Raymond G. Perelman, master investor and philanthropist, dies at 101

He was a master businessman who bought and sold companies with abandon. He also became one of the Philadelphia region’s greatest philanthropists, leaving his mark at the University of Pennsylvania and beyond.

Activists demand state action for Buena teen wrestler who had dreadlocks cut to compete

Activists want state action after controversy erupted when Buena wrestler Andrew Johnson had his dreadlocks cut to compete in a match.

Activists demand state action for Buena teen wrestler who had dreadlocks cut to compete

Activists want state action after controversy erupted when Buena wrestler Andrew Johnson had his dreadlocks cut to compete in a match.

Philly’s ‘Camel Prom Mom’ admits to collecting government disability while working to fund lavish parties

In all, Saudia Shuler illegally took home nearly $37,000 in benefits between 2014 and 2018 -- even while hosting the over-the-top opulent prom send-offs that rocketed her to notoriety.

Philly’s ‘Camel Prom Mom’ admits to collecting government disability while working to fund lavish parties

In all, Saudia Shuler illegally took home nearly $37,000 in benefits between 2014 and 2018 -- even while hosting the over-the-top opulent prom send-offs that rocketed her to notoriety.

Government shutdown delays construction on addiction recovery housing in Kensington

Project HOME has been working for five years to build apartments for people in recovery from drug addiction, just blocks from the neighborhood’s last major homeless encampment. They'll have to wait longer.

Government shutdown delays construction on addiction recovery housing in Kensington

Project HOME has been working for five years to build apartments for people in recovery from drug addiction, just blocks from the neighborhood’s last major homeless encampment. They'll have to wait longer.
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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure ends in favor of a walk as revenues fall

Facing declining revenues, Komen’s Philadelphia affiliate on Tuesday announced it is replacing its Race for the Cure — a 28-year Mother’s Day tradition — with the Dallas-based organization’s new event, the More than Pink Walk.

PSU releases report on hazing, first one under new Tim Piazza law

Since sophomore pledge Tim Piazza died at Pennsylvania State University in February 2017 following a booze-fueled fraternity party, the university has investigated and taken action on 14 other reports of hazing, including one case where pledges were forced to drink a jug of wine in 30 minutes.

Tom Wolf calls for 'hope, empathy, action’ in second term as Pa. governor

Tom Wolf asks Pennsylvanians to choose "hope" as he is sworn in for his second term.

Gov. Wolf’s inauguration price tag: $1.7 million and counting

Labor unions, law firms, lobbyists, and big energy companies are among dozens of donors to Wolf's inaugural committee.

A new Washington Square high-rise? Philly developer tries again to build condo tower over Dilworth House

Philadelphia developer John Turchi has pulled two zoning permits that would allow a buidler to demolish part of the Dilworth House and build a 10-unit condo tower on the site.

Second grader writes heartwarming letter to Alshon Jeffery

On homemade stationery with Eagles-green hearts, 8-year-old Abigail Johnson penned a message of encouragement following the postseason-ending slip-up.

Homeless baby boomers a fast-growing presence in U.S. cities

Experts suggest that spending more on housing and services for this fragile population could save money in the long run.

Broadway icon Carol Channing’s long love affair with Philly, the town that gave her her start

Over almost five decades, Channing returned and returned to a city she remembered fondly for its enthusiastic, supportive, "WONderful" audiences.

Philly contractor faces $45,000 in OSHA fines for Brewerytown building collapse that killed one in June

Contractor Harvey Figgs was killed when the property he was demolishing by hand collapsed, dumping bricks and rubble on top of him. OSHA determined that his employer, Gama Wrecking Inc., had not properly braced walls and floors, or set up a "personal fall arrest system."

Cosmo DiNardo’s cousin Sean Kratz asks confession tapes be suppressed and death penalty barred

Kratz is charged with helping DiNardo kill and bury three of his four victims in the July 2017 slayings that garnered regional and national attention. He is set to go trial in April.

Hupperterz’s step-grandfather: Looking for snakes, I found Jenna Burleigh’s body in Poconos shed

Hupperterz's step-grandfather, George Stabilito, told jurors Monday that he was checking his wife's lakeside shed in the Poconos for snakes when he found a blue plastic storage bin with a body inside.

L.A. teachers on strike; what does it mean for Philly?

“I said to my members, ‘What’s happening to Los Angeles teachers is what will happen here; don’t think that it won’t,'” PFT president Jerry Jordan said.

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