Phillly union heads raided teacher health care fund to pay for offices

By   /  November 16, 2015  /  Education, Features, PA Independent, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers officials used millions of taxpayer dollars earmarked for teacher health care to finance the operation of its troubled Center City headquarters and offer free rent to at least one tenant, a Watchdog investigation has revealed. While this does not appear to be illegal, it does put unnecessary financial strain on the […]

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Commentary: Police made a mistake. I’m correcting it

By   /  August 13, 2015  /  Commentary, Features, PA Independent, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent When a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, police officer’s May 26 traffic stop of a pickup truck turned into a drug bust, passenger and Wapwallopen resident Jessica M. Cole gave a different name to avoid charges, according to court records. The tactic worked, but it wreaked havoc for Cole’s sister, Barbara Embree […]

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