Julia Terruso covers neighborhoods and gentrification.

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Philly’s foster care system comes under fire at three-hour hearing on child abuse reporting rules

Hearing on child abuse reporting requirements draws a crowd at Philadelphia City Council.

Philly councilman investigated for child abuse after injuring son, holds hearings on DHS

City Councilman David Oh has decided to hold a hearing on how child abuse investigations are launched after his behavior was reviewed after breaking his son's collar bone while practicing martial arts.

South Carolina foster care group can reject gays, Jews. What does it mean for Philly?

The decision could prompt additional states to ask for exemptions for religious groups and elevates interest in the legal battle in Philadelphia between a Catholic foster care agency and the city.

Controversial fire damper bill passes near-unanimously in Council

Building owners call the bill wholly unnecessary and a blatant jobs-creation move for the Sheet Metal Workers.

Watered-down 'good cause’ eviction bill now Philly law

The bill, which protects tenants on short-term leases from eviction without good cause, goes into effect April 22.

In national skyline survey, 67 percent of people mistook Philly for NYC or Chicago

Even New Yorkers surveyed mistook Philadelphia for the Big Apple.

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La paradoja de los latinos sin techo: porqué el grupo minoritario más pobre de Filadelfia no usa los albergues

They are Philly’s poorest minority group, but step inside a city homeless shelter and there are few Latinos. Why?

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Why so few of Philly’s homeless Latinos use shelters, get city services

They are Philly’s poorest minority group, but step inside a city homeless shelter and there are few Latinos. Why?

LOVE Park mementos freed from trademark debacle, now on sale

The granite keepsakes will go to the first 248 people who signed up in the park a year ago. The city says its copyright issues with the company that owns the trademark have been resolved.

In Christmas address, Pope Francis vows church will ‘never again’ cover up clergy sex abuse

Francis said the church would "spare no effort to do all that is necessary to bring to justice," priests who have abused.