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Councilwoman Cherelle Parker calls for hearing to explore the impact of student loan debt on older borrowers in Philadelphia

January 26, 2018

Phlcouncil.com PHILADELPHIA – Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker (9th District) today introduced a resolution authorizing Council’s Special Committee on Student Loan Debt to hold a hearing to explore the impact of student loan debt on older borrowers in the City of Philadelphia. The number of people age 60 and older with student loan debt has quadrupled…

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West Philadelphia area state representatives to host joint town hall

January 26, 2018

ABOVE PHOTOS: State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, State Rep. Morgan Cephas, and State Rep. Joanna McClinton State Rep. Joanna McClinton, (D-Phila./Del. County) and State Reps. Vanessa Lowery Brown and Morgan Cephas, (both D-Phila.), announced that they are hosting a joint town hall meeting to address the unique issues facing residents of West Philadelphia. The town hall meeting will…

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Councilwoman Reynolds Brown introduces legislation requiring sodium warning labels to be included on all chain restaurant menus

January 26, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown   On Thursday, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown (D- At-Large) introduced legislation that would require restaurant chains to place labels on permanent menu items or combination meals with 2,300 mg or more of sodium.  This requirement would apply to printed and electronic menus, menu boards, and food tags.  This legislation…

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Committee of Seventy statement on PA Supreme Court decision

January 26, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Pennsylvania Dist ricts for the 113th Congress, drawn by the General Assembly in 2011. Fair, orderly, transparent and voter-driven process needed to draw political maps   The Committee of Seventy is delighted that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court confirmed what the state’s voters sense whenever they enter the booth to cast votes for Congress: Pennsylvania’s…

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House passes Kinsey measure to strengthen anti-porn resolution

January 26, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  State Rep. Stephen Kinsey HARRISBURG – As part of his ongoing efforts ensure the safety of children, State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, (D-Phila.), is commending his House colleagues for unanimously passing his measure to protect kids from pornography. His amendment helped narrow the language of House Resolution 519, which declared the distribution of these…

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Philadelphia visionary and leader says farewell; Community College of Philadelphia honors Lynette M. Brown-Sow for years of service and dedication

January 26, 2018

After dedicating 22 years of service to the College, Lynette M. Brown Sow, Vice President of Marketing & Government Relations is leaving to return to her life as a successful consultant and entrepreneur. Join her friends and colleagues, along with honored guests, Mayor James Kenney, former Governor Edward G. Rendell, and state and city dignitaries,…

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The Persistence of Resistance

January 26, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Philadelphia sisters for the cause:  from left State Rep. Joanna McClinton, Councilwomen Maria Quinones Sanchez and Jannie Blackwell and City of Phila. Deputy Managing Director Jazelle Jones.  (Photo: Kala J.) On the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s Inauguration as President, women in Philadelphia took to the streets to let him know they’re not…

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff