John Cole

John Cole

John Cole is a journalist based in Philadelphia. He's worked for various outlets such as The Northeast Times, PoliticsPA, and PCN. In these previous roles, he covered a wide range of topics from local civic association meetings to races across the commonwealth. He earned a degree in journalism from Temple University.

Philadelphia City Council passes ban on ski masks in certain public places

By: - December 1, 2023

The legislation sponsored by Councilmember Anthony Phillips passed 13-2, despite opposition from the ACLU. Phillips is confident that Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney will sign it into law.

Casey, Fetterman, Deluzio call for DOJ investigation into cyberattack on Aliquippa Water Authority

By: - November 30, 2023

The lawmakers cautioned in the joint letter that an attack in western Pennsylvania demonstratesbc it can happen elsewhere in the United States.

Prokopiak becomes third candidate to announce a bid for for Galloway’s House seat

By: - November 30, 2023

Pennsbury School Board Member Jim Prokopiak is the third candidate to announce their intentions for the Democratic Party nomination for the soon-to-be-vacated seat held by state Rep. John Galloway.

PA Society’s annual gathering returns to NYC on Thursday

By: - November 29, 2023

The 125th annual dinner of the Pennsylvania Society is scheduled for Saturday evening at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Pa. Rep. Craig Williams joins GOP attorney general race

By: - November 28, 2023

York County District Attorney Dave Sunday and former Delaware County District Attorney Kat Copeland are also seeking the GOP nomination for Pennsylvania AG.

Pennsylvania Auditor General DeFoor announces reelection bid

By: - November 28, 2023

He was endorsed for a second term by the Pennsylvania Republican Party at its 2024 endorsement meeting.

Delco DA Stollsteimer launches campaign for attorney general

By: - November 27, 2023

He becomes the fifth candidate in the race for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania AG.

Nelson withdraws from PA17 race, criticizes GOP establishment

By: - November 22, 2023

He wrote in the op-ed that his candidacy was the “winning formula” and claimed his message was resonating with voters in the district, however he accused the “Republican old guard” of backing Mercuri’s bid for the seat.

Former Delco DA Copeland joins GOP attorney general race

By: - November 21, 2023

Kat Copeland is the second Republican to formally announce her intentions for the statewide row office, joining York County District Attorney Dave Sunday in the race for the GOP nomination.

Galloway reportedly will resign state House seat on Dec. 15

By: - November 21, 2023

State Rep. John Galloway (D-Bucks) reportedly plans to resign from his seat in the Pa. House on Dec. 15. first reported the news of Galloway’s resignation, which follows his election last month to district judge. Galloway didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment from the Capital-Star on Tuesday. Melanie Bidlingmaier, Galloway’s chief of […]

Gov. Josh Shapiro touts his administration’s ‘GSD’ attitude at Press Club luncheon

By: - November 20, 2023

Shapiro said over the last several weeks he's seen bills come to his desk that indicate progress is being made and that he thinks it’s setting the stage for a “really productive 2024.” 

Comans to mount primary challenge to Pa. Rep. Salisbury

By: - November 17, 2023

A school director and community advocate is joining the race for the 34th state House District, setting up a primary challenge for the seat held by state Rep. Abigail Salisbury (D-34th District).  Ashley Comans, a Wilkinsburg school director and lifelong resident of western Pennsylvania, announced on Tuesday that she is seeking the Democratic Party nomination […]