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Cheyney University approved a budget – but how much does it really say about what they’re spending?

By: - October 13, 2019

Cheyney officials expect to spend about $29.1 million in 2019-20 — down about 11.8 percent from last year’s estimates, part of an ongoing decline.

Wanted for LGBTQ Capitol rallying day: Those willing to share their stories of discrimination

By: - October 13, 2019

The Oct. 22 event is intended to highlight those who have been denied housing or other accomodation because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Philly cops investigate possible cremated remains in former city funeral home

By: - October 11, 2019

In two photos, a plastic bag of what appears to be cremated remains rests beside a small black box, all of which is positioned in front of stacks of dozens of other boxes. 

How Philly City Council aims to make unexpected hospital closures like Hahnemann a thing of the past

By: - October 11, 2019

The proposal would protect Philadelphia from being left in the dark about the future of healthcare facilities, its sponsor, Helen Gym, said

Philadelphia to publicly disclose city payouts for lawsuits, settlements

By: - October 11, 2019

It soon will be easier to track city payouts for lawsuits. Mayor Jim Kenney is on board with the legislation, a spokesman said

Ahead of Hershey performance, comedian Bill Maher says Pa. ‘may be the most important state in 2020’

By: - October 10, 2019

Ahead of return visit to Pa., the HBO host held forth on the state of our politics; the state of our comedy, and what it's like to be 63.

Philly’s Ethel Allen School revises blueprint with new initiatives

By: - October 9, 2019

Vice Principal Kareem Edwards says that the school is also trying to expand the dialogue between the school and the community.

Builders back changes to 10-year tax break as Philly City Council mulls next steps

By: - October 8, 2019

Without an abatement to blunt sky-high high building costs, the city’s building boom would bust, an advocate for the building industry says

Cheyney partnerships: Some successful, others see no movement

By: - October 6, 2019

A year after Cheyney University rolled out big corporate partnerships, some investments have been paying off while questions remain about another.

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Atlantic Coast Pipeline case

By: - October 5, 2019

The order by the court consolidates two cases brought by environmental groups against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the U.S. Forest Service. No date has been set for oral arguments.

Some see Christian compassion in ‘the hug;’ others not so much | Analysis

By: - October 5, 2019

“It’s bad because it sends a really bad message that white folks can kill us and it’s OK because Jesus will work it out," one activist said.

Philly City Council eyes elimination of Free Library fines, debts

By: - October 4, 2019

Any legislation City Council passes on the issue would be non-binding. The library's board of trustees would make the final call.