Special to the Capital-Star

Special to the Capital-Star

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Ogbonna Hagins walks along Ninth and Ontario streets in North Philadelphia. He’s been pressing city officials to do something about illegal dumping.

Philly City Council: Want to fight crime? Address quality of life issues

By: - June 6, 2023

'If we address issues of quality of life, it is one step towards reducing violent crime,' Councilmember Anthony Phillips said.

Relatives of gun violence victims hold pictures of their loved ones at a CeaseFirePA and March For Our Lives rally at the Pennsylvania Capitol on Thursday, March 23, 2023. (Capital-Star photo by Peter Hall)

The gun violence epidemic Is ‘Locking us back in our room’

By: - June 6, 2023

Children’s health experts are advocating for exposure to gun violence be considered what’s known as an 'adverse childhood experience.'

‘Life got in the way’: After 51 years, Philadelphia native days away from high school diploma

By: - June 5, 2023

Betty Williams, a North Philadelphia native, will graduate from an adult learners program on July 28.

Pride in Philadelphia and beyond is a celebration for all. Here’s what’s happening across Pa.

By: - June 5, 2023

June is pride month in Pennsylvania. The calendar is full this month and beyond in Philadelphia and across the state.

How a medical recoding may limit cancer patients’ options for breast reconstruction

By: - June 4, 2023

Medical coding is the backbone for 'how business gets done in medicine,' a physician said.

Philadelphia Black clergy to hold summit on gun violence on Saturday

By: - June 3, 2023

The summit Mt. Zion Baptist Church in North Philadelphia is part of a larger outreach effort stretching across the weekend.

As HBG prepares to clear unhoused encampment, occupants wait, wonder what comes next

By: - June 1, 2023

Resident must leave the encampment along the Capital Greenbelt on Thursday.


Experts: Pennsylvania missed identifying thousands of unserved internet areas

By: - June 1, 2023

The Broadband Development Authority could cause the state to lose out on millions in federal funding by failing to identify broadband needs.

How Pa. lawmakers are clawing back the state’s power to plug abandoned wells

By: - May 31, 2023

‘Essentially, what we’re trying to do is to take the law back to where it was,’ state Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware, said.

Shell to pay $10M in fines for exceeding pollution limits. Will it matter?

By: - May 30, 2023

The fossil fuel giant acknowledged that it often exceeded emissions limitations at its Beaver County cracker plant since October 2022.

From Philly to Harrisburg and D.C. and back: Estelle Richman reflects on life in public service

By: - May 29, 2023

The veteran public servant will receive the lifetime achievement award at the PGN Stonewall Awards on June 4.

With federal and state laws changing and litigation unresolved, the Abortion Defense Network helps patients, their loved ones, providers and support groups with free legal advice, pro bono representation, and help paying legal expenses. (Getty Images)

A Catch 22 for Clinics: State bans limit abortion counseling. Federal Title X rules require it

By: - May 29, 2023

Federal law requires clinics to offer pregnant women information about prenatal care and delivery, and other topics.