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2nd escaped inmate captured after breaking out of Philadelphia prison

May 19, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: This photo provided by the Philadelphia Dept. of Prisons shows Ameen Hurst. The second of two inmates who escaped from a Philadelphia prison earlier this month was captured Wednesday, May 17, 2023, authorities said. (Philadelphia Dept. of Prisons via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — A federal marshals fugitive task force has recaptured the…

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Statement from Philadelphia Mayoral Candidate David Oh

May 18, 2023

Statement from David Oh: This election for the next Mayor is too important to end on May 16 with a candidate receiving around 75,000 votes in a city of 1.6 million people. We need real change. That’s why I entered this race. People deserve more than 90 second answers to critical issues about complex problems…

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Democrat Cherelle Parker wins primary for Philadelphia mayor

May 16, 2023

By BROOKE SCHULTZ Cherelle Parker, a Democrat with a long political history in Pennsylvania, won Philadelphia’s mayoral primary on Tuesday, likely setting her up as the city’s 100th mayor and the first woman and first Black woman to serve in the role. Parker, 50, who served for 10 years as a state representative for northwest…

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Authorities capture 1 of 2 inmates who escaped from Philadelphia prison

May 12, 2023

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One of two inmates who escaped from a Philadelphia prison was captured while dressed as a woman, authorities said, and a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force focused Friday on tracking down the other escapee. Members of the task force were conducting surveillance in an area of North Philadelphia where they believed…

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Pennsylvania Senate backs bill to narrow Philly commuter tax

May 12, 2023

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s state Senate voted last Wednesday to pare back a Depression-era law that allows Philadelphia to impose a commuter tax on suburban residents. The bill passed, 28-21, with every Republican and one Democrat backing it.  However, it likely faces a chilly reception in the state House of Representatives, where Democrats…

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To improve kids’ mental health, some schools start later

May 12, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Upper Darby High School students Rayan Hansali, from left, Tanveer Kaur, Elise Olmstead, Fatima Afrani, Joey Ngo and Ata Ollah, talk in the campus courtyard, Wednesday, April 12, 2023, in Drexel Hill, Pa. For some schools, the pandemic allowed experimentation to try new schedules. Large school systems including Denver, Philadelphia and Anchorage, Alaska,…

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Kenyatta, Lassiter among key Biden appointments to boards and commissions

May 5, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Malcolm Kenyatta  and Chad Dion Lassiter WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden has announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans:  Malcolm Kenyatta, Chair Lezli Baskerville, Member Marla Blunt-Carter, Member Stacy Brown-Philpot, Member Vilicia Cade, Member Vincent Dorien…

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Hakim’s Bookstore to receive historical marker

May 4, 2023

Photo: Youtube screengrab Hakim’s Bookstore, the first and oldest Black-owned bookstore in Philadelphia, and on the East Coast, will receive a historical marker from the state of Pennsylvania on August 12. Dawud Hakim, opened the bookstore on 52nd St. in West Philadelphia in 1959. Dawud Hakim died in 1997,  but one of his last wishes…

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