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Philly Papers Sold

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.02.2012 | Media

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of powerful local business leaders announced Monday that it had bought Philadelphia's two largest newspapers from hedge ...

Philadelphia Papers Nearing Sale

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's two largest newspapers could trade hands Monday for the fifth time in six years. Several powerful ...

Philly Newspapers Cutting More Jobs, Drawing Protests Over Censorship Claims

AP | Posted 04.17.2012 | Media

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia's two largest newspapers are shedding another 37 newsroom jobs by next month. Philadelphia Media Network operates The Ph...

No More New Year's Resolutions for Me

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

This year I am not making any New Year's resolutions. Instead, I am going to focus on all the fabulous things I have done, want to keep doing, love to do and want to do more of in 2012.

Philadelphia Papers Moving To Old Department Store

AP | Posted 01.14.2012 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — The company that owns The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News is moving the newspapers to a former department store...

WATCH: 4 Disabled Adults Found Locked In Philly Basement (UPDATE)

AP | By RON TODT | Posted 12.16.2011 | Impact

UPDATED: Oct. 17, 2011 Philadelphia police have arrested three suspects who allegedly held four mentally challenged people captive in a 10-by-10 ...

Philly Papers Find New Way To Lure Subscribers

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 11.13.2011 | Media

Philadelphia newspapers are trying something new to lure subscribers to its online editions. The Philadelphia Media Network, which publishes the P...

Student In Custody For Allegedly Helping This Woman With A Terrorist Plot

AP | By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.27.2011 | Education

PHILADELPHIA -- A Maryland teenager from Pakistan is being held in U.S. custody on terrorism charges, accused of soliciting funds and recruits to help...

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

John Thompson | Posted 08.24.2011 | Education
John Thompson

The first step in turning around our toughest neighborhood schools must be the recognition that we have a problem

The Faces of School Violence

John Thompson | Posted 08.15.2011 | Education
John Thompson

According to teachers, there is constant pressure from administrators to hold down disciplinary numbers.

In Defense of Napping Air Traffic Controllers

Danny Groner | Posted 06.21.2011 | Travel
Danny Groner

The Department of Transportation, led by Ray LaHood, announced new rules this week that will force controllers to have more time off between shifts and to be accompanied by a partner.

Wild Card Losses: Four Cities' Newspapers React

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Danny Groner

The NFL playoffs kicked off this past weekend, and some perennial favorites have already headed home. Here's what they're saying in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Kansas City.

Philadelphia Inquirer Names New Editor | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Philadelphia Inquirer, under new management and fresh from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring, has a new editor. Stan Wischnowski, who overs...

New Owners Oust Philadelphia Inquirer Editor

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — The editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer has stepped down on the eve of a bankruptcy court's $139 million sale of the newspaper compan...

West Chester Univ. 'White Student Union' Flier A Fake, But Raises Real Controversy

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A flier advertising a meeting for an all-white student union at West Chester University in Pennsylvania has been revealed as a hoax -- and a futile at...

Eighty Students Needed to Cover College Football Losses

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

It is taking the tuition of eighty kids to field a football team that loses money. Maybe some people need to look into a good business school. Wait, tuition is $92,000? Maybe not.

Disabled Students In The Spotlight Thanks To Theater Program

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Kathy Boccella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When her elementary school staged her favorite musical, Grease, Chloe Kirkland hoped for a big part. But she made only the ensemble, despite knowing a...

New Era As Philly Newspaper Now Owned By Lenders

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News are starting a new era under the control of their former creditors. The lenders include...

93-Year-Old Philanthropist Mounts Solo Bid For Philly Newspapers

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — Philanthropist Raymond Perelman has mounted a solo bid of at least $50 million as he fights creditors for control of Philadelphia...

Philadelphia Inquirer 3-D Section Planned

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — Want journalism with depth? The Philadelphia Inquirer is going 3-D. The paper plans to publish a special section next month feat...

Philadelphia Newspapers Bankruptcy: Creditors Win Bid, Publisher Loses Papers

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Creditors won the frenzied bankruptcy auction for Philadelphia's two major newspapers with a $139 million bid on Wednesday, despite l...

'A Month of Sundays': A Proposed Sermon-Review Column

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Daniel Krotz

Why doesn't one of you resurrect the sermon-review column, hypothetically called "A Month of Sundays," and give our local vicars a run for their money?

School Webcam Spying Probe Prompts Lower Merion To Place Two On Paid Leave

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

PHILADELPHIA — Two information-technology workers at a suburban Philadelphia school district that secretly activated webcams on students' school...

Escaping Domestic Violence: Ms. J's Struggle

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A woman's struggle with domestic violence doesn't always end after escape from the abuser. As Annette John-Hall reports in the Philadelphia Inquirer, ...

Philadelphia Newspapers' Creditors Get Higher Bid

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — A local group sweetened its bid for The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News on Wednesday, saying it would pay anoth...