PHILADELPHIA It has been used with great effect to challenge those in power and bring about social change, to further the civil rights movement, to end apartheid in South Africa, and to advance the cause of the United Farm Workers in California's San Joaquin Valley.
Until now, hospitals have largely dealt with Clostridium difficile, a bacterial infection that bedevils vulnerable patients in health-care settings, by attempting to prevent it with intensive disinfection or treating it with antibiotics.
DELAWARE COUNTY Next screening set for documentary VILLANOVA Villanova University has announced the next screening of the documentary Heel'd, a student-produced film about Hand2Paw, an organization that connects homeless pets with homeless youths. It will be shown on campus at 7 p.m. March 28 in Driscoll Hall.
TRENTON - Lawyers for two former advisers to Gov. Christie embroiled in the George Washington Bridge controversy argued before a judge Tuesday that their clients should not be compelled to turn over documents about the lane closures to a legislative panel.
PHILADELPHIA For the fifth year in a row, the Philadelphia School District is preparing to deliberately shrink itself, giving some of its most-troubled schools to charter operators for turnaround.
One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting that led to a standoff with police Tuesday in the Logan section of Philadelphia, authorities said.
GLASSBORO An appellate court on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a complaint by a Glassboro police officer who contended he should have been given notice and a hearing before a written reprimand by his superior.
CHESTER COUNTY Lund becomes first female detective on county force in 33 years WEST CHESTER When Kristin Lund was sworn in as a Chester County detective last week, she became the first woman hired into the position in 33 years.
Police have seen arguments over parking spots at Cherry Hill Mall, but the one that unfolded Saturday when a woman nearly bit off another's finger has launched an investigation that authorities say stands out even among the department's more unusual ones.
WEST CHESTER West Chester University's Council of Trustees has become increasingly frustrated with the state's higher education system and is solidly behind proposed legislation that would allow the school to explore withdrawing from it, a board member said.