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Christian Street Baptist Church – A ministry caught in the middle

November 16, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Christian Street Baptist Church  (Photo: Google 2017 ®)   Church leaders, congregants and stakeholders faced historic building preservationists as both groups weighed in on the fate of the 126-year old building it has called home for nearly 75 years. Only one final decision could be rendered.   By Amy V. Simmons The neighborhood…

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Judge sides with Philadelphia in ‘sanctuary cities’ case

November 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the U.S. government from withholding a major grant that pays for public safety equipment because Philadelphia is a “sanctuary city.” U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson said in his decision that he weighed the public interest and possible harm that could come from withholding such funds. “Both…

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Philly’s own Eve Officially Joins as co-host of CBS “The Talk”

November 15, 2017

Photo: Twitter @TheRealEve (TV Guide)–Actress and musician Eve made her official debut as co-host of The Talk during Tuesday’s episode of the CBS daytime talk show. Eve — full name Eve Jeffers Cooper — is taking over the seat vacated by Aisha Tyler, who left the show in July. She previously guest-hosted the week of…

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Family, friends, teammates say final goodbye to Roy Halladay

November 15, 2017

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay was remembered Tuesday as an amazing husband, father, friend and teammate who was one of the best pitchers of his generation but an even better man. A 91-minute “Celebration of Life for Roy Halladay” attracted more than 1,000 people to Spectrum Field, the spring…

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Representative Jordan Harris addresses why he spoke at rally for Meek Mill

November 14, 2017

“This is not about justice for one person. This was about justice for a lot of people who have been marginalized and disenfranchised from our justice system,”  PA State Rep. Jordan Harris By Mariska Jones Hundreds gathered Monday night in Philadelphia at the Criminal Justice on Filbert Street to protest Philly rapper Meek Mill’s recent…

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Nov 15: SEPTA debuts new app for iPhone & Android

November 14, 2017

The NEW Official SEPTA App for iPhone & Android launches on Wednesday, 11/15 at 10p! We’re launching a new version of our Official App for Apple and Android devices to enhance the travel tools you use the most while creating a more customized and personal experience right from your mobile device. And don’t worry –…

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NTSB to rule on cause of deadly 2016 Amtrak crash in Chester

November 14, 2017

CHESTER, Pa. (WPVI) –A federal investigation into what caused a speeding Amtrak train to slam into a backhoe last year in Delaware County, killing two maintenance workers, already has found evidence of a lax safety culture, poor communication and employee drug use at the government-owned railroad. Now, with the investigation wrapping up, the National Transportation…

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All Eyes on Meek

November 13, 2017

All Eyes on Meek By Mariska Jones Everyone from celebrities to local citizens are weighing in on a Philadelphia judge’s recent sentencing of Philly rapper Meek Mill to two to four years in state prison for repeated violation of his parole. Many are divided on whether the rapper’s sentence is appropriate or unfair. Tonight at…

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City declares Code Blue emergency; effective tonight at 7:00 p.m. until Sunday

November 10, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – The Office of Homeless Services (OHS) has declared the first Code Blue emergency warning of the cold weather season effective tonight at 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, November 12th at 7:00 a.m. During this time, extra homeless outreach teams will patrol the streets encouraging homeless people to come indoors and avoid prolonged exposure to…

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Gary Shepherd’s “Buy Black” highlight of the week- Philly Platinum Grille

November 10, 2017

I went to the “iBuyBlack Meet and Greet” on Tuesday night at the Philly Platinum Grille, 7719 Crittenden Street in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.  Dedicated people showed up, in spite of the rain.  Earl Harvey — marketing manager for Platinum Grille and sales manager for the iBuyBlack discount card campaign — hosts this…

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