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The Jenkintown Police Benevolent Association is opposing the half-square-mile borough’s consideration of dissolving the police department to cut costs.
When a law passed this January takes effect next year, health insurance companies will have three days — or sometimes 24 hours — to decide on prior authorization.
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There’s $10.5 million in federal grants available for minority-owned small businesses across Pennsylvania — but time is running out to apply.
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The Lifesaving Leave Act of 2024 would grant 40 hours of unpaid leave for people making bone marrow and blood stem cell donations.
Kensington stakeholders plan to use opioid settlement funds for the neighborhood’s housing issues
Community members met at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation to discuss using settlement funds toward home repairs, eviction and foreclosure prevention.
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Philly Zoning Board delays FDR Park tree-cutting decision
At issue are 48 mature trees, which the Fairmount Park Conservancy proposes cutting down to make way for athletic fields.
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‘It’s a big deal’: Largest federal grant awarded to SEPTA will help replace the aging Market-Frankford Line fleet
SEPTA’s CEO said the rail cars, which have been around since the late ‘90s, have “reached the end of their useful life” and that “commuters deserve better.”
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Alabama hospital puts pause on IVF in wake of ruling saying frozen embryos are children
The ruling by the all-Republican Alabama Supreme Court prompted a wave of concern about the future of IVF treatments in the state.
NASA is looking for people to test out its Mars simulator for a year
Applications are live for a four-person cohort to live and work from a 3D-printed, 1,700-square-foot facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Philly tourism by the numbers: improving, but it could be better
The 42.9 million people who visited Philly last year were higher than last year, but still below pre-pandemic levels.
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Jenkintown police union rejects any plan to dissolve borough’s police department
From ‘touristy’ cheesesteaks to Rocky-haters, here’s some of Philly’s top unpopular opinions
An online prompt launched flurry of unpopular ideas about the city’s sports, food, and culture.
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Montgomery County, Pa. sheriff’s deputy arrested in New Jersey on child porn charges
James Christopher Buckley, of Gilbertsville, allegedly possessed and distributed child sexual abuse material via his iCloud account at his vacation residence in Wildwood.
A deficit of experienced voting officials could mean trouble for Pa.’s 2024 election
Pennsylvania has lost nearly 300 years of election official experience since 2019. The state’s top voting official says this loss is “one of the biggest dangers” to elections.
2024 Roots Picnic lineup announced
Lil Wayne and The Roots will celebrate New Orleans and André 3000 will give a special jazz performance.
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Pa. mortgage program, closed for over a year to resolve backlog, will reopen in March, officials say
A Spotlight PA analysis reveals the program has funds to help more than 3,000 homeowners.
Trump faces some half a billion dollars in legal penalties. How will he pay them?
The question of how Trump will pay the penalties is an urgent one.
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First there were AI chatbots. Now AI assistants can order Ubers and book vacations
A slate of tech startups are developing products that use AI to complete real-world tasks.
Beyoncé’s ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ debuts at No. 1 on the country chart
Beyoncé became the only other solo woman alongside Taylor Swift to achieve the feat with no accompanying artists, Billboard said.
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