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Lawsuit: Cheyney raided, misused scholarship federal funds as accreditation decision looms

By: - September 24, 2019

Nicole Rayfield, of Glenolden, says she warned university administrators about their actions, and they fired her in retaliation.

Who benefits? Philly leads largest cities in property tax breaks | Analysis

By: - September 22, 2019

45 properties receiving tax breaks are valued at more than $50 million.You’ll find most of the tax-abated properties in choice Philadelphia neighborhoods.

‘I finally made my way into a union:’ First class graduates from trade training program

By: - September 21, 2019

They're graduates of Rebuild Philadelphia, a training program funded through the city's beverage tax. The graduates are all people of color.

Philly lead-safety legislation undergoes change at request of rental industry

By: - September 20, 2019

In 2018, 1,568 Philly kids tested positive for lead, including 369 children with significantly elevated blood-levels. The bill is supposed to keep them safe.

Philly authorities accuse contractor of using fake companies to sidestep minority-owned business rules

By: - September 18, 2019

The investigation sends a powerful message to businesses tempted to abuse the rules, Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart said Wednesday.

Philly anti-gun violence activists call on Pa. Sen Toomey to get stronger background checks onto Trump’s desk

By: - September 18, 2019

Activists prodded called on Toomey to urge his colleagues to take action on the background checks bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Conn.

In Philly, 2020 Dems make their pitch to union workers

By: - September 18, 2019

The pitch to working voters underscored the importance of Pennsylvnaia as a must-win state for Democrats in the 2020 presidential campaign.

Philly Black clergy: We want college loan forgiveness to encourage service

By: - September 17, 2019

“We are the biggest poorest big city in the country,” U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle said. “We need to incentivize more people to come here and serve on the frontlines of our community.”

Philly Mayor Kenney angling to revive residency requirement for city cops

By: - September 13, 2019

Kenney administration spokeswoman Lauren Cox declined to elaborate in an email about what specific residency requirements the administration wants.

Philly councilman wants to give school district $10M to address lead, asbestos in classrooms

By: - September 13, 2019

At-large City Councilman Derek Green, a Democrat, wants the city to dig into its surplus to help pay for remediation in the schools.

Former Philly fraud investigator indicted for allegedly taking $22k in bribes and kickbacks

By: - September 12, 2019

The accused, Jeffrey Blackwell, 46, is a former fraud-buster, and a member of a well-connected Philly political family.

Philly City councilwoman wants acting police commissioner out over T-shirt mocking Rodney King beating

By: - September 12, 2019

Viewed through a 2019 lens, acting Commissioner Christine Coulter said she wouldn't wear the T-shirt today. That might not be good enough.