Special to the Capital-Star

Special to the Capital-Star

AG Shapiro’s office sues Philly towing companies for illegally towing vehicles, intimidating customers

By: - July 20, 2020

At least one person said they felt intimidated when they went to get their vehicle because the towing company office had two large dogs inside.

AG Shapiro sues Lincoln U.’s trustees over president’s ouster

By: - July 19, 2020

In the lawsuit, the AG’s office asks the court to declare the board of trustees’ vote “invalid” and nullify any actions that would result from the vote.

With Stone commutation – a rare break between Pa.’s Toomey and Trump. What happened?

By: - July 19, 2020

A close reading of Toomey’s public statements over the last few months reveals that the Lehigh Valley lawmaker has been choosing his jabs.

Philly Dem Boyle pitches bill allowing municipalities to set their own minimum wage

By: - July 18, 2020

Despite multiple efforts to raise it, Pennsylvania’s minimum wage has not changed since 2006; it sits at the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.

Protesters pledge to defy PHA order to vacate, picket outside CEO’s home

By: - July 16, 2020

Organizers for the encampment at 21st Street and Ridge Avenue on Wednesday slammed PHA CEO Kelvin Jeremiah, alleging he has failed to negotiate.

Philly schools’ reopening plan: Classes 2 days a week, Sept. 2 return date

By: - July 16, 2020

All district employees, students, guardians, and visitors will be required to perform a daily health screen to assess COVID-19 symptoms.

Philly teachers want district to have plans for COVID-19 testing, distance learning

By: - July 15, 2020

Philadelphia teachers want the School District of Philadelphia to satisfy nine criteria before schools reopen for in-person instruction.

Pa. AG Shapiro, alumni question Lincoln University’s decision to not renew president’s contract

By: - July 14, 2020

Board members said why some sought to remove Brenda Allen from her post, or explained why several members were not allowed to vote in the meeting.

Report finds ‘troubling pattern of racial resentment’ brewing in Philly courts

By: - July 13, 2020

Judges and administrative leadership, the report said, are “deeply aware” of the presence of nepotism but didn't think they could fix it.

West Philly principal named top school principal in the state

By: - July 12, 2020

Paul Robeson High School for Human Services principal Richard Gordon IV received the 2020 Distinguished Service to Education Award.

Philly FOP boss McNesby supports police reform; critics say it’s not enough

By: - July 12, 2020

The head of Philadelphia’s police union says he has worked behind the scenes to lobby for some changes but opposes others.

Lincoln University won’t renew president Brenda Allen’s contract

By: - July 11, 2020

By Chanel Hill Lincoln University’s Board of Trustees voted 14-7 Friday not to extend the employment contract for university president Brenda Allen. The vote came a little before 10 p.m., after a nearly four-hour executive session. The board will seek an interim president to lead the university. Board members declined to comment after the vote […]