Special to the Capital-Star

Special to the Capital-Star

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How one Philly school is working to create well-rounded students

By: - November 13, 2019

Officials at Penrose School are working hard to give students thei training they need so they can flourish in life beyond high school.

Police widow Maureen Faulkner wants Philly DA Krasner off Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal

By: - November 13, 2019

Attorneys alleged in a King's Bench Petition filed with the state Supreme Court that Krasner was tainted with conflicts of interest in the Abu-Jamal case.

Veteran Auditor General’s Office employee launches Democratic bid to succeed DePasquale

By: - November 12, 2019

Tracie Fountain worked in the office for 29 years before she resigned in September to seek the Democratic nomination for the position.

Philly NAACP Prez: Outcome of Comcast case could roll back civil rights protections

By: - November 12, 2019

A $20 billion lawsuit a Black media mogul and comedian has filed against Comcast is headed to the Supreme Court this week.

Meek Mill and Michael Rubin highlight another example of criminal injustice

By: - November 12, 2019

“Situations like this keep me grounded and focused on my mission for reform that I dedicated myself to two years ago," Mill said.

When a state attorney general picks a national fight: What’s the end game? | Analysis

By: - November 12, 2019

Attorneys general are stepping up, particularly on consumer issues where the federal government has largely stepped away.

Study: Philly shoppers bear brunt of soda tax, buy fewer sweetened drinks

By: - November 11, 2019

Reseachers found that Philadelphia retailers passed on 105 percent of the 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax to consumers, that's driven down sales and consumption.

Taking charge of your HIV is critical. Here’s what to know and do about it

By: - November 10, 2019

All the more reason to take charge of your HIV and be here when the cure is announced.

SlamCamp teaches storytelling as key to a better Philadelphia

By: - November 9, 2019

"Everyone has a story to tell," an organizer said, "Hearing each others stories bring us together as a community."

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council agree to anti-gun violence cash

By: - November 7, 2019

By John N. Mitchell PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney announced plans on Wednesday for the transfer of more than $5 million to assist in a pair of plans aimed at staving off gun violence and reacting swiftly to it in areas of the city affected by gun violence. “All of us in city government — […]

Affordable housing project in Philly’s Hunting Park wins $700K in state funding

By: - November 6, 2019

While the project is relatively small, it will secure low-income housing in an area anticipating a wave of gentrification in the coming years.

At Philly eatery, Dems ‘Relish’ strategizing and socializing

By: - November 5, 2019

Candidates and state and local leaders, including Gov. Tom Wolf, socialized and strategized at throughout the late morning and early afternoon over plates of fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, and other soul food favorites.