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Schoolmageddon ’13: Welcome Back, Philly Students. Sorry.

This summer has not been kind to the Philadelphia School District, but after months of teeth gnashing and struggle, the district opened 212 schools today. […]

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PA Has Ranked 46th for Job Creation in the US Since the Start of the Great Recession

We’re so bad as a state at creating jobs, in fact, that Pennsylvania has ranked 46th among states for job creation straight through since 2010. […]

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Schoolmageddon ’13: Surely a Class Action Lawsuit Will Solve the Schools Funding Crisis

Rather than a solution, the ongoing schools crisis is continuing to reach a head in the final weekend before students are scheduled to make their […]

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Mayor Nutter Isn’t Impressed with Teachers Union’s Pay Freeze Concessions

But I thought he dropped the mic? Looks like Mayor Nutter still isn’t done talking about the schools crisis, despite teachers announcing earlier this week […]

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Shore Mayor Taxes Himself Out of Own Home

Egg Harbor Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough says he’s being taxed out of his home by skyrocketing local rates. “It’s more than what I can afford,” said McCullough, whose […]

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William Hite Wants to Suspend Teacher Seniority

Hooboy, this oughtta go over well with Jerry Jordan and co. Because the district is still facing a deficit of more than $270 million and […]

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Former Water Department Mail Clerk Swindled More Than $500,000 Worth of Toner Cartridges

You often hear about embezzling and dirty-dealing among higher-ups at big companies. Now the little guys are getting into the game. Calvin Duncan, 61, a […]

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Scranton: The Next Detroit?

Scranton, home of the American Dream, is now the town “least likely to survive” our current dire economic straits, according to a recent report from […]

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QVC Receives More Than $5 Million in Tax Credits

West Chester goods hawker QVC saw more than $5 million in tax credits for fiscal year 2011-2012, according to newly released data. Awarded under the […]

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Local Hooch Now more Available in Jersey

New Jersey’s artisan distillers, rejoice! Gov. Chris Christie today signed into law a bill granting tours, tastings and sales at the state’s (very few) liquor […]

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Aaron Carter Is Performing at Princeton, and It Only Cost $65,000

Princeton has approved a $65,000 budget for their fall Lawnparties event, with most of the cost going toward paying brother-of-a-Backstreet-Boy Aaron Carter. Carter, who confirmed […]

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Food Stamp Families Now Seeing Less to Eat in PA

Families using food stamps are going to start seeing less food on their tables soon, thanks to the expiration of a 2009 stimulus providing funding […]

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We’ve All Got the Wrong Idea About Philly Unions — and That’s the Unions’s Fault

What do you think of when someone mentions “unions.” Me? I think of striking workers marching down streets. I think of Tony Soprano. I think […]

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Will U.S. Casinos Adopt an Algorithm That Could Identify Problem Gamblers?

Harvard researchers have come up with an algorithm that could identify problem gamblers. But will we see this being used to help gamblers who frequent […]

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Philly School District Mulling Over Lawsuit Against Wall Street Banks

The Philadelphia School District may soon file a lawsuit against a host of Wall Street Banks for their ongoing budget crisis, claiming that several of […]