5-alarm apartment building fire displaces dozens in Overbrook

Firefighters battled the blaze for more than 6 hours before bringing it under control just before 8 a.m.

Immigration? Americans want the same or less, and many other countries seek way less

Large majorities in Israel, Russia South Africa and Argentina say their countries should let in fewer immigrants.

Immigration? Americans want the same or less, and many other countries seek way less

Large majorities in Israel, Russia South Africa and Argentina say their countries should let in fewer immigrants.

Judge reinstates Atlantic City basketball coach Gene Allen for entire season

"Mr. Allen, good luck to you," Superior Court Judge Michael Blee told Coach Gene Allen after awarding the heralded basketball coach an unusual but decisive court victory.

Judge reinstates Atlantic City basketball coach Gene Allen for entire season

"Mr. Allen, good luck to you," Superior Court Judge Michael Blee told Coach Gene Allen after awarding the heralded basketball coach an unusual but decisive court victory.

Police identify North Wildwood man as victim shot last week by Philly cop in Port Richmond

Police said Justin Smith, of the 300 block of East 11th Avenue, was shot by Officer Curt McKee after Smith ran into a stranger’s home on the 3500 block of Belgrade Street, then moved toward McKee with a knife.

Police identify North Wildwood man as victim shot last week by Philly cop in Port Richmond

Police said Justin Smith, of the 300 block of East 11th Avenue, was shot by Officer Curt McKee after Smith ran into a stranger’s home on the 3500 block of Belgrade Street, then moved toward McKee with a knife.
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Katie Loeb, 57, cocktail pioneer

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Atlantic City’s Ovation Hall announces partnership with Franklin Music Hall owners the Bowery Presents

The new partnership starts bringing acts to Atlantic City in February.

Under the Atlantic City Expressway, Pine Barrens critters have their own roads

The South Jersey Transportation Authority recently announced it was installing 10 new bat boxes — wooden structures that can comfortably house up to 80 bats — with plans to add 20 screech owl nesting boxes at wooded locations along the Atlantic City Expressway's right-of-way in 2019.

Which gun bills could be important in Congress next year?

The new makeup of Congress is generating buzz — but what will it mean for gun laws?

In Comcast’s hometown, the chasm between internet haves and have-nots looks intractable, new census data shows

Poor people in Comcast Corp.'s headquarters city have limited access to the internet, Census data shows.

Cherry Hill voters to consider $210.7 million school bond, largest in New Jersey

The three-part spending plan would improve security, construct new multipurpose rooms, and renovate science labs and locker rooms, among other things, in the 11,200-student district.

Penn library will return 9th-century documents found to have been stolen from Italian archive

The university received the documents in 2011 as part of a large gift of books and manuscripts from collector Lawrence Schoenberg, who had purchased them from a venerable London bookseller.

Cities are using data to make decisions more than ever. Are they calculating risks for bias?

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Philadelphia police shoot, kill dog after it attacks girl and responding officer

Police said as they tried to help the girl, the dog bit an officer in the thigh. A second officer shot the dog twice — killing it.

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