How Philly developer ‘Mr. Bigg,’ backed by Darrell Clarke, got a bargain on city land near Temple

Shawn Bullard, a local developer supported by Council President Clarke, got a great deal on city-owned land in a no-bid sale. Records of the transaction have gone missing.

At Pope Francis’ sex abuse summit, American cardinal offers plan for bishops to police each other

Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, floated a similar proposal at a meeting of U.S bishops last year. But by endorsing it from a Vatican pulpit Friday, he propelled the idea to the forefront of the church's global debate.

At Pope Francis’ sex abuse summit, American cardinal offers plan for bishops to police each other

Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, floated a similar proposal at a meeting of U.S bishops last year. But by endorsing it from a Vatican pulpit Friday, he propelled the idea to the forefront of the church's global debate.

Third teenager shot dead in a week in Philadelphia

Two of the shootings occurred in Southwest Philadelphia; the third in North Philadelphia

Third teenager shot dead in a week in Philadelphia

Two of the shootings occurred in Southwest Philadelphia; the third in North Philadelphia

Anthony Williams moves closer to challenging Jim Kenney, using Local 98 ties to taint the Philly mayor

Williams, a state senator, made a series of moves this week that suggest he is creeping closer to challenging Mayor Kenney's bid for a second term.

Anthony Williams moves closer to challenging Jim Kenney, using Local 98 ties to taint the Philly mayor

Williams, a state senator, made a series of moves this week that suggest he is creeping closer to challenging Mayor Kenney's bid for a second term.
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Following clash between police and homeless people, changes made at Suburban Station

City outreach workers have changed their schedules to try to better serve homeless people in the station.

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In one of the richest zip codes in America, capitalism takes aim at a beloved luncheonette

Inside this legendarily wealthy Main Line enclave, brute market forces are swatting at the locals.

5 years after Nadia Malik’s death, grief and uncertainty weigh heavily on her family

There are still few answers into the death of the Delaware County mother found dead in a car near 30th Street Station in February 2014.

What housing slowdown? Philly region sees bidding wars and fierce competition as supply hovers at record lows

The number of homes listed for sale in the Philly area is about half the rate of that in the U.S. as a whole. With local demand high, that means more buyers competing harder for a property they want.

His car was impossibly stuck in the snow. Then, a man in a pot leaf suit appeared.

“All I could see around me was white snow, and then all of sudden this angelic man in a green suit comes knocking on my window.”

Philadelphia spells out how its municipal ID program would work

Philadelphia laid out new details this week as to how it plans to operate its municipal ID program, including how the cards will handle gender, a comprehensive list of accepted identifying documents, and how much the cards will cost.

Burlco woman charged with causing death of husband in car crash

Tameka Lawson was driving when the crash killed her husband, Jamar Rentie.

Boy, 4, killed by shards of glass from falling picture frame at home in North Philly

The child was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital, where he died a short time after the freak accident, police said.

Penn State ex-president Spanier’s request for appeal denied

The man who served as Penn State's president when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal erupted may soon be headed to jail after Pennsylvania's highest court said it will not take up his appeal

Two residential high-rises planned beside Quaker building in North Philly’s Poplar neighborhood

Other projects under development by Hightop include the Spruce Square apartments in West Philadelphia and Graduate Square in South Philadelphia.

Danzeisen & Quigley trading sporting goods store for retirement

The owners of South Jersey's popular ski and bike shop are planning to retire and sell the business.

Protests signal heated race ahead for longtime Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell's reelection campaign is already tumultuous.

Pope Francis seeks solutions, victims skeptical as historic clergy sex-abuse summit opens in Rome

Organizers have said they hope the four-day summit will prove to be as a “turning point” for a hierarchy battered by a series of scandals – especially in the United States.

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