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Philadelphia celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A performance on a Japanese taiko drum was part of the opening ceremony for Immigrant Heritage Month in front of City Hall. ( Photo/Bill Z.Foster)  Every June, Philadelphia joins cities and states across the country to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM), now in its eighth year as a national effort and the fifth…

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Traditions celebrated, old and new — The 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show concludes

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Stilt walkers in colorful floral themed costumes greeted Flower Show attendees. (Photo: Zachary Emerson) By Amy V. Simmons There was one main theme that seemed to be present at this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show, which concluded last Sunday: tradition. From the well-loved plant and floral design exhibitions and demonstrations to family-oriented activities, the upholding…

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The Longest Week

June 18, 2021

With the end of the fiscal year barreling toward them, Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia City Council are still trying to agree on a budget. By Denise Clay For the second week in a row, Philadelphia City Council’s Committee of the Whole met to vote out the bills connected to the city’s budget, which must…

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The new outlet shopping

June 18, 2021

Aaron and Chyrese Hollingsworth are bringing value and a little history to residents with the new Grocery Outlet store in Mount Airy. By Denise Clay-Murray While  you  probably  wouldn’t  connect  the  two  things,  being  a  good  professional  musician  and  the  owner  of  a  good  grocery  store are a lot alike. Both require an investment of…

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Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Housing Authority Celebrate Completion of Oxford Green

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Way to Grow: Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) held a celebration on June 8 as the final three homes were sold in Oxford Green, Habitat’s 20-unit affordable housing development in Sharswood. From left: Habitat for Humanity CEO Corinne O’Connell; Congressman Dwight Evans; City Council President Darrell L. Clarke:…

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Mural honoring George Floyd vandalized in Philadelphia

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Shown is a mural of George Floyd that was defaced with white nationalist graffiti in Philadelphia, Friday, June 4, 2021. The mural was commissioned by the North 5th Street Revitalization Project. The community group believes the vandalism occurred sometime overnight. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA  — A mural of George Floyd in…

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June 18, 2021

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Wolf Administration outlines guidance for children not yet eligible for vaccine and their families

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Please Touch museum in Philadelphia (Photo: pleasetouchmuseum.org) Philadelphia— Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary...

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A luscious lime smoothie for hot Summer days

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