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Rush hopes budget cuts don’t kill exchange program

Students recently returned from a trip to Poland organized by an assistant principal. 


Creating something Awesome

Somerton resident to honor 80s at Awesome Fest.


Thousands of layoffs stun Philadelphia School District

More than 3,700 School District employees received pink slips in what could prove to be the largest job cut in almost 40 years.


Judge sentences priest and former school teacher to prison terms

      A judge today ordered lengthy prison terms for a priest and a former Catholic school teacher who were convicted of molesting a 10-year-old boy at St. Jerome's parish in the 1990s.


Third-grader enlists in budget battle

Eight-year-old Bustleton girl petitions to halt district layoffs.


Congregants in Frankford plead to keep church open

St. Joachim parishoners — as well as those at St. Leo — are trying everything to keep their churches open.


Philly public schools to lay off 3,800 staffers

The layoffs will take place on July 1.

The School District of Philadelphia, facing a more than $300 million deficit, threatened to lay off employees, and today, it did.


Air conditioning wars are here once again

My heart is pounding.


Pets of the Week (June 5, 2013)

Need some sweetness in your life? Sweetie Bell is a sweet, year-old calico who gets along with dogs and other cats. The cat is in foster care via Philadelphia’s Animal Care and Control. She is vaccinated, spayed and microchipped, and has tested negative for the feline leukemia and immunodeficiency viruses. To see a music video of the cat, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KcyXX9C6AA To apply to adopt Sweetie Bell, email her foster mom at gdenofa@aol.com ••


Construction forces northbound 95 lanes to close late Thursday and early Friday

Contractors for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close northbound lanes of Interstate 95 between Bridge Street and Cottman Avenue on Thursday night and early Friday for storm inlet adjustments in the Cottman Avenue Interchange work zone.