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July 3, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Pennsylvania's community colleges are among the less noticed beneficiaries of Gov. Wolf's proposed budget. The schools, which served more than 300,000 students last year, would see their funding grow by 7 percent, or $15 million, under the plan, which is tied up in a political standoff that went into overtime Wednesday. A recent Pew report suggests community colleges need the money. Its examination of Community College of Philadelphia shows that the city's education challenges don't end when students graduate from high school.
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
President Obama will visit Philadelphia to deliver the keynote address July 14 at the 106th NAACP Annual Convention, the organization announced Wednesday. The conference, whose theme is "Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice," will come at a time of racial unrest throughout the country. "That's a great moment," Rodney Muhammad, president of Philadelphia's NAACP chapter, said upon hearing the news of the president's visit. While in Philadelphia, Obama will also attend an event for the upcoming Democratic National Convention, a White House official said.
NEWS
July 1, 2015 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
The local Fraternal Order of Police lodge donated 20 iPads to Our Mother of Sorrows St. Ignatius School on Monday as part of an effort by the organization to replenish the school's computer lab, which was burglarized in early June. The FOP is also offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with a tip that could lead to an arrest in the burglary. Several laptops and 30 iPads were taken from the school, at 43d and Wallace Streets in West Philadelphia, during the June 10 break-in. The financial loss officially amounts to $17,800, according to the Southwest Detective Division.
NEWS
July 1, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the haze surrounding former Philadelphia Police Sgt. Brandon Ruff's firing, there are three events on which all parties can agree. Ruff, while off duty, walked into 35th District headquarters in Ogontz on Aug. 3 and dropped a bag of guns on the counter. He was detained moments later. And within six months, he had lost his job. Everything else that happened between those moments remains up for debate - as was made clear Monday in a civil trial before a federal jury. Ruff, an eight-year police veteran, whose last posting was in Powelton's 16th District, is suing the department and six officers involved in a scuffle that day. He says they assaulted and falsely arrested him when he attempted to anonymously turn in three guns that he had confiscated under a no-questions-asked gun buyback program.
NEWS
June 29, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
After reaching a tentative agreement for a two-year labor contract with the ownership of The Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com on Friday night, the Newspaper Guild expects to hold a contract ratification vote in two weeks, Guild president Howard Gensler said. The union represents 445 employees at both papers and the website, including journalists, advertising sales representatives, and circulation personnel. Both sides agreed not to divulge terms of the new contract. During negotiations, they had clashed over seniority protection and health-care costs.
NEWS
June 28, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police identified two men wanted in the shotgun attack at a West Philadelphia cookout last weekend that wounded 11 people, including a 1-year-old girl. Dominic Lamar, 23, of the 5100 block of Brown Street, and Kyleif Harley, 23, of the 3800 block of Poplar Street, were charged in a warrant with attempted murder and related offenses. Authorities say they fired two shotgun blasts in the 4100 block of Ogden Street shortly before 10 p.m. June 20. Members of a family were having a party for their parents when the men approached and started shooting, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
NEWS
June 27, 2015 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Meyer Kramer, 96, a rabbi for decades in Northeast Philadelphia who was known for reaching out to everyone, died at a Brooklyn, N.Y., nursing home Wednesday, June 24, after nearly a decade battling dementia. "He was a lover of peace who pursued peace," said his son Doniel Kramer. Kramer remembers how his father interacted closely with area congregations of other faiths. Rabbi Kramer, known as "Mike," received "tremendous respect" from other religious leaders and was very well-known in the Jewish community, his son said.
NEWS
June 27, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan and Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writers
Philadelphia police have arrested five students from Martin Luther King High School who earlier this month kicked and punched another student - knocking out several of his teeth - in an attack that was recorded and posted online Thursday. The video, showing teenagers repeatedly beating a classmate June 5 while shouting taunts, was posted on the popular website MediaTakeOut.com. At one point, the student was hit in the face with a traffic cone, knocking out his teeth. Four of the students charged in the beating are juveniles; the fifth is 18, police said.
SPORTS
June 26, 2015 | By Laine Higgins, Inquirer Staff Writer
Surrounded by a verdant canopy of trees, the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center sits about 500 meters behind the finish line of the Philadelphia TriRock Triathlon on Martin Luther King Drive. To the majority of the field, the building is little more than another landmark along the historic course. But to Katherine Rosenberg, 34, and John Stolz, 39, the building is a little more important: It will host their wedding just over eight hours after the duo competes in the sprint distance triathlon race Saturday.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Ignacio Garcia Du Quesne and Philippe H. Despointes, this year's Tall Ships Festival isn't just a celebration of maritime splendors - it's a chance for them to reconnect with their Revolutionary War roots. Both men trace their family lines back to crew of the French warship Hermione, which in 1780 carried the Marquis de Lafayette and his forces to join the Americans in their nascent revolution. A replica of the historical warship - built using its sister ship's original plans, and tools, techniques, and materials of the era - will be at Penn's Landing for the Tall Ships Festival, which starts Thursday and ends Sunday.
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