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Statement on closure of Vare Recreation Center

October 19, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Ware Recreation Center  (Photo grab: NBC Philadelphia)   On Friday, October 13, 2017, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation announced the closure of Vare Recreation Center, located at 2600 Morris Street in South Philadelphia, for the foreseeable future due to serious concerns about the structural integrity of the 100–year–old facility. The department made the decision to…

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PABJ statement regarding PMN layoffs

October 19, 2017

The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) is disappointed about the elimination/possible layoffs of nearly 35 journalists at Philadelphia Media Network. The cutbacks represent a more than 10 percent cut in the 210-member union-covered staff. We understand that with today’s changing industry that these types of cuts will occur. However, while the trend of cutting…

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Applications now open for Philadelphia City Scholarships

October 19, 2017

The Mayor’s Office of Education announced the release of the 2018-2019 Philadelphia City Scholarship application. Each year the Philadelphia City Scholarship Program awards scholarships to as many as 50 graduating high school seniors who are from Philadelphia and enroll in a four-year bachelor degree program in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery County. Awards are…

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T.D. Jakes teaching entrepreneurs how to ‘SOAR’

October 13, 2017

By Monica Peters Bishop T.D. Jakes new book SOAR! serves to elevate your thinking for success as an entrepreneur. Jakes recently shared some advice on leadership, team building and starting a business. Here are 10 tips for budding entrepreneurs to chew on: 1. Don’t wait for the perfect time. Even if you don’t have access…

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College students should not be victims of budget stalemate, lawmakers say

October 13, 2017

HARRISBURG – A group of southeastern Pennsylvania lawmakers is saying enough is enough when it comes to the ongoing budget stalemate. The House, Senate and Wolf Administration have not yet agreed on a revenue package to complete funding for the $32 billion spending plan adopted in June. As a result, nearly $600 million in funding…

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Two roof areas you can’t afford to overlook this season

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  A common roof problem involves cracked rooftop venting pipes made with cheap lead tops that eventually corrode over time versus a lead-free option.   BPT As summer gives way to changing colors and colder nights, now is an ideal time to tackle the necessary home maintenance projects that get put off during those…

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Five ways to boost engagement and productivity in the office

October 6, 2017

BPT Step into the office of the future on the first day of work, and the things that you expect in a traditional workplace are not going to happen here. There’s no landline, no file cabinet, no bulletin board. The employee is never taken to an assigned cubicle. In fact, it’s highly unlikely that employees…

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How to lower your monthly mortgage payment

September 29, 2017

BPT Owning your own home comes with many advantages, including escaping rising rents and the personal and financial stability associated with homeownership. Fortunately, millions of Americans, with less than 20 percent down, have been able to buy a home sooner thanks to mortgage insurance (MI). If you don’t put down 20 percent of the mortgage…

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Protecting seniors online from scams, hacks, and tax fraud

September 22, 2017

newsusa The vast majority of seniors today are using the Internet at least once a week to check email, pay bills online and keep in touch via social media. But all that time online puts them at risk for scams and hacks, such as tax fraud. In fact, a new survey by Home Instead, Inc.,…

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This fall, make home upgrades with staying power

September 22, 2017

BPT Fall can be the perfect time for homeowners to complete projects that busy summer schedules didn’t allow. It’s also a great time to look at ways to add lasting value to your property. This season, upgrade cheap fixes, freshen dated looks and incorporate lasting improvements in your home. Changes that can bring impact and…

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