Image

5:41 AM / Monday July 4, 2022

Local

Pennsylvania Senate passes sweeping school choice expansion

October 29, 2011

The Pennsylvania State Senate today took a significant step towards expanding educational options to low-income children and kids in failing schools, passing legislation that would create a new voucher program and increase funding for the state’s existing scholarship tax credit program.

Read More

Female Football Frenzy — a philanthropic movement

October 29, 2011

The inaugural F3 event will support Autism Speaks – the Philadelphia Affiliate of the National Autism Association, Monday, November 7, 7:30 PM and continue through the duration of the Monday night showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears.

Read More

Court turns down Philly DA in cop-killing case

October 14, 2011

Philadelphia prosecutors must pursue a second death-penalty sentence for convicted police killer Mumia Abu-Jamal or accept a life sentence after the U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to review the racially charged case.

Read More

Debt-crippled Pa. capital files for bankruptcy

October 14, 2011

Pennsylvania’s distressed capital city filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, citing “imminent jeopardy” from lawsuits related to a debt-saddled municipal incinerator and setting up a power struggle between the mayor and City Council.

Read More

The Toughest Obit I’ve Ever Written

October 14, 2011

In the 20 years that I’ve been a reporter, I’ve written probably a lot of obituaries. And with most of them, after I’ve written all of the standard information, I usually ask the question of the family of the deceased: “If there were anything that you would want people to know about your loved one, what would that be?”

Read More

Recent News

Stateside

Just the beginning

July 1, 2022

Over 150,000 people from around the country participated in the Mass Poor Peoples and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly...

Commentary

Commentary
The fine print

July 1, 2022

While we do need to pay attention to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion in Dobbs v....

Education

Community College of Philadelphia to pay off $1.4 million in outstanding student account balances

June 17, 2022

Community College of Philadelphia announced that it will pay off more than $1.4 million in outstanding account...

Color Of Money

Americans still have financial goals, just not sure how they will reach them

June 24, 2022

BPT If you have a vision for where you’d like to be financially in the coming years...

Politics

Takeaways: Trump’s mind ‘made up’ on fraud ahead of Jan. 6

June 17, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A video exhibit plays as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on...

Go With The-Flo

Sherri Shepherd’s talk show, “Sherri,” to air in place of former “The Wendy Williams Show”

June 17, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Sherri Shepherd (Photo: s_bukley / Shutterstock) By Flo Anthony After 13 seasons, “The Wendy Williams...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff