The city’s campaign finance site is supposed to give citizens easy access to information about campaign spending. Does it do the job? Julia Bergman evaluates the city site in a new installment of Site Watch.
The DePaul Catholic School in Germantown is experimenting with a new program that seeks to integrate computers in the classroom experience. We follow up our earlier story with a look-see at how it is working so far.
Food cart food is faster and cheaper than fast food. But the carts don’t reveal calorie counts or nutritional values. We tested 10 of the most popular items for nutritional value. Get ready for some surprises.
How many Philadelphians go to Philly’s colleges and universities? That’s the question we posed to the 11 four-year schools in the city. Some didn’t want to say. Others were reluctant to reply. Here is the tale the numbers tell.
It’s a new day at St. Malachy School in North Philadelphia. One of the city’s oldest Catholic schools is also one of its 14 new Mission Schools, whose goals are to educate the poor regardless of religion. We arrive at St. Malachy on the first day of school and witness the changes — and the challenges — it faces.
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The Philadelphia office of the Social Security Administration is running a pilot program to screen for applicants who have committed serious crimes, and prevent them from serving as a “representative” payee.