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N.J. chemical recycling bill sets stage for industry’s battle with environmentalists
The bill would be among the most progressive recycled content rules in the country, and would complement the single-use plastic and paper bag ban Murphy signed into law.
2 hours ago
How one Pennsylvania lawmaker billed taxpayers $1.8 million in expenses
Mileage, meals, lodging, travel, and a special perk called per diems are part of the hidden costs charged to taxpayers to support Pennsylvania’s legislature.
3 hours ago
Delta variant of the coronavirus could dominate in U.S. within weeks
More contagious than other variants, and maybe more likely to cause severe disease, Delta is spreading so fast it could cause yet another U.S. surge this summer or fall.
4 hours ago
SEPTA to hold career fair targeting women for skilled trades jobs
SEPTA is actively recruiting women to work as bus mechanics, rail vehicle mechanics, building electricians, welders, and more.
7 hours ago
Prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorders is easier now, with political uncertainty cleared up
An on-again/off-again/on-again exemption means no special training is required for medical professionals to prescribe buprenorphine to up to 30 patients each.
8 hours ago
Philly nonprofit hopes to open a new all-girls high school to replace Hallahan
Hallahan closed in June due to declining enrollment and financial woes. The Center City Girls’ Academy could replace it as early as September.
9 hours ago
Malvern Prep’s Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay
The Raiders defensive end made the announcement from his home in West Chester.
18 hours ago
‘We’re seeing the need’: Chesco reminds residents to apply for rent assistance as eviction moratorium nears expiration
Chester County received close to $35 million from the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and has already helped about 1,000 families.
Philly launches campaign to help lower high blood pressure rates among Black men
Philadelphia is kicking off a new effort to help fight what it calls a silent killer among Black men in the city: high blood pressure.
20 hours ago
Legends and stars shine bright on list of Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame inductees
Yolanda Laney, Zachary "Zack" Clayton, Richard "Rip" Hamilton, and Seth Joyner lead the list of sports legends to be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.
Philly to announce first winners of COVID vaccine sweepstakes this week
Every vaccinated person in the city is eligible, but some prizes are set aside for ZIP codes where fewer than 50% of residents have received at least one COVID vaccine shot.
21 hours ago
14 indicted in connection with six Delaware gang murders
Prosecutors say they’ve connected six murders in the Wilmington area to the NorthPak gang. Fourteen defendants have been indicted on 120 charges.
Philly hits 70% partially vaxxed, higher than other cities — despite health department setbacks
Health officials are offering incentives and perks to close the remaining vaccination gap.
22 hours ago
N.J. coronavirus update: More than 4.8 million residents fully vaccinated
In New Jersey, new case counts have plummeted and the state only reported 126 new cases Monday.
The Supreme Court sides with NCAA athletes in a narrow ruling
The court ruled that NCAA rules are not reasonably necessary to distinguish between college and professional sports. Still, the ruling could be potentially transformative.
1 day ago
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