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‘Shell game’: When private equity comes to town, hospitals can see cutbacks, closures

Private equity firms use pooled investments from pension funds, endowments, sovereign wealth funds and wealthy individuals to buy controlling stakes in companies. In the past couple of years, private equity’s foray into hospital ownership has drawn public outrage and, increasingly, legislative scrutiny.

Biden, Casey and other elected officials mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at events in Philadelphia

At a series of events across Philadelphia on Monday, President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) joined other elected officials to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on what would have been the assassinated civil rights leader’s 95th birthday.

Are ski mask bans a crime-fighting solution? Some cities say yes.

Last month, Philadelphia became the latest city to enact a ban in some public spaces, including parks, schools, day care centers, city-owned buildings and public transit. The ban comes with exceptions for working in cold weather, religious expression and activities such as protesting and playing winter sports.

Road to Relief: Budget-Friendly Fuel Sets the Tone for the New Year

As 2024 begins, drivers across Pennsylvania are ringing in the new year with affordable gas. The statewide average has crept down to $3.39 per gallon, showcasing an 18-cent decline from last month and a 24-cent reduction over the past year. In Greater Philadelphia, local fuel costs echo these statewide trends. With regular gas priced at …

District One and Twelve High School Basketball Week Three Recap

The Pennsylvania high school basketball season is in full swing as week three came to a close last week. Teams across the state have now, for the most part, played five or more games and trends are starting to become clear and teams are looking to set the tone for how the rest of the …