For too long, the uninsured have gone without life-saving medical treatment or lived in fear of bankruptcy. Survivors fleeing abuse have been forced to sleep in the streets after their last lifeline of state assistance was cut off. The recently laid-off have waited in vain for help at County Assistance Offices.
Four current students in the Education Policy master's program in the Graduate School of Education can practically pinpoint the moment they realized they wanted to change the system.
In a impromptu School Reform Commission meeting this morning, the commission voted to cancel the contract with between the School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
The Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement is cracking down on underage drinking at Philadelphia colleges as the fall semester begins, although it is currently unclear whether the BLCE will patrol near Penn during New Student Orientation.
The Democratic National Committee named Philadelphia as a finalist to host the 2016 Democratic convention, where delegates will officially nominate the party's candidate for President.
Obama stepped in at the request of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, ordering a presidential emergency board to help negotiate an agreement between SEPTA and the two unions representing its locomotive engineers and electrical workers.