His reluctance to use violence and sabotage as negotiating tactics prompted union colleagues to call him "a zero" and "a waste."
The city school system wants to open more new high schools and continue a program that encourages teachers, principals and community organizations to overhaul schools from within.
A former Philadelphia police officer, who was acquitted last year of extending loans at illegally high interest rates, was sentenced Monday to 10 months in prison for attempting to obstruct the FBI investigation of his case.
READING, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a body found by kayakers in an eastern Pennsylvania river over the weekend has been identified as that of a woman last reported to have been seen more than a month ago.
Former Gov. Ed Rendell made his first major public endorsement this election, announcing his support for City Council hopeful Paul Steinke.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has made "significant progress" to correct flaws uncovered in a examination of a claims backlog and other problems at its Philadelphia benefits office, and will continuing to investigate if the errors were intentional, a top agency official said Monday.
Center City Philadelphia has grown so much that it now ranks second only to Midtown Manhattan when it comes to people who live in the core city.
Police are investigating how a statue of what reportedly appeared to be a woman in a burka with an assault rifle painted on it ended up outside a gas station in Burlington City.
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WHAT'S HAPPENING right now in the Mediterranean is immoral and unconscionable.
Yesterday, authorities said they feared hundreds were dead after a ship overloaded with migrants capsized in the Mediterranean - the worst in a string of recent human catastrophes at sea.
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Cottontail, a cocker-spaniel mix at the Pennsylvania SPCA.
Cottontail, who is about 2 years old, was one of 19 cocker spaniels rescued from a home in Lancaster County last month.
A former undercover state agent has sued Attorney General Kathleen Kane for defamation, saying she made false statements about his role in a "sting" operation that caught Philadelphia elected officials on tape pocketing money.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia woman accused of dumping her quadriplegic son in the woods so she could visit her boyfriend in Maryland has been released from a hospital and is facing extradition.
A Philadelphia man was sentenced Monday to 5 years in state prison for robbing a Canadian tourist he met on Grindr, a dating app for gay men.
NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Newark Police have arrested a man they say sexually assaulted a University of Delaware student.
A warm and unstable air mass is seeping into the region this afternoon. Winds now are swinging over to a warmer and more humid southwesterly direction and at the same time a cool front is approaching from the west that will put Philadelphia in the battle zone between the two very distinct air masses.
NESQUEHONING, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania driver is dead after swerving to avoid a porcupine in the roadway.
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Police say shots were fired and two people were hurt at a party involving hundreds of college students at a Pittsburgh-area mall that's seen several violent episodes in recent months.
Loud cloud cover is delaying some flights to Philadelphia International Airport.
The FAA said those flights are being delayed by an average 35 minutes due to the weather-related traffic management plan.
Deposit intended for another account was put into an IRA.
If were serious about cutting fat from city government, we can begin to reduce onerous business taxes and jump-start small-biz growth.
The body of an unidentified woman was pulled from the Schuylkill River Monday night, police said.
A gunshot-detection program that Camden police credit for a significant decrease in shootings has drawn the interest of Philadelphia officials, who say they would like to set aside money in next year's budget for the service.
A Pennsylvania police officer waived a preliminary hearing Monday on charges that she murdered a man who had run away from a traffic stop by shooting him twice in the back as he lay face-down in the snow.
A watch has been posted for most of the region through 10 p.m.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A man has been ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of another man after he was reportedly denied entrance to a private after-hours party last fall.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvanians who are not registered to vote but want to cast a ballot in the primary election are running out of time.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man's arrest on aggravated assault and other charges.
IT'S NIGHT VS. DAY at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
After years of losing business and getting slammed for its union problems, it is basking in rave reviews.
ASPIRA Inc. has pared back instruction and parent-teacher conferences at Olney Charter High School so staff can attend compulsory meetings.
The columnist was 20 when her father died. It was comforting when classmates of her brothers at St. Josephs Preparatory School came to the funeral.