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Sheriff Rochelle Bilal celebrates first year of results and service to the Philadelphia community

January 21, 2021

The Office of the Philadelphia Sheriff underwent an historic change in leadership when Rochelle Bilal was sworn into office on January 6, 2020. The Bilal administration inherited a host of organizational, cultural, and financial issues from the previous administration. Nevertheless, the newly elected Sheriff was up to the challenge of implementing the reforms needed to…

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The Germantown Community Fridge

January 21, 2021

By Kharisma McIlwaine In 1994, Congress declared Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a holiday and a day of service. Every year, on the third Monday of January, people continue to honor the late Dr. King’s legacy by volunteering in their respective communities.  On Monday, January 18, a group of Philadelphians gathered in Germantown to…

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KeVen Parker made his dreams come true

January 21, 2021

By Thera Martin  KeVen Parker was a celebrated entrepreneur and restaurateur in Philadelphia who became a self-made success by sheer determination, staying focused, and a strong desire to make it big in a positive way.  His award-winning restaurant, Ms. Tootsie’s on South Street, named after his beloved mother Joyce, quickly became the place for locals,…

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2021 Philadelphia Flower Show tickets on sale now

January 14, 2021

 The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) announced today that tickets to the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show, June 5 – 13, are available for purchase at: www.PHSonline.org. Attendees are asked to select their preferred date and session at the time of purchase.  To allow for social distance protocols, a limited number of tickets will be available for…

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Rep. Evans stunned in the midst of Capitol chaos

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Dwight Evans  By Thera Martin  Because of the COVID-19 crisis, and the social distancing required to get through it, not all of the members of the United States Congress were allowed to be on the floor of the House of Representatives on January 6th for the certification of the Electoral College vote…

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FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

January 12, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol. An internal FBI bulletin warned, as of Sunday, that the…

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Philadelphia Eagles fire coach Doug Pederson

January 11, 2021

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have fired coach Doug Pederson, less than three years after he led them to the franchise’s only Super Bowl title. Pederson was 42-37-1 in five seasons. He led the Eagles to two division titles and three playoff appearances before going 4-11-1 in 2020. Pederson met with owner Jeffrey Lurie…

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