Philadelphia city workers pension fund sees a rare year of positive growth

The fund collected $27 million more than it paid out in 2018. But it's still woefully underfunded.

Opinion

John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Amsterdam honeymoon 'bed-in’ was crashed by a N.J. teenager

Alisa Cooper, who grew up in Atlantic City and serves on the state's Casino Control Commission, can cite many personal and professional highlights - including, having talked her way into a chance to interview two of the most famous people on earth in 1969: John Lennon, and Yoko Ono.
Opinion

John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Amsterdam honeymoon 'bed-in’ was crashed by a N.J. teenager

Alisa Cooper, who grew up in Atlantic City and serves on the state's Casino Control Commission, can cite many personal and professional highlights - including, having talked her way into a chance to interview two of the most famous people on earth in 1969: John Lennon, and Yoko Ono.

La Salle to allow dogs as pets in campus dorm

La Salle University announced this week it will allow students to have dogs as pets in one of its residence halls. It appears to be the first college in Philadelphia to do so. It's not common nationally either.

La Salle to allow dogs as pets in campus dorm

La Salle University announced this week it will allow students to have dogs as pets in one of its residence halls. It appears to be the first college in Philadelphia to do so. It's not common nationally either.

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Burlco woman charged with causing death of husband in car crash

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

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.

Man pleads not guilty in deadly 2016 hit-and-run boat crash

A man accused of causing a deadly hit-and-run boat crash on a New Jersey lake on Labor Day 2016 has been indicted on death by vessel charges and other counts

There’s a new clerk in town and a new home for civil weddings in Burlington County. It’s prettier.

Joanne Schwartz, the first woman elected as Burlington County clerk, disliked having couples tie the knot in her drab office so she dressed up a conference room. "Weddings are special," she said.

Burlington County nursing home evacuated after fire

Sterling Manor Nursing Center at 794 N. Forklanding Rd. in Maple Shade was damaged in the fire.

U.S. Supreme Court limits state and local authorities’ power to seize property, impose fines

The unanimous ruling said the constitutional protection against excessive fines applies not only to the federal government, but also to state and local authorities. Philadelphia's program had once been cited as one of the worst examples of forfeiture overreach.

Opinion

Airbnbs and backyard chickens: Collingswood newcomers want more of a say

A Collingswood group energized by local controversies about whether to allow backyard chickens and Airbnbs, and whether a tattoo parlor belongs on Haddon Avenue, is raising questions about the longstanding structure and practices of borough government.

Deputy Haddonfield mayor arraigned on charges of assaulting borough police officer

Jeffrey Kasko, deputy mayor of Haddonfield, was arraigned on charges that he struck a borough police officer investigating a crash that occurred when Kasko allegedly tried to flee from a process server trying to deliver divorce papers.

Murphy signs bill expanding family leave in New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a bill expanding the state's paid family leave program.

Margate Pier could be open to public after 96 years, commissioner says

The nearly 100-year-old Margate Pier may be partially opened to the public for the first time after being extended out into the ocean.

Haddonfield deputy mayor charged with assaulting borough police officer

Haddonfield Deputy Mayor Jeff Kasko was trying to flee a processor serving divorce papers when he allegedly backed into her car and later struck a police officer investigating the crash, authorities said.

Opinion

Remembering ‘Father Bob’ McDermott, whose boyhood neighborhood in Camden became his life’s work | Kevin Riordan

Msgr. Robert McDermott, 76, died Sunday, leaving behind the vibrant parish and thriving educational and housing programs he built in East Camden and beyond.

Majority of New Jersey residents favor legalizing recreational marijuana, poll shows

New Jersey residents support legalizing weed for recreational use, but they're a bit softer on how cannabis should be made available for sale.

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