Stories tagged: "Philadelphia"


Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pa.) speaks during a House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. Scanlon was carjacked at gunpoint by two men in a south Philadelphia park but wasn’t injured, police and her office said. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP, File)
5 Teenagers Charged in Armed Carjacking of US Rep. Scanlon

Scanlon and a staffer who accompanied her were unharmed.

Sarah Laurel with her brother, Adam Al-Asad, who serves as the director of operations for Savage Sisters, in one of their South Philadelphia recovery houses. (Courtesy Sarah Laurel/Savage Sisters)
Once Left For Dead, This Philadelphia Woman is Helping Those Battling Addiction

Sarah Laurel was a thriving professional who hit rock bottom due to addiction. Having turned her life around, she’s now working on behalf of those in recovery and on the streets with Savage Sisters.

Heather Marold Thomason (Courtesy: Primal Supply Meats)
From Farm to Philly: This Butcher Keeps it Local

Heather Marold Thomason’s passion for sustainably-raised, locally-sourced meats inspired her to open the Philadelphia whole animal butchery Primal Supply.

In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington.  The Supreme Court will take up challenges to controversial Trump administration policies affecting family-planning clinics and immigrants, even though the Biden administration has announced it is reviewing them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Supreme Court Rules on Philadelphia Case About Gay Adoptions

The case involves the city’s restrictions on a Catholic group that doesn’t support gay adoptions.

A person wearing a face mask as a precaution against COVID-19 walks between beds of tulips at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
States and Businesses Grapple With New CDC Mask Guidelines

States, businesses and cities are trying to figure out how they will handle the CDC's new masking guidelines.

President Joe Biden arrives to speak at an event to mark Amtrak's 50th anniversary at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Friday, April 30. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
All Aboard! Biden Celebrates Amtrak’s 50 Years in Visit to Philadelphia

President Joe Biden, once a regular Amtrak rider, helped the nation's passenger rail system celebrate 50 years of service Friday.

These railroad tracks could be getting more use if Amtrak's plan goes through.
All Aboard: Restoring Passenger Rail Service from Reading to Philadelphia

A new study shows not only that reviving passenger rail service in Reading is financially possible and economically profitable, but it has the support of Amtrak and President Biden.