Thursday's DN: Non-profit prez has checkered past

The Inspector General's Office is trying to figure out why the cash-strapped School District of Philadelphia gave nearly $150,000 to a non-profit that's run by an ex-con.

Friends and family want to know what happened to a local young mother, Franchesca Alvarado.

City Council is cobbling together a tax relief plan for residents in gentrified neighborhoods.

Mayor Nutter's ban on feeding homeless people in city parks goes into effect on Friday.  

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