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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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2016-2017 Philadelphia resident survey results unveiled

November 10, 2017

Last week city officials unveiled the results of the 2016-2017 resident survey, the first comprehensive survey of residents’ attitudes towards City services in 10 years. The survey was conducted by the Office of Performance Management in partnership with Temple University’s Institute for Survey Research (ISR).  The purpose was to measure public satisfaction with the delivery…

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City to bring free public Wi-Fi to Philadelphia with LinkPHL

November 10, 2017

LinkPHL will provide free Wi-Fi, phone calls, device charging, local information, and access to civic and emergency services   The Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (OTIS) on Wednesday received approval from the City’s Art Commission to install one hundred free standing kiosks that provide free, high-speed Wi-Fi and a wide range of other important…

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International Business Summit – Nov. 17-18

November 10, 2017

Promoting trade in Africa and the Caribbean Businesses looking to expand their markets to Africa and the Caribbean should join the African & Caribbean Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ACBC) at its 8th Annual Winter Summit and Awards Dinner, Friday, November 17 through Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Philadelphia Airport Double Tree by Hilton…

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Mayor Kenney attends George Washington Community School Fair

November 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Mayor Kenney addresses Community Fair attendees.  (Photo courtesy: City of Philadelphia)   On Saturday November 4, the Mayor’s Office of Education and George Washington High School hosted a Community School Fair to reintroduce George Washington High School as a community school. Mayor Jim Kenney was there to welcome attendees and gave brief remarks….

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Women dominate in groundbreaking Pennsylvania Appellate Court race

November 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Carolyn H. Nichols, judge on Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas won for Superior Court.  (Photo: Solomon Williams)   By Amy V. Simmons On Tuesday, the first general election held after last year’s contentious presidential race proved to be a referendum on law and order in the Commonwealth and on “Trumpism” throughout the nation….

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The Justice System

November 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Larry Krasner celebrates his victory in his election as the new district attorney in Philadelphia held at the William Way LGBT Community Center on Tuesday November 7th.   (Photo: Robert Mendelsohn)   After a tumultuous period for the District Attorney’s Office, DA Elect Larry Krasner hopes to restore some balance to the force.  …

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Spreading Hope

November 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  A scene from last year’s Gala  (Photo courtesy: Bebashi)   Bebashi: Transition To Hope continues to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of low income communities.   By Denise Clay When Bebashi began its mission of helping people of color negotiate the medical, social service and spiritual process of living with HIV/AIDS…

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National Constitution Center offering free admission for Veteran’s Day

November 10, 2017

Macy’s Family Day Honoring our Veterans In honor of Veterans Day, the National Constitution Center will recognize the dedication and sacrifices of the brave men and women who have answered the Constitution’s call to “provide for the common defense.” Special events include a wreath laying ceremony, patriotic concerts, chats with veterans and engaging civic education programs….

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