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Special election on Tuesday will fill seat of former Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell

February 25, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Voters in a west Philadelphia district will choose a new state representative on Tuesday to replace a freshman lawmaker who resigned after being accused of stealing from a nonprofit she founded. The election between Democrat G. Roni Green and Republican Wanda Logan is to complete the term of former Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell….

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Office of Children & Families releases annual “PHLpreK by the Numbers” report

February 24, 2020

Enrollment, employment, and provider quality grew with the program’s 1,000-seat expansion this year. PHILADELPHIA – On February 18, the Office of Children and Families released the fourth “PHLpreK by the Numbers” report which provides updates on the impact of the City’s free, quality pre-K program funded by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax. Now in its fourth…

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Philadelphia City Commissioners announce finalists For ‘I Voted’ sticker contest annual fundraising event supports community, local students

February 24, 2020

Online voting is now open and will continue through March 1 The Philadelphia City Commissioners, in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, sponsored a contest to redesign the ‘I Voted’ sticker that voters receive at the polls on election days.   The contest was open to all residents of Philadelphia or students of a school…

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The Free Library of Philadelphia goes fine free

February 24, 2020

The Free Library of Philadelphia is now fine free and will no longer charge fines for overdue materials. This initiative not only helps them meet their mission of advancing literacy, guiding learning, and inspiring curiosity in a bold new way—it also ensures that they provide equal access to books and materials to every one of…

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Urban Affairs Coalition’s Community and Economic Development Committee announces new website launch

February 24, 2020

On Friday, February 14, 2020, the Community and Economic Development (CED) Department of the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) launched their new website — http://cedphilly.org — a valuable one-stop-shop for community development needs for those in the Philadelphia region. CEDphilly.org is designed to be a comprehensive, easy to navigate resource to provide area residents with the…

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Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society Week offers Philadelphia a chance to discuss and reflect upon the issues dividing us

February 24, 2020

Community College of Philadelphia will host its 21st Annual Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society Week from February 24-28 in order to engage Philadelphians in a deliberate dialogue by examining the complex social, political and legal issues that dominate today’s headlines. This year, the week will feature workshops, films, and panel discussions, all of…

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62 Years and Counting: Alpha Kappa Alpha’s annual fundraising event supports community, local students

February 21, 2020

Photo above: The Luncheon Fashion Show Committee By Patricia Gilliam CliffordThe Omega Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) and its charitable arm, the 1926 Foundation, have consistently established and reached increasingly higher goals as a much needed positive force in Philadelphia. They have generously awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to…

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Making Us Count

February 21, 2020

For cities like Philadelphia, getting the 2020 Census count right is a top priority. By Denise ClayWe’re nearing the time when Congress will consider the 2021 fiscal year federal budget. Everyone in Congress will be coming into the process armed with a list of funding priorities for their districts based on information they get from…

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