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SPORTS
February 7, 2015
11 Flyers shots on goal in the first two periods. The Isles had 22.
BUSINESS
February 1, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Population: 30,768 (2010). Median income: $57,186 (2009). Area: 5.3 square miles. Settlements in the last three months: 60. Homes for sale: 152. Days on market: 67. Median sale price: $169,000. Housing units: 12,544; every variety - rowhouses, condos, twins, and singles. School district: Ridley. SOURCES: Ridley Township; City-Data.com; Nicole Ritchie, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors; Barbara Mastronardo, Weichert Realtors.
NEWS
February 1, 2015 | By Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
Last year, Jimmy and Angela Clark bought Independence Blue Cross' best-selling silver Proactive plan. For the first time in five years, the Germantown couple had health insurance. And they loved it. Having coverage was especially important to Jimmy Clark, 62, who needs blood tests every six months to track high cholesterol. He also needs a colonoscopy every three years - something that, until last year, he pretty much had to forgo. "I got back on [a plan], and colonoscopies are free," said Clark, who got a clean bill of health.
NEWS
January 28, 2015
WHO GETS to make key decisions regarding the future of public education? Those who send their kids to schools? The taxpayers who pay for it? Lawmakers who provide school funding? Experts who study academic data and performance? The good news is that everyone has a stake in education. The bad news is that the most critical decisions related to how schools function are in the hands of a few: lawmakers who decide on how much money the schools get. In this state, those decisions are too often made in the absence of thoughtful analysis or a basic grasp of the facts.
NEWS
January 4, 2015 | By Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
Christine Bergstresser has read the Affordable Care Act. OK, not all 11,588,500 words. But more of the law than most people, including - probably - some elected officials in Washington. "I have read the majority of it," says Bergstresser, 43, a certified application counselor. "Some of it you can really kind of skim through. " Certified application counselors help people enroll in Obamacare. Bergstresser volunteers for Enroll America, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose goal is to get Americans covered by health insurance.
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