Even in a best-case scenario, the Philadelphia School District faces a $30 million deficit for next year. And that's with asking for $309 million in new money from the city and state, and not planning on any teacher raises over the next five years.
Bills requiring New Jersey public contracts at the state and local levels to use U.S.-made goods passed the state Legislature on Thursday over the objections of business groups, which argued that the measures would make the state less competitive.
A Philadelphia woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Thursday in the April death of her 11-year-old daughter, who was shot by her 2-year-old brother with a gun her mother kept in the house.
Several hundred people endured a frigid late Thursday afternoon at Dilworth Park in Center City to remember 149 people who died in the last year who were homeless or formerly homeless.
WASHINGTON - The name of Michael J. Crescenz, the only Philadelphian to receive the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War, will adorn Philadelphia's VA hospital now that President Obama has signed a bill to rename the facility.
The investigation into the fatal accident that killed a Bucks County 16-year-old near a stopped school bus is continuing, and no decision has yet been made on whether any charges will be filed in the incident, police said Thursday.
Police are looking for a woman who allegedly claimed to have a bomb as she robbed a Rite Aid in Hatfield Township.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A judge is delaying a trial on the legality of the NCAA's consent decree that punished Penn State for its handling of sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
NEW YORK - The City of New York and Lincoln Center are evicting the invitation-only, twice-yearly Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches.
A former Philadelphia publishing company owner and his companion were struck and killed by a car Wednesday night while crossing the street near their new home in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
A North Philadelphia woman faces up to 22 years in prison in connection with the drowning of a boy who attended her improperly licensed day-care center.
A plastics company has agreed to provide a filtration system for the town’s affected well.
Nextdoor.com, a for-profit social-networking site, and the Nutter administration announced a partnership Thursday that will enable the city to communicate directly with Nextdoor's 17,000 local users.
A senior at Samuel Fels High School faces a list of charges after a gun he allegedly brought to school prompted a lockdown yesterday. Juan Mejias, 18...
SEPTA will spend $55.5 million to replace the 120-year-old Crum Creek rail bridge on the busy Media-Elwyn line in Delaware County, after approval by the SEPTA board Thursday.
Dozens of jewelers, pawnshops, and other cash-for-gold locations in New Jersey municipalities violated state laws, potentially cheating customers, the state Attorney General's Office said.
A Philadelphia Fire Department paramedic has apologized for posting on Instagram a photo of two black men pointing handguns at a white police officer under the caption: "Our real enemy."
Today it was announced Philadelphia's District Attorney Seth Williams has stopped trying to take away Doila Welch's home. Unbeknownst to Welch, her son...
Philadelphia prosecutors agreed Thursday to halt efforts to seize the homes of two of the lead plaintiffs in a widely publicized federal suit challenging the city's use of civil forfeiture laws in drug cases.
Philly School Files: It's another busy day in Philadelphia School District land - on tap is an SRC meeting, a student die-in, and a five-year financial plan for the cash-strapped school system.
Much like the Yellowpages serve as a phone directory for businesses, Project Nextdoor is an online database to improve city-to-resident and neighbor-to-neighbor communications throughout Philadelphia.
BEAR, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say a man hurt in a single-vehicle crash has died of his injuries.
A Philadelphia pimp who sold a child for sex and forced two other women into prostitution was sentenced this morning to life in prison without a chance of parole.
Fresh off the construction of its gleaming, $100 million building expansion in University City, the Wistar Institute announced Thursday that it had appointed a new leader from within.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania lawmakers' willingness to stop taking gifts from lobbyists, state contractors and other people who want to influence state government is about to be tested.