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Controversial West Oak Lane nonprofit replaces chief Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corp. (OARC), the controversial community development firm with ties to State Rep. Dwight Evans, has replaced its longtime chief executive officer, Jack Kitchen. | 8 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Immigrant-children crisis reaches into Pa. WOMELSDORF, Pa. - Amid calls for expedited deportations, and counterarguments to allow the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who have entered the United States illegally to stay, the issue is both a political football and a gut check on American | 8 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Family claims wall collapse caused a seventh death The family of Danny C. Johnson, 59, a truck driver and father of five who lived for 23 days after he was pulled out of the rubble of last year's Salvation Army thrift store wall collapse, filed a wrongful-death suit Tuesday against the charitable organiza | 8 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
City settles gun permit posting suit When city officials pulled the trigger in 2012 by posting details on gun-permit appeals online, they considered it a public service. Now the data have become a $1.4 million public expense. | 8 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Visitors down, spending up at Independence Park Visitors to Independence National Historical Park in 2013 spent about $196 million, an increase of about $1 million over the previous year, despite a slight drop in park attendance, according to a report released by the National Park Service. | 8 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ex-baggage handler gets 11 years for drug smuggling A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former airline employee to 11 years in prison for smuggling hundreds of thousands of dollars in cocaine and marijuana through checked luggage at Philadelphia International Airport. | 8 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Audit blasts DEP's handling of gas-well industry HARRISBURG - State environmental officials failed to adequately monitor Pennsylvania's drinking-water supply and were slow to inform the public about the results of investigations during the height of the natural-gas-drilling expansion, according to an au | 8 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
After 3-year probe, U.S. to monitor Newark police NEWARK, N.J. - Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason, and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in a report released Tuesday that se | 8 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
N.J. ranking for child well-being slips to eighth in nation New Jersey's ranking for overall child well-being slipped to eighth best in the nation from fifth last year, and Pennsylvania inched up from 17th to 16th, according to data released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. | 8 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
DEP extends for 2 years operating permit of B.L. England plant New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection has extended for two years the operating permit of a Cape May County electric-generating plant that for decades has been ranked among the state's worst air polluters. | 8 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend

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