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Maiesha McQueen talks all things ‘Waitress’

February 9, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Maiesha McQueen (insert.) By Kharisma McIlwaine In 2007, the film “Waitress” was released in theaters. Written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, “Waitress” tells the story of Jenna Hunterson who works at a diner in a small town. Jenna uses her time at the diner to conceptualize delicious pies, and as a means of escape…

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Obituary: Frank Louis Oliver, Sr., statesman, Philadelphia politician, 95

February 9, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Frank Louis Oliver Frank Louis Oliver – a leader in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania politics – made transition Feb. 1, 2018.  Frank was born April 15, 1922, in Philadelphia to James and Lessie Oliver. The family resided in Kensington and later moved to Turner Street in the Brewerytown section of North Philadelphia. Frank and his…

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PerformRx receives NCQA Utilization Management Accreditation

February 9, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Mesfin Tegenu M.S., R.Ph., president of PerformRx   PerformRx, a URAC-accredited, full-service pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) with industry-leading clinical programs and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is proud to announce it has achieved Utilization Management Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA Utilization Management Accreditation focuses on consumer…

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Charters outperform district schools in 3rd grade reading proficiency

February 9, 2018

An analysis of the 2017 state assessments used to measure 3rd grade reading comprehension, revealed that performance among charter students is outpacing the performance of their counterparts in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP), according to Philadelphia Charters for Excellence (PCE). Based on data collected by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 50 percent of Philadelphia’s…

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Sugarhouse Casino serves Valentine’s Day dinner for two

February 9, 2018

Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House’s romantic meal is available Feb. 9-18   Spend Valentine’s Day with someone special during a delicious four-course meal for two at Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House. In addition to offering this menu on Wednesday, Feb. 14, the week-long special runs from Friday, Feb. 9 to Friday, Feb. 18…

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Councilwoman Reynolds Brown to partner with The National Youth Foundation for the Inaugural Girls Day Rally in Philadelphia

February 9, 2018

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown in partnership with The Amazing Young Women’s Edition of the The National Youth Foundation will host the first ever Girls Rally on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00AM, City Hall Courtyard. This unprecedented event, entitled “Born to Make HERstory!”, will recognize six distinguished women who have made phenomenal advances in their…

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Preferred Meals Feeds City Council

February 9, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Pictured from left to right are Alexander Agee II, Preferred Meals VP of Sales Western Region & Urban Business Development, Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell (D- 3rd District), Kimberly Parker, Preferred Meals Resident District Manager, Philadelphia City Councilwoman Cindy Bass (D- 8th District), Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym (D- At-Large) and Philadelphia…

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Laurin Talese pays homage to Nancy Wilson at The Kimmel Center

February 9, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Laurin Talese  (Amanda Irey Photography) By Kharisma McIlwaine The name Laurin Talese is a familiar one in Philadelphia’s jazz scene. The Cleveland native has been immersed in Philadelphia’s world-renowned music scene since her arrival in 2000. Talese was frequently featured among the performers at the legendary Five Spot and participated in “Black Lily,”…

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Eagles, Philly fans get catharsis through Super Bowl parade

February 8, 2018

📷 Shutterstock PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s first Super Bowl parade provided catharsis Thursday for hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans, deliriously joyful after decades without a title and relishing the national spotlight on a team that few outside the city thought could win it all. Fans clad in Eagles green jammed the streets from dawn…

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Fashion and fundraising go hand-in-hand to benefit Child Life Department at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

February 8, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Fashion designer Christine Phillips, (3rd from the right) takes a photo with some of the models who participated in Ms. Phillips’ 19th Annual Fashion Fundraiser.  (Photo: Robert Mendelsohn) By Leah Fletcher Fashion designer Christine Phillips’ 19th Annual 2018 Fashion Show and fundraiser was a brilliant night of fashion, food and fun, while supporting…

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