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Nelson Perez, the next Archbishop of Philadelphia.
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Mark Abrams
January 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
The arrival of a new archbishop is likely to mean management in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will lean more in the direction of Pope Francis' vision for the Catholic Church. That's the view of a Villanova University theology professor who closely follows the Vatican and church operations here...
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Gavel in a courtroom.
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Cherri Gregg
January 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
Berks County will pay tens of thousands of dollars to a woman who was detained in its ICE facility. The settlement came on the eve of a trial scheduled to begin Friday — the woman was sexually abused as a teenager by one of the staffers. Read more here.
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Congressman Donald Norcross.
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David Madden
January 23, 2020 - 9:01 pm
South Jersey officials are seeking increased security and safety protocols for Jewish institutions in the region, but some lawmakers say federal funds are allocated more often to the other side of the river. Read more here.
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creek.
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David Madden
January 23, 2020 - 8:28 pm
Camden County officials have lifted a week long advisory along the Timber Creek. Read more here.
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2020 Mummers Parade
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Pat Loeb
January 23, 2020 - 4:06 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has made a veiled threat to the annual Mummers Parade in protesting the New Year's Day incident in which two mummers wore blackface. Read more here.
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SEPTA's Leslie Richards.
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Mike DeNardo
January 23, 2020 - 3:40 pm
SEPTA's new general manager is planning to get a first-hand look at how user-friendly its fare card is.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
January 23, 2020 - 2:00 pm
Philadelphia City Council has been back in session for one day and already has dozens of bills and resolutions before it. Read more now.
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Movita Johnson-Harrell
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Kristen Johanson
January 23, 2020 - 10:42 am
Former State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell has pleaded guilty to theft and perjury charges in a negotiated plea deal that gives her three months in jail and eight-and-a-half months under house arrest. Read more here.
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Tim Jimenez
January 23, 2020 - 8:10 am
Philadelphia police are investigating claims that the person wearing the Flyers’ mascot costume physically assaulted a 13-year-old boy. Read more here.
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Bishop Nelson J. Perez officates over The Sacrament of Confirmation ceremony at The Church of St. Martin of Tours on December 7, 2012 in Bethpage, New York.
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Mark Abrams
January 23, 2020 - 6:15 am
Pope Francis has named Bishop Nelson Perez, leader of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio, as the new archbishop of Philadelphia. Read more here.
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