officers. The database, compiled by a group called the Plain View Project, highlights posts from officers in eight […]

By John George and Natalie Kostelni  –  Philadelphia Business Journal The Wistar Institute is teaming up with University Place Associates to create a “research and discovery hub” in the University City section of Philadelphia. The 240,000-square-foot building, to be built by UPA at an estimated cost of $100 million, will facilitate collaborations among Wistar and the region’s academic research and […]

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There was plenty of mudslinging leading up to District 7’s Democratic primary on May 21. But when the dust settled on Tuesday night, Maria Quiñones-Sanchez emerged the victor in a tightly-contested City Council primary with state Rep. Angel Cruz. “When people say the party is not with me, that is not true. Because the people […]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrat Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job as mayor of the nation’s sixth largest city after fending off two challengers in Tuesday’s primary who criticized his signature achievement: a soda tax to help provide free preschool classes. The victory all but assures Kenney will stay on as mayor in Philadelphia, […]

Student debt can destroy credit, delay marriage and children, make buying a home impossible, and turn hopes of career success and financial stability into a nightmare of struggling for decades just to catch up. It can become a vicious cycle that spills across generations: Some people in low- or modest-paying jobs are still paying off […]

NEW YORK (AP, May 21) — Two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. A Manhattan federal court lawsuit asked a judge to declare the rule unconstitutional and […]

On the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) celebrated a school opening a new library. He also took time to discuss the need for fair funding for education. Rabb has introduced legislation to funnel all the education budget through the proposed “fair funding” formula. Currently […]