There is little appetite for a tax increase to help Philadelphia schools. School Reform Commission members can spend 20 hours a week, easily, on their unpaid and often frustrating job. Contract negotiations with the teachers' union are proceeding, even if the union doesn't find them productive.
Parts of Atlantic County received an estimated three to four inches of rain from a storm cell Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service said. Pea-size hail was also reported in Hamilton Township.
Two Philadelphia women were arrested last week for submitting falsified invoices to a state program that assists crime victims. Nola Brittingham and Beverly T. Dance, both of Philadelphia, attempted to receive more than $174,000 in payments from the Victims Compensation Assistance Program, Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Monday.
A 29-year-old man was in critical condition after being stabbed Monday night in the city's Crescentville section, police said. Shortly before 7 p.m. in the 1000 block of Orthodox Street, the man was stabbed in the left side of his upper back. Police took him to Temple University Hospital.
The Department of Veterans Affairs removed two ranking managers Monday from its embattled Philadelphia office, days after an internal report cited both for their roles in a party where workers were encouraged to pay one manager's wife, a self-described medium, to contact the dead.
A Cape May County couple, seriously injured during a November 2013 propane explosion that destroyed their house, has reached a $2 million settlement after suing the propane company and the contractor that failed to properly disconnect the propane lines, attorneys for the couple announced Monday.