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Philly's health commissioner will step down after nearly three years on the job

Cheryl Bettigole Philly health commissioner resign

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Shapiro among governors urging SCOTUS to rule in favor of medication abortion access

Shapiro Governors Support Abortion Access

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Effort to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos moves forward as Senate advances bill

Smoking Atlantic Casinos Bill Senate

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Gov. Shapiro lays out sweeping plan to reform higher education in Pennsylvania

Gov. Shapiro Education Reform

Government

State lawmakers want to create a rider advocacy commission for NJ Transit

NJ Transit new commission

Government

Gov. Shapiro to propose $282.8 million in new funding for public transit in 2024-25 state budget

Gov. Shapiro New Transit Funding

Government

City Council's majority leader wants to investigate the Office of Homeless Services

Katherine Gilmore Richardson council at large

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Philly receives $25 million federal grant for flood prevention, drinking water projects

Port Richmond Water Treatment plant

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Philly updates its list of 'bad actor' employers, adding two new businesses in latest report

Philly Bad actor employers

Government

Norristown water main break leaves more than 300 properties without water

Norristown water main

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New Jersey Supreme Court rules 'context matters' when charging a suspect with terroristic threats

New Jersey Supreme Court

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Could 2024 be the year Pennsylvania raises its minimum wage?

Pennsylvania Minimum Wage

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It's about to become a lot easier to cancel gym memberships in New Jersey

New Jersey gym memberships

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William Penn statue will not be removed from Philly's Welcome Park, NPS says

William Penn statue

Government

Mayor Cherelle Parker delivers hopeful message at inauguration, says 'it's on us' to change Philly

Mayor Charelle Parker inauguration

Government

Cherelle Parker privately sworn-in as mayor ahead of inauguration ceremony

Cherelle Parker private swearing-in

Government

Kenyatta Johnson takes over as president of Philadelphia City Council

kenyatta johnson council president

Government

Cherelle Parker lays out plan to combat violent crime, boost police presence in first 100 days as Philly's mayor

Cherelle Parker 100 days

Government

The weirdest bills and resolutions from the Pennsylvania General Assembly's 2023 legislative session

taylor swift era pennsylvania house

Government

New Jersey brewery restrictions to return following temporary waiver

New Jersey Brewery Restrictions

Government

Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker names Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel as city's next managing director

Parker Thiel Philly

Books

The Free Library to resume Saturday hours at 12 more branches

Free Library Saturday Hours

Government

New Jersey's proposal to limit children’s social media use has a big obstacle: the First Amendment

NJ Children Social Media Bill

Government

Philly's ski mask ban became law last week, but there are questions about its effect — and its constitutionality

City Council ski mask law

Adult Health

Philly has become more inclusive to people with sensory sensitivities – and is being recognized for its efforts

Philly Sensory Bag

Celebrities

Pennsylvania was in its 'Taylor Swift Era' in 2023, according to resolution passed by House of Representatives

taylor swift era pennsylvania house

Government

Philly's chief medical examiner abruptly resigns after 1 year on the job

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Government

SEPTA funding shortfall continues as Pa. legislature neglects public transit in state budget

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3 Philly fire stations closed since 2009 to reopen with FEMA funding delivered during Biden visit

Philly Fire stations reopening

Government

What is Cherelle Parker's intergovernmental roundtable? Here’s everything you need to know

Cherelle Parker roundtable

Government

Underage drinkers in N.J. could face new penalties after Senate panel approves bill

New Jersey Underage Drinkers

Government

Some 17-year-olds may soon be able to vote in New Jersey primaries

New Jersey 17 Voting Primaries

Government

Gov. Shapiro dines at Goldie three days after pro-Palestinian protest targeted its owner

goldie shapiro

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Pennsylvania redesigns its mail-in ballots in effort to reduce vote-disqualifying errors

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Effort to ban smoking in New Jersey casinos stalls due to lack of support

New Jersey Smoking Ban Casinos

Obituaries

20 years ago, Sandra Day O'Connor called for greater civic awareness at the Constitution Center's opening

Sandra Day OConnor Liberty Medal

Opioids

Pa. lawmakers propose involuntary hospitalization for people who overdose, but skeptics worry about potential harm

Involuntary Commitment Overdose Bill

Government

Bill lifting New Jersey brewery restrictions gets conditional veto from Gov. Murphy

Government

New Pa. law requires consent for medical students to perform pelvic, rectal exams on unconscious patients

Pennsylvania Pelvic Exams

Government

To increase police academy recruits, Pennsylvania considers making fitness requirements easier

Police Academy Fitness

Government

New Jersey to ban sales of gas-powered cars by 2035, despite industry objections

Government

Kevin Bethel, Philadelphia's next police commissioner, says city's public safety issues are 'solvable'

Kevin Bethel Philly Police

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