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The Big Wild Dare for Women

December 31, 2020

   By Andrea Lawful Sanders “I know what it is like to get stuck.  Even as a 2-time cancer survivor and 8-time Emmy winner, I found myself stuck during the last recession. That is when I went on a journey of doing something new every day for a year; a journey that changed my life.”…

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America’s shot in the arm reaches Philadelphia

December 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: From left: City Councilmember Jamie Gauthier and Marques Brown (Photo courtesy of Jim Brown) By Jim Brown With great anticipation and patience, the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) was able to finally approve two vaccines that will help reduce the spread of the deadly and contagious COVID-19 coronavirus that has hit America hard….

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PHA and the Sixers spread holiday cheer for neighborhood children

December 31, 2020

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) spread holiday cheer by teaming up with Santa and the Philadelphia 76ers for the annual “Holiday Hoopla” event, providing gifts to 150 children at affordable housing developments throughout the city. Each of these children received three gifts after writing a letter to Santa.  For 15 youths from Bartram Village apartments,…

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More than $30,000 in funding to support local nonprofits through the holiday season

December 31, 2020

The Alston Beech Foundation recently awarded more than $30,000 to local nonprofits at the bi-annual Consortium Meeting.  All organizations faced tremendous challenges this year, and the funding from the Alston-Beech Foundation was one way to support these organizations that service the North Philadelphia community. “This pandemic has been hard on all businesses, especially nonprofits [run]…

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A gem polished by life lessons

December 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Nafees Norris By Andrea Lawful Sanders I was first introduced to Nafees Norris when I learned that the 26-year old North Philadelphia native was the first African-American student accepted into Thomas Jefferson University’s Biopharmaceutical Process Engineering master’s program. In the process of interviewing him, it soon became evident that getting into this prestigious…

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SEPTA union says quarantine leave policy not enough

December 24, 2020

By Claudia Lauer ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA  — In late March, as leaders for Philadelphia’s regional mass transit authority prepared to unroll restrictions on boarding buses, requirements for cleaning and rider mask mandates to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Anthony Bowman struggled to get comfortable amid a fever and shortness of breath unlike anything he…

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City holiday food giveaway schedule and location list Dec. 26-31

December 24, 2020

Site, Address, Distribution Day(s), Distribution Time, Phone #, Lead Organization Grace Lutheran Church 3529 Haverford Ave., 19104, 12/30 10AM – 1:30PM 215-222-3570 Philabundance Al-Aqsa Islamic Society 1501 Germantown Ave., 19122, 12/26 3PM – Until supplies run out 215-427-3463 Share Food Program Tabernacle of Holy Spirit 4720 Leiper St., 19124, 12/26 2PM – Until supplies run out Share Food…

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The countdown begins now! Pay 2020 property tax by December 31

December 24, 2020

By Lana Adams, Department of Revenue  Most Philadelphia residents have already paid their 2020 property taxes. If you haven’t yet paid, you have until December 31 to either pay or get into a payment agreement.  You already owe interest on your bill, but things can get worse. The clock is already ticking down, but you…

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Bye Felicia!

December 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Saturday, May 30, 2020 photo police stand near a vandalized statue of controversial former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo in Philadelphia, during protests over the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after he was restrained by Minneapolis police. Workers early Wednesday, June 3 removed the statue which was recently defaced…

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Justices turn down request to replace Abu-Jamal prosecutors

December 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this July 12, 1995 file photo, Mumia Abu-Jamal leaves Philadelphia’s City Hall after a hearing. Pennsylvania’s highest court on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 said it will appoint someone to review a police widow Maureen Faulkner’s request to remove the Philadelphia district attorney’s office from the case of the man convicted of killing…

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