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March 27, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
NO ONE was really sure what happened on Reserve Drive yesterday. Police and bystanders swarmed the prim lawn of a home on the quiet, residential street in South Philadelphia well into the night, trying to piece together what led to the shooting death of a woman inside. That woman, 50, was found shot once inside a bedroom in the home just after 1 p.m., said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman. Emergency medical personnel pronounced her dead at the scene about a half-hour later.
NEWS
March 27, 2014 | By Julie Xie, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Firefighters' Union Local 22 is pushing back at Mayor Nutter's proposal to send out ambulances on advanced life-support calls with a paramedic and lesser-qualified EMT rather than the usual two paramedics. Local 22 president Joe Schulle said the proposal exposes the public to risk by dipping below the National Fire Protection Association standard of two paramedics and two EMTs for every ALS call. "We're taking a serious step back in our emergency medical protection that we offer to citizens.
NEWS
March 26, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
DESPITE unprecedented financial challenges, the Philadelphia School District is opening three new high schools in North Philadelphia in September as it seeks to redefine urban secondary education. The schools, described by the district as "small schools of choice," are expected to add a grade each year and eventually to enroll between 475 and 600 students. The nonselective schools will draw half their enrollments from surrounding neighborhoods; the other half will be open to students citywide.
NEWS
March 26, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROME - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says he was "quite anxious" when he first learned that Pope Benedict XVI was considering Philadelphia as the site for the Eighth World Meeting of Families in 2015. Concerned whether the financially strapped archdiocese could handle the logistics and costs, "for a while I was thinking 'find someplace else,' " Chaput said in an interview here Monday. "But then we decided yes, we could handle it. " Yet even as he stood alongside Benedict in Milan at the close of the 2012 World Meeting to announce the selection of Philadelphia, Chaput was hoping, he said, for an event "considerably smaller" than the crowds of 350,000 that had descended on the Italian city.
NEWS
March 26, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia must do more to collect the millions owed to it by tax deadbeats. That was the message from several tax and revenue experts at a marathon City Council hearing Monday. While the city took baby steps last year to reduce its half-billion-dollar tax delinquency hole by $18 million, it's not good enough, they said. Nearly a year after Mayor Nutter appointed the city's first Chief Revenue Collections Officer and vowed to install a system to better collect monies owed, Council's Appropriations Committee heard testimony from current and former city officials on the process for going after tax deadbeats as well as ideas from those outside government.
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Minnesota was named the top overall seed Sunday in the 16-team NCAA Division I men's hockey tournament. The other No. 1 regional seeds included Boston College, Union (N.Y.), and Wisconsin. The tournament begins Friday. The regional champions will advance to the Frozen Four on April 10 and 12 at the Wells Fargo Center. Tickets are available online at ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 800-298-4200, or at the Wells Fargo Center box office. Women's champions. Shannon MacAulay scored on a breakaway with 4 minutes, 16 seconds left in the third period Sunday as Clarkson beat two-time defending champion Minnesota, 5-4, for the NCAA women's hockey championship in Hamden, Conn.
NEWS
March 25, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Basir Amaker and Karon Bailey went to Felton Street on the night of Jan. 5 to pay their respects. It was the first week of the new year, and Le'Quan Green, a childhood friend, had been killed the night before, shot in the head on a front porch in Olney. Bailey and Amaker, both 24, had grown up with Green, and stayed close even as they left the neighborhood, graduated from high school, applied for jobs, and dreamed of the future. "My heart hurts," Amaker had written on Instagram under a photo of the 22-year-old.
NEWS
March 24, 2014 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Four of Philadelphia's 26 state representatives are running for reelection under a cloud, implicated in a crime by the state attorney general but not charged with anything. The legal limbo, arising from an aborted sting operation, vexes leaders of the dominant city Democratic Party, who say they don't want to appear tolerant of corruption but also are reluctant to abandon their colleagues. The consensus: Sit tight. Only one of the four House members has any opposition in the May 20 primary.
NEWS
March 23, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former mayors, city politicians, labor bosses, and other influential leaders from across the Philadelphia region gathered Friday morning to plan how to bring the 2016 Democratic National Convention to the City of Brotherly Love. A nonprofit will be created and led by former Mayor and Gov. Ed Rendell to raise upward of $50 million for the event, which organizers said could be held at the Wells Fargo Center. "The value to the city is priceless," Rendell said at a news conference. He said the city would not have to put up direct cash - police overtime would be covered with a $50 million federal grant for post-9/11 security.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2014 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday declined to immediately overturn a Philadelphia judge's February decision that the current phase of the legal dispute between The Inquirer's owners belongs in the Delaware Court of Chancery. The concurrent appeal filed by owners Lewis Katz and H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest in Pennsylvania Superior Court will continue. The legal action in Delaware over how the company should be sold also proceeds. Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons will hear arguments April 14-16 in Delaware to decide the type of auction to be held to resolve ownership of The Inquirer and the rest of its parent company, Interstate General Media Holdings L.L.C.
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