Samantha Pawlucy, 16, wore a Romney-Ryan shirt to school one day. After her math teacher mocked her and was removed from teaching that class, Pawlucy’s now the focus of a nationwide discussion on free speech. She returned to school Tuesday for a short time, but will now reportedly transfer.
In this week's Riverward Rant, Joe Quigley discusses the differences between North Catholic High School and the Kensington Culinary Arts High School.
Wesley Cook, better known as Mumia Abu-Jamal, did the dirtiest deed of all. He killed a Philly cop in cold blood. Now, 30 insane years after he shot Officer Daniel Faulkner in the face, Abu-Jamal is, quite literally, getting away with murder.
City Councilman Brian O’Neill has easily won re-election every four years since narrowly unseating Democrat Melvin Greenberg in 1979, but he faces an aggressive opponent in a district that is just one-third Republican.
The district attorney’s efforts to bring justice closer to home is getting good reviews, for now.
The family of Francis Kirchner, the 30-year-old Fishtown man charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of a man outside of Citizen’s Bank Park in July 2009, said they were hopeful after a judge declared a mistrial last week.