PHILADELPHIA State Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale got an earful during a daylong meeting in Philadelphia on Friday on ways to improve the accountability and effectiveness of charter schools.
CONSHOHOCKEN Conshohocken officials on Friday fired the borough manager, a longtime employee who also served as finance director. Francis Marabella had worked for Conshohocken for more than eight years, Councilman Robert Stokley said. But in recent months the council members began considering that the borough's operations and finances might be more efficiently managed by two people, not one.
TRENTON Gov. Christie's administration on Friday won more time from the state Supreme Court to write new rules to jump-start the state's affordable housing program.
COATESVILLE Citing allegations of bias against minorities in student discipline and special education, the Pennsylvania NAACP has recommended that the U.S. Justice Department monitor the Coatesville Area School District and investigate whether it is complying with federal law.
LANGHORNE Military deployment is hard on the soldiers who serve around the world and on the families back home who worry about them.
The Philadelphia Historical Commission on Friday granted Live Nation permission to gut the lavish interior of Center City's landmark Boyd Theater, opening the way for the building's sale to a Florida entertainment company and the construction of a high-end multiplex on Chestnut Street.