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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 […]

PHILADELPHIA— Councilmember Helen Gym (At-Large) will hold a hearing on the state of Philadelphia’s public schools. Parents and advocates will testify on school communities’ major funding priorities for this budget season in order to continue recovery from the devastating Corbett budget cuts. Over the past year, community demands for school investments have ramped up, with parents, teachers, […]

As a child, the kitchen table talk in Sam Doctor’s house wasn’t the score of his latest arithmetic test — it was the hard math of his parent’s next collective bargaining agreement. Combined, his mom and dad have 56 years of service at AK Steel outside of Butler, Pennsylvania — about 40 miles north of […]

LACRETIA WIMBLEY Pittsburgh Post-Gazette lwimbley@post-gazette.com APR 29, 2019 6:45 AM Cries for changes to longstanding laws that govern policing are expected to take more concrete form Tuesday as Democratic state lawmakers finalize proposed new laws and activists try to rally support. Members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus are pushing five bills that aim to […]

BY CARLOS AVILA TRENTON–As a celebration of Latino Heritage and in conjunction with Minor League Baseball’s “Copa de la Diversion” initiative, the Trenton Thunder will become “El Trueno de Trenton” for three games this June 2019. “Trenton is home to approximately 30 thousand Hispanic and Latino residents, which accounts for about 35% of the city’s […]

LINDA WILSON FUOCO AND RICH LORD Pittsburgh Post-Gazette APR 26, 2019 3:12 PM On the same day that the National Aviary, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, five other nonprofit organizations and eight municipalities were approved to get $1.9 million in grants, officials learned that receipt of the money will be postponed indefinitely because of […]