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Philadelphia vote count facing delays following GOP challenge

Officials in Philadelphia voted at an emergency meeting Tuesday morning to reinstate a security measure that could dramatically slow vote counting in Pennsylvania‘s most populous city. The Philadelphia elections board voted 2-1 at a city commissioners meeting around 7 a.m. following a lawsuit filed by a conservative group challenging their decision last week to do …


4 critical, 5 stable after shooting on Philadelphia street

PHILADELPHIA —  Four people remain in critical condition following a shooting that wounded nine people on a busy northeast Philadelphia street over the weekend, police said. Police said several people emerged from a vehicle and opened fire on a crowd at Kensington and Allegheny avenues in the Kensington neighborhood at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday. Police said …


The secret behind the Philadelphia Phillies’ World Series run

PHILADELPHIA —  The Philadelphia Phillies are not the same team from a month ago. The personnel didn’t change; the players, coaching staff, and front office are identical. But they’re somehow a different club anyway. How exactly did that happen? They’ve morphed from a team that fired its manager in June and finished the regular season 87-75 …


Column: This Philadelphia tradition is rising in the poles

PHILADELPHIA —  No sooner had Bryce Harper launched the home run that vaulted the Philadelphia Phillies into the World Series than the text message arrived, one fan to another, three words packed with an explosion of joy. “Grease the poles,” the message read. Only in Philadelphia: a civic rallying cry inspired by Crisco. Also only in …