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One of Mayor Nutter's sharpest former critics on City Council met privately Thursday with the lame-duck mayor he'd once trashed and bashed, and both men came out smiling.
The mayor welcomed his possible successor back to City Hall following the former councilmans landslide win in Tuesdays primary.
DENVER (AP) - Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements.
Service has been halted between the Thorndale and Malvern stations on SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Line because of a broken rail.
DELAWARE COUNTY More parking at Secane station CLIFTON HEIGHTS Commuters who drive to and from SEPTA's Secane Station in Clifton Heights have more space to park their cars before boarding trains and buses.
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - An Atlantic City man was convicted Thursday of aggravated manslaughter in the death of an aspiring rapper in what the judge likened to a Wild West gunfight.
BUCKS COUNTY Pennridge student wins Regional Spelling Bee PERKASIE Pennridge Central Middle School seventh grader Bill Jerdan outspelled 53 others at the recent Scripps 2015 Regional Spelling Bee.
When St. Joseph's University suspended play for its women's varsity softball team earlier this month - amid allegations of hazing and bullying - the school declined to detail those allegations.
Councilman Bobby Henon withdrew a bill to explore purchasing a parcel of land adjacent to the House of Correction in Holmesburg.
KIPP West will open in 2016 after a revised application was approved. Mastery will take over Young Scholars Frederick Douglass next year.
NORRISTOWN Montgomery County is prepared to take the last parcel of land by force, if needed, to complete the network of towers for its new countywide emergency-radio system.
While the president of the Boy Scouts of America made national news Thursday by saying that the organization should allow gay scoutmasters, local scout leaders were noncommittal about the idea.
World-renowned expert Xiaoxing Xi gave technology to his native China, prosecutors allege.
Mayor Nutter celebrates Phillys centenarians
After a three-month scramble of scouting, negotiating, zoning, designing, and funding, the Flourtown Farmers Market is getting ready to move to shiny new digs in August.
Eugene Hough pulls out a toothbrush and wax to restore honor to the World War I-era statue tarnished by years of exposure to sun, snow, and rain.
The chairman of Temple University's physics department was charged Thursday in an alleged scheme to provide sensitive U.S. defense technology to entities in China, including its government.
Some of the Council candidates who did not win still sent a powerful message
Responding to last week's deadly wreck of Amtrak Train 188, the Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday ordered Amtrak to improve safety on the Northeast Corridor's dangerous curves.
Following the citys AVI program, one side of a block gets a 60 percent increase in value, while the other side is untouched. How come?
STONE HARBOR, N.J. - Joey Fisher answered a call from behind an upstairs counter at Seashore Ace in downtown Stone Harbor. It was 1 p.m. Wednesday, and it seemed as if the phone had not stopped ringing.
Speeders and reckless drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike have a new, less easily identified police car to watch out for.
The city has filed a lawsuit threatening to shut down Joy Tsin Lau, the Chinatown mainstay where nearly 100 attorneys and law students were sickened in February in one of Philadelphia's largest reported outbreaks of foodborne illness.
The defeat of two gay City Council candidates, including one endorsed by Democratic City Committee, was the product of renegade party members, including those in Mayor Nutters ward.
Some free advice from rapping, rhyming Skatewoman: Hold the magic table to keep you stable, bend your knees to absorb the G's.
As more than 1,700 students at Rutgers-Camden graduated Thursday, a civil rights lawyer encouraged them to change the world, while a rock star urged them - in song - to "touch the sky."
A season of change at Pennsylvania Ballet will be topped off by one more: Zachary Hench and Julie Diana are leaving.
The Algerian-born terror suspect accused of recruiting Colleen "Jihad Jane" LaRose of Montgomery County into a 2009 plot to assassinate a Swedish artist won a two-year legal battle Thursday in Ireland to avoid extradition to the United States.
