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Strike over, Catholic schools back in action

Students at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 high schools were back in classrooms on Tuesday, one day after teachers voted overwhelmingly to accept terms of a new three-year contract.


Senate leader wants to divide Pa.’s presidential vote

A couple of local Democratic state lawmakers are blasting a Senate Republican proposal that could harm the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.


Perzel gets the boot from Holy Family’s education center

In the wake of former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel’s guilty plea, Holy Family University has removed his name from one of its prominent buildings.



Ex-CLIP workers to do prison time

Laborers with the city cleanup program used it to evict homeowners under bogus pretenses and steal their possessions. Nine of them admitted their roles.


Honoring a hero

In the mid-1960s, Mike Lutz and David Sampson were partners in the 3rd Police District.



Cool way to recycle the fridge

At a new plant in Bridesburg, a sophisticated process is getting rid of mountains of appliances that have outlived their usefulness. Even better, say company reps, the process is good news for the environment.


Celebrate 20 years of Tacony history this Saturday

Organizers believe the annual Tacony History Day festivities are special every year, but especially this year.


City Council’s new boundaries are taking shape

All indications are that City Councilman Brian O’Neill will be getting the short end of the stick in Council’s increasingly controversial redistricting process.