A Latino leader who is an ally of Gov. Christie on Wednesday accused state Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) of playing politics and jeopardizing a bill that would allow undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state college tuition.
Amid seasonally cold weather, about 70 people of different faiths gathered at a Center City church on the eve of the six-month anniversary of the June 5 Market Street building collapse to remember the six people who died and the 14 injured when a four-story wall fell onto a Salvation Army thrift shop.
Before William "Pumpkin" Shockley was sentenced Wednesday, a prosecutor showed the judge a T-shirt he said the Coatesville gang leader made to intimidate his community.
Independence Blue Cross launched a support program to help its workers without a college degree to get one. The Philadelphia Education Fund worked with four city high schools to set a college-going culture from the day students arrive, and now more students are going to college.
Developers with plans to build luxury homes on a park cherished by many and a group opposing their project appeared Wednesday night to have struck an unanticipated deal to preserve the land.
The Philadelphia Art Commission on Wednesday approved sculptor Stephen Layne's design of one of the key moments in Joe Frazier's storied career - his knockdown of Muhammad Ali with a left hook in the 15th round of 1971's "Fight of the Century" - to honor the South Carolinian who made Philadelphia his home.
Seven restaurants in LOVE Park? That was the vision that Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke unfurled on Wednesday. He would pay for long-overdue upgrades to John F. Kennedy Plaza by leasing the rights to create 26,000 square feet of restaurant space in the iconic but aging park.
Multiple members of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission voiced ethical, procedural, and environmental concerns Wednesday about a proposal to lay a gas pipeline through nearly 15 miles of the protected southern Pinelands.