A graveside service with full military honors is to be held Friday, May 22, for Sgt. Anthony Greco, 94, of Ambler, a World War II veteran and retired apparel manufacturer. He died Saturday, Feb. 21, of unclear causes at Abington Memorial Hospital.
Mary Gillin Williams, 62, of Warrington, who fought back from a series of illnesses beginning in 1972 to live an active life as a social worker, teacher and mother, died Friday, May 15, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital of complications after a liver transplant.
Sen. Pat Toomey has taken his defense of police to the White House. After delivering an unannounced, pro-police speech on the Senate floor two weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Republican on Thursday sent a letter to President Obama calling for an end to the newly announced ban on transferring military-grade weapons to local police departments - and saying that the task force which recommended the change had made "insulting" assumptions about police.
By late July, drivers in Philadelphia will be able to pay for parking with their cellphones and other mobile devices, under a contract announced Thursday by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
Visiting one of the state's most financially challenged school districts Thursday, Gov. Wolf heard a simple message: We need money.
Towns in Chester and Montgomery Counties recorded the biggest one-year population gains among Southeastern Pennsylvania communities last year, while just four places in Camden County - including the city of Camden - added any residents at all.
Police and federal officials are investigating an early-morning robbery at a Delaware County gun store in which thieves made off with 19 weapons.
A top Nutter administration official Thursday made his best pitch to City Council: The mayor's proposed property-tax increase is the clearest way to get city schools the $105 million they desperately need.
A bill that would pave the way for a new prison along the Delaware River to replace the aging House of Corrections was put on hold Thursday after push-back from the city Planning Commission and Northeast Philadelphia residents.
The School Reform Commission approved a new charter school Thursday, bringing to six the number it has signed off on this year.
A 10-year-old Maple Shade boy who has expressed interest in being a survivalist - and has disappeared from his apartment complex at least five times this month - was found again Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
CHESTER COUNTY Brandywine Y opens pools to public WEST CHESTER The YMCA of Greater Brandywine will open its outdoor pools to the public and offer free swim evaluations and water safety clinics over Memorial Day weekend.
Bob Belden, 58, a Grammy-winning jazz musician, composer, arranger and producer who was the first American musician to perform in Iran since its 1979 revolution when he toured there earlier this year, died Wednesday.
ATLANTIC CITY - See, Atlantic City does want you. The saga of the A.C. Expressway Welcome Sign - yanked down abruptly by the South Jersey Transportation Authority last week over permits - reached an amicable conclusion Wednesday as a new sign was installed - on orders of the state Department of Transportation.
The novelist Joe Samuel Starnes forsook Philadelphia's Fishtown so he could live closer to Westmont's Green Valley Tennis Club. "I live about a mile from here," Starnes, 48, says. "I'm very fortunate to have found this place. I've made the best group of friends here, on and off the court."
JOINT BASE - First came the distant whining of jet engines, then shrieking attack dives and the whirring growl of 30mm rotary cannons.
ATLANTIC CITY - A new nonprofit development corporation, first proposed by Gov. Christie's Atlantic City advisory commission, is in talks to bring the South Jersey Gas headquarters and a Rowan University medical school to struggling Atlantic City.
Seven months after eliminating its juvenile curfew, fearful of the prospect that legal challenges could arise, Paulsboro officials have instituted a new policy.
Investing partnership would delve into puts and calls and that sort of stuff.
Several people were arrested Thursday night after an altercation between "black lives matter" protesters and police at a bus stop in North Philadelphia, police said.
Here are the fastest-growing and slowest-growing communities in Philadelphia's Pennsylvania suburbs for the one-year period ending in July 2014. The resident count as of July 2014 is in parentheses:
AGREAT MANY people who have a giving heart, and unfortunately they are frequently the targets of scammers. In an astounding case announced this week, the Federal Trade Commission and law-enforcement officials from every state and the District of Columbia have charged four cancer charities with bilking donors out of $187 million between 2008 and 2012. The case