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1:04 AM / Sunday February 25, 2018

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All Around Philly Scene: 2018 Salute to Greatness Awards Gala

January 26, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Dr. Darlene Adams and “Community Achievement Award” recipient Patricia “Pat” Augustus Gilbert.  (Photo courtesy: Keeping Children First, Inc.) This year’s event recognized the 89th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   By Patricia Clifford The 2018 Salute to Greatness Gala –which recognized the 89th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.– was held…

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American Heart Association CEO praises Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown

January 25, 2018

American Heart Association CEO applauds Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown for sodium safety proposal DALLAS, Jan. 25, 2018 — “Today the Philadelphia City Council announced a proposal to introduce a sodium safety warning label on restaurant menu items exceeding 2,300 mg of sodium. This level of sodium should not be exceeded in an entire day, and…

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Mayor Jim Kenney wants WrestleMania in Philadelphia

January 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) –First, the Royal Rumble. Next, WrestleMania? Wrestling fans in Philadelphia might be calling Jim Kenney the ‘People’s Mayor’ should his wish come true. The Philly mayor on Tuesday announced this week to be WWE Royal Rumble Week in the City of Brotherly Love. Starting Saturday, the WWE will be holding four consecutive nights…

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Lockdown ends at high school in Germantown; 2 students in custody

January 24, 2018

GERMANTOWN (WPVI) — A lockdown has been lifted at a Philadelphia high school after two students suspected of bringing guns inside the building were led away in handcuffs. The incident began before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police were called to the Parkway Northwest High School on the 6200 block of Crittenden Street in Germantown after reports…

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WDAS-FM announces Women of Excellence Luncheon honorees, Queen Latifah among awardees

January 22, 2018

105.3 WDAS is honoring phenomenal women all over the Tri-State area with our Fourth Annual Women Of Excellence Luncheon presented by  Gwynedd Mercy University. It all happens Saturday, March 31st, 11am-4pm at The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown located on 17th and Race. This year’s honorees include: Rev. Louise Williams Bishop, Legendary Philadelphia Broadcaster & State Rep…

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Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries

January 22, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state’s congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who charged that the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans. In a 4-3 decision, the Democratic-controlled court said the boundaries “clearly, plainly and palpably” violate the state’s constitution, and blocked it from…

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Philly Fire Commissioner Named 2018 Eisenhower Fellow

January 20, 2018

Phila.gov The Philadelphia Fire Department announced that Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel has been named an Eisenhower Fellow for 2018. His fellowship will entail studying fire safety in Germany – which has a significantly lower fire-death rate than the U.S. – and in South Africa, where the fire-death rate is significantly higher than here. “I am…

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Gary Shepherd’s “Buy Black” highlight of the week– Nile Café

January 19, 2018

Over the years, my wife and I have been supporting Nile Café at 6008 Germantown Avenue. I finally got an opportunity to meet owner Michelle Joseph Corinaldi.  Initially we had some miscommunication on when our meeting was to occur, but it all worked out.  They have been in this location for over two decades.  If…

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff