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PHA begins $36.9M major rehab of senior high rise and new streets project in Sharswood

December 29, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) has initiated the redevelopment of a 13-story high rise senior building—the only building left standing after the demolition of the rest of the Blumberg Apartments.  This marks the latest stage of the Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan for the Sharswood/Blumberg neighborhood. The authority has also begun street work to…

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Kimmel Center hosts 13th annual New Year’s Day celebration with free family entertainment, January 1, 2018

December 29, 2017

One of Philadelphia’s most cherished traditions returns with performances, brunch, free hot chocolate bar, family-friendly activities, ticket giveaways and more! The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts opens its doors for the 13th consecutive year for its annual free New Year’s Day Celebration. The Kimmel Center will be alive with family-friendly sights and sounds as…

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Your Blues Are Like Mine

December 29, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  White nationalist demonstrators use shields as they clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Hundreds of people chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday after violence erupted at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. At least…

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Governor Wolf approves School District of Philadelphia returning to local control

December 28, 2017

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced on Wednesday that his administration has approved the return of Philadelphia public schools to local control. In a letter to the School District of Philadelphia, Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera approved of the district’s recommendation to dissolve the School Reform Commission (SRC) and rescind its designation as distressed.“Quality public schools are essential…

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Philadelphia suing United States Department of Defense over gun-check system failures

December 26, 2017

WPVI PHILADELPHIA –Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren’t reported to the national background check system. New York City, San Francisco and Philadelphia said in court papers that the military’s broken system for relaying such information…

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Erie PA gets 53 inches of snow from Christmas storm

December 26, 2017

6abc Erie, Pa. (WPVI) –A Christmas storm has dumped a record amount of snow on Erie, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas. The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says Monday’s storm brought 34 inches of snow, an all-time daily snowfall record for Erie. Another 19 inches fell before dawn Tuesday, bringing the total to 53 inches,…

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Power outages in Philly region due to high winds

December 25, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — PECO is dealing with power outages due to high winds that are impacting thousands in the Delaware Valley on Christmas. PECO says, as of 2 p.m. Monday, 5,765 of its customers have been affected, with majority living in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties. Down at The Shore, Atlantic City Electric says around…

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Pageant official apologizes to ex-Miss America

December 23, 2017

📷CEO Sam Haskell, screengrab Atlantic City Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The top leadership of the Miss America Organization, implicated in an email scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives, resigned on Saturday, with the outgoing president apologizing to a winner whose weight he ridiculed….

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff