As Daniel Denvir notes in his terrific column, "How the Rich Stole Christmas," property-tax abatements will cost city schools nearly $50 million in lost tax revenue in 2014 alone. Public school students suffer, but who benefits?
Former Department of Environmental Protection secretary John Hanger is positioning himself to the left of a crowded field of Democrats hoping to take on vulnerable Gov. Tom Corbett this year. Today,...
Judge M. Teresa Sarmina today set bail at $250,000 for Msgr. William J. Lynn, the former high-ranking administrator in the Philadelphia archdiocese, whose conviction in a clergy sex-abuse scandal was overturned last week by the state Superior Court.
There has been a lot of cheering over SEPTA's announcement of its new capital program. But excitement over the plan marginalizes the fact that SEPTA only gets a fraction of the captial funding seen by comparable transit agencies.
[+5] Anti-bullying activist Wei Chen wins a $50,000 Peace First prize. And there the little guy goes, happily walking home alone with all that money in his pocket, not a care in the world.
Sylvia Simms, as one of five voting SRC members, holds significant power over issues of great concern to the Philadelphia School Partnership, including the district's efforts to close public schools, rein in the rapid and costly growth of charter schools and salary, benefit and work-rule concessions from the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.