Thursday, November 26, 2015

Today's Top Picks: Nov. 11, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 7:02 AM
What do Philly police think of the 'Ferguson Effect'? Is the "Ferguson Effect" -- the idea that police officers are becoming less proactive because they're weary of constant criticism, leading to higher crime rates -- an actual phenomenon or a politically charged catchphrase? Top law... Read more

Today's Top Picks: Nov. 10, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 7:04 AM
Kenney wants independent DHS review Nearly 10 years after a child's horrific death prompted calls to reform Philadelphia's Department of Human Services, the agency is still struggling to improve and to cope with its swelling caseload. Mayor-elect Jim Kenney says he wants an independent... Read more

Today's Top Picks: Nov. 9, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015, 7:16 AM
Some homeless vets ambivalent about city's first Veterans Day parade Some of the homeless veterans who watched the fanfare of Philadelphia's first Veterans Day parade still have their own struggles to worry about. Ted, 61, who joined the Navy in 1971 and was discharged the next year... Read more

Today's Top Picks: Nov. 6, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015, 7:07 AM
Chip Fattah convicted on fraud charges Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. was convicted on bank- and tax-fraud charges, as jurors affirmed prosecutors' depiction of Fattah as a con artist who cheated banks, his own clients and taxpayers out of thousands of dollars. Fattah said he was "disappointed"... Read more

Today's Top Picks: Nov. 5, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:30 AM
Mayor-elect Kenney's priorities: Police, pre-K, port Jim Kenney addressed reporters for the first time as mayor-elect at a South Philadelphia school on Wednesday, discussing some of the issues that will be priorities once he's sworn in January. Kenney all but confirmed that Deputy... Read more

Today's Top Picks: Nov. 4, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6:52 AM
Kenney coasts to victory in mayoral race Former City Councilman Jim Kenney will be Philadelphia's next mayor. Kenney, 57, easily defeated Republican challenger Melissa Murray Bailey. With about 98 percent of the vote counted, he led by a 6-1 ratio, the largest victory spread in recent... Read more

Which N.J. town was named the nation's best small city?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 8:38 AM
New Jersey is home to the nation's best small city. That's what analysts from WalletHub found in a recent study of 1,268 small cities across the country. The financial site named Princeton as the top-rated in the country in its analysis. WalletHub says it evaluated the cities based on 22 metrics... Read more

Today's Top Picks: Nov. 3, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 7:21 AM
It's Election Day: Mayor, Council, judgeships on the ballot Voters head to the polls for Election Day today. Top races on the ballot include three seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Philadelphia's mayor and City Council, and the district attorney in Montgomery County. Turnout... Read more

Today's Top Picks: Nov. 2, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015, 7:01 AM
Kane strategy seen as legal quagmire Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane surprised many in the state's legal community last week when she released internal emails of a judge who had supervised the Jerry Sandusky grand jury probe. The release may have been a tactic for the top... Read more

Today's Top Picks: Oct. 30, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015, 7:07 AM
Fattah opens defense with a splash Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. opened his defense in his federal fraud trial Thursday just like he shops for his clothes: With an emphasis on splashy brand names. Former Gov. Ed Rendell was the first witness called to testify on Fattah's behalf. And in his... Read more
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