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8 hrs ago | Philly.com

N.J. pension fund management fees not public record

Incredibly, New Jersey does not publish the multimillion-dollar fees it pays to the private investment contractors it hires to manage billions in state pension funds - unlike Pennsylvania and other states, which list those charges in annual reports and post the data online.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors

12 hrs ago | Philly.com

Montco Juvenile Court-related mentor program is paying off

Erving Hurst looked at the giant chess pieces in front of him at the Spruce Street Harbor Park in Philadelphia and waited.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Abington, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Aug 31, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

LPFD Battled Saturday Night Blaze, Now Under Suspicion with LPPD

Many heard the sirens. Some residents reported the odor of a fire. But shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night, LP TAP reported that several first responders were called to the scene of Hildebidle Drive, a Collegeville road located in Lower Providence Township.

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Related Topix: Fire, Skippack, PA, Collegeville, PA

NJ.com

What we love: 'Yoga for Hope,' 'Weyerbacher Wednesdays' and Strides for Safe Kids

Ben Scholl, of Scholl Orchards in Bethlehem, arranges gourds during "Weyerbacher Wednesdays" at the Easton Farmers Market.

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Related Topix: Cedar Crest College, Plymouth Meeting, PA

Philly.com

Jenkintown mayor puts his lighter side forward

It was the messiest of political situations, a real schmear campaign in which the Jenkintown mayor stood to make a lot of dough.

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Related Topix: Jenkintown, PA, I Love Lucy, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Narberth, PA, Home Listing, Home, Philadelphia, PA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The York Daily Record

Leadership needed on fair school funding

The outdoorsman Gov. Tom Corbett paddled his way into Pottstown recently, navigating a kayak from Union Township in Berks to Riverfront Park.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pottstown, PA, Education Etc., Ed Rendell, Opinion

NBC Philadelphia

Gas Odor Alarms DelCo, MontCo Residents

The PECO Energy Company has received hundreds of calls Saturday from residents in Delaware and Montgomery counties about a gas odor in the area.

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Related Topix: Delaware County, PA

Philly.com

PECO crews probe gas odor in Delaware, Montgomery counties

PECO crews are trying to locate the source of a gas odor that has been widely reported throughout Delaware and Montgomery counties.

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TheAlternativePress.com

Rain and Trains at 4th Annual Lansdale Founders Day

Editor's Note: Due to technical glitches, we were unable to publish photos from the Aug. 23 Lansdale Founders Day event in a timely manner.

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Related Topix: Lansdale, PA, Souderton, PA, Home Gardening, Home

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Philly.com

Phila. man charged in alleged 'upskirting'

A former supermarket employee was arrested in Radnor Township Friday for allegedly "upskirting" - using a cell phone to surreptitiously video unsuspecting women - in another grocery store.

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Related Topix: Radnor Township, PA, Philadelphia, PA

The Lebanon Daily News

French soldier helped start Lebanon's free public schools here

Lebanon architect Harvey T. Hauer created this artist's sketch of the Lebanon Academy, which stood at the corner of 10th and Willows streets for many years.

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Related Topix: Lebanon, PA, Lebanon County, PA, Schaefferstown, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Lancaster County, PA

JD Supra

They're BackFormer Members Try to Reclaim Their Seats

No doubt, this election cycle is shaping up to be a hot one. We've got an exciting governor's race that is noted nationally as one to watch.

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Related Topix: US News, Philadelphia, PA, Pottstown, PA

TheAlternativePress.com

Is Methacton Really Growing?

The residents in and around Methacton School District have been repeatedly told of the growing student population.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

The Sanatoga Post

Drive Sober Or Be Pulled Over, PennDOT Warns

DUI task forces, state troopers, and local police departments - including several in Montgomery County - will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols as part of a Labor Day holiday effort to reduce alcohol-and drug-related crashes, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported Wednesday .

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Philly.com

SEPTA routes get a Montco makeover

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SEPTA is implementing new transit schedules for the fall, with some of the biggest changes affecting Montgomery County routes.

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Related Topix: Norristown, PA, Collegeville, PA, Skippack, PA, Dresher, PA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

Ofc. Mark F. Wells, LPPD, Victim in Wednesday's Shooting

Neither funeral nor service arrangements have yet to be finalized, the Lower Providence Township Police Department recently released the name of the victim in the Wednesday afternoon shooting on the property of the township and police administration building at 100 Parklane Drive.

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The Sanatoga Post

Thursday's Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

Township Looks Again At Parks' Drainage Problems Lower Pottsgrove's Parks and Recreation Board and engineer Bursich Associates are looking for solutions to storm water drainage problems at the township's two largest and most used parks.

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Related Topix: Sanatoga, PA, Pottsgrove, PA, Agriculture, Science, Pottstown, PA

CBS Local

Montgomery County Sells Off Properties of Deadbeat Owners To Satisfy Taxes

Montgomery County, Pa. has auctioned off some properties owned by tax deadbeats in an effort to get those houses into the hands of new owners and back on the tax rolls.

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Related Topix: West Norriton, PA

ESchool News

Upper Dublin School District Leverages Integration for Excellence

In many school districts, disparate systems don't allow educators and administrators to connect their abundance of data in ways that offer educators meaningful insights for on-the-spot decision making.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Dublin, PA

CBS Local

Local Woman One Of First Convicted Under PA's New Straw Purchase Law

A Delaware County woman who purchased two hand guns for a convicted felon is now facing a minimum of five years in jail.

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Related Topix: Delaware County, PA, Chester, PA

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