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Editorial: Plenty of shame

By most accounts, Joe Paterno and Anthony Bevilacqua were intrinsically good and decent men, with good hearts, good intentions and good motives — for the most part.


Letters to the Editor: February 1, 2012

Don’t forget the public schools’ problems


Editorial: Hail to the chief

Tip your hat to Northeast Philadelphia’s very own Ronald D. Castille, chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, who made state history last week by casting the tie-breaking fourth vote to strike down the Legislative Reapportionment Commission’s ultrapolitical plan to recast boundary lines of the state’s 203 House seats and 50 Senate seats.


Editorial: Bring down the House

While so many Pennsylvanians continue to spend an absurdly inordinate amount of time lionizing and mourning a man who was a great coach but who was not so great at calling police, Republicans in the state capital are spending time on an issue that could have a far greater impact on the lives of most denizens of the Keystone State than Joe Paterno ever had.


Letters to the Editor: January 25, 2012

Bad jobs are rewarded


Letters to the Editor: January 18, 2012

Help, police: Beef up safety at school zone


Editorial: Give Milt a hand

Sociologists call it the “broken window theory.” It goes like this: A broken window in a home or store that goes unrepaired is not only an unattractive nuisance, it also invites vandalism and other crime. Repair the window soon after it breaks, though, and you’ve nipped the problem in the bud, thus preventing a minor problem from becoming a neighborhood eyesore.


Letters to the Editor: January 11, 2012

Three cheers for the guy from Gifford


Editorial: It's a sin

Changing demographics, declining enrollments, tightened household budgets, a tough economy and the advent of charter schools aren’t the only factors that led to last week’s heart-wrenching announcement by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that it will close 45 area elementary schools and five area high schools — including St. Hubert — after the current semester ends in June.


Editorial: Same old same old

Philadelphia City Council is off to a great start. And then again, it’s not.