Kinkead discusses free school meals for Pennsylvanian kids (thenorthsidechronicle.com)

Joyce Abbott Of Abbott Elementary Fame, Now Has A Philadelphia Street Named After Her | How Africa News

Pennsylvania Senator Vincent Hughes, organizations push to create more access to tampons, period products – 6abc Philadelphia

Local leaders celebrate groundbreaking of $67M project in Uptown | WOPULAR

Ed Gainey, Pittsburgh leaders celebrate groundbreaking of City’s Edge in Uptown – Pittsburgh Business Times (bizjournals.com)

Community news of Delaware County (delcotimes.com)

GRCA, Schuylkill Chamber, and NFIB to Host Small Business Policy Forum – BCTV

PA Environment Digest Blog: Federal Emergency Management Agency Denies Gov. Shapiro’s Request For Federal Disaster Declaration For July 9 Flooding In Berks County (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Federal disaster assistance denied for July 9 storm that caused historic flash flooding (berksweekly.com)

Senator Santarsiero Announces $49,405 in State Funds to Rolling Harvest Food Rescue – MyChesCo

Philly school staff strike could begin Saturday – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Community news of Delaware County (delcotimes.com)

Indian-American senator calls for AAPI-Inclusive curriculum in schools – Welcome to The South Asian Times

Nonprofit seeks feminine hygiene product donations (audacy.com)

Grant gives mushroom farmers in Chester County access to educational programs | Chester County Press


Free medium coffee for Dunkin’ Rewards members on National Coffee Day | News | wfmz.com


COVID-19 booster rollout hits bumps, with central Pa. health systems still awaiting vaccine – pennlive.com

Free at-home COVID-19 tests by mail are back (abc27.com)

A new COVID-19 booster is here. Will those at greatest risk get it? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Reward offered for missing man charged with carrying 450,000 doses of fentanyl, but released by Pa. judge – pennlive.com

Cumberland County man convicted of sex abuse charged with producing child porn: DOJ – pennlive.com

Pedestrian hit while running across road near Giant Center in Hershey: police – pennlive.com


Central Pa. school district says lack of bus drivers will cause ‘loss of instructional time’ – pennlive.com

‘This is where we need to start’: High school students gather for Eradicate Hate Student Summit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Very unsafe’: Some students shaken up after learning Allen High School student is accused of having loaded gun inside school | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com


How Important Are Joe Biden And Donald Trump’s Ages? | WITF

Bridgeport ballot fraud is a dry run for the 2024 presidential election (newstarget.com)

New Hampshire voters unimpressed, undecided after second GOP debate | New Hampshire | thecentersquare.com


Rain Could Cause Flooding in New York City Today – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

New drilling rules may convert oil boom-towns into outdoor recreation hot-spots : NPR


Dwindling federal road safety funds spent on crosswalk timers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Owners told to park vehicles outside in recall of 3.4M Kias, Hyundais – pennlive.com

Gun Safety

Pa. gun violence prevention advocates optimistic about new White House initiative – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

First Philadelphia Crime Summit to lay out gun violence prevention blueprint | Local News | phillytrib.com


Pennsylvania moves toward criminalizing xylazine | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

State News

Gov. Shapiro’s top aide’s resignation comes amid sexual harassment claims – pennlive.com

Shapiro approval rating surpasses 60% in new Pennsylvania poll (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Politics | ABC27

Poll: Voters like Shapiro, even if they aren’t sure why | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania moves toward criminalizing xylazine | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania fall foliage map released (abc27.com)

National News

Today’s Top News: The Specter of a Government Shutdown, and More – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Impeachment inquiry hearing sets the stage for subpoenas, next round of evidence | National | thecentersquare.com

Most National Parks Will Close in Shutdown – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

A Silver Lining From the Pandemic: A Surge in Start-ups – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

University of Pennsylvania R.A.s Vote to Unionize – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Schofield Barracks: Man Arrested After Prompting Lockdown in Hawaii – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Muscogee Nation judge rules in favor of citizenship for freedmen : NPR

Local News

Federal dollars received to plant trees in Johnstown region | News | tribdem.com

Temporary traffic alterations pursued for congestion caused by Pittston/West Pittston bridge closure | Times Leader

Recipe for success: New owners of popular Pizza by Pappas in Scranton to keep name and menu the same | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Wilkes-Barre high rises awarded $3.2 million for sprinkler systems | News | citizensvoice.com

Special Olympics honors HAHS as a banner school | Education | standardspeaker.com

Employees make food without beard covers; Lancaster County restaurant inspections, Sept. 29, 2023 | Lancaster County Restaurant Inspections | lancasteronline.com


‘This is where we need to start’: High school students gather for Eradicate Hate Student Summit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sara Innamorato, Joe Rockey have first debate in Allegheny County executive race | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

School shooting at Pittsburgh’s Westinghouse was ‘thwarted’ by community response, police say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bethel Park man accused of assaulting an usher during Aerosmith concert at PPG Paints Arena | TribLIVE.com

Cancer diagnostics firm says it’s growing on the North Side | TribLIVE.com

Deer hunting to begin in 2 Pittsburgh parks | TribLIVE.com


Black leaders denounce ruling — and looting that followed across Philly | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘I have kids and people to feed’: Fed workers in Philly to feel pinch of shutdown | Local News | phillytrib.com

First Philadelphia Crime Summit to lay out gun violence prevention blueprint | Local News | phillytrib.com

Stephen Starr bringing ‘Italian version of Parc’ to Rittenhouse Square – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Council overrides veto of safe injection site ban | Local News | phillytrib.com

Tribune celebrates, in-person, this year’s Most Influential | Local News | phillytrib.com


Sen. Bob Casey joins striking UAW workers on picket line in Bucks County – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa.’s Fetterman is back to wearing suits as Senate resets dress code – pennlive.com

McCormick ties Casey to Philadelphia crime surge and Soros-funded district attorney | U.S. & World | denvergazette.com