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Philadelphia fire kills at least 13, including 7 children

January 5, 2022

People gather near the scene of a deadly row house fire, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By RON TODT and CLAUDIA LAUER PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A large fire tore through a two-unit house early Wednesday in Philadelphia, killing 13 people, including seven children, and sending two people…

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PHA President & CEO Kelvin A. Jeremiah Releases Statement Regarding the Tragic Fire in the 800 Block of North 23rd Street in Philadelphia

January 5, 2022

(Philadelphia, PA – January 5, 2022)— The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) has released the following statement from PHA President and CEO Kelvin A. Jeremiah regarding the tragic fire this morning in the 800 block of North 23rd Street. “This unimaginable loss of life has shaken all of us at PHA. It is too early for us to…

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Rev. Dr. Robert P. Shine, Sr., renowned pastor, leader, activist passes away

January 4, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA— The family of Rev. Dr. Robert P. Shine, Sr. regrets to inform you of his passing on the morning of Tuesday, January 4, 2022.  A well-known, well-respected pastor, leader and community activist, not only in Philadelphia, but around the state of Pennsylvania, Dr. Shine pastored Berachah Baptist Church of West Oak Lane for…

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Kevin Roberts, NAACP Philadelphia executive committee member passes away

January 3, 2022

The Philadelphia Branch NAACP sends our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the Roberts and Jordan family, on the loss of their beloved husband, father and son-in-law. Kevin Roberts was an executive committee member of this branch and the husband of our secretary Shirley Pumpkin Roberts and son-in-law to our treasurer Shirley Jordan. We send prayers…

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SCHOOL CLOSINGS Jan. 3, 2022

January 3, 2022

LIST BELOW OF NJ, PA AND DELAWARE SCHOOL CLOSINGS, LATE OPENINGS from 6abc PENNSYLVANIA Avon Grove Charter School (Chester) – Closed. Avon Grove School District (Chester) – Closed. Bensalem Township School District (Bucks) – Closed. Bucks Co Technical School (Bucks) – Closed. Bucks Learning Academy (Bucks) – Closed. Calvary Christian Academy-Phila (Philadelphia) – Closed. Cedar Grove Christian Academy (Philadelphia) – Closed. Chester Co Tech College HS-Pennocks (Chester) – Closed. Child Guidance-Havertown (Delaware) – Closed. Colonial School Dist – Plymouth Mtg (Montgomery) – Closed. Faculty &…

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Community College of Philadelphia receives $3 million Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program Grant

December 30, 2021

Community College of Philadelphia recently announced that it has received a $3 million Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to make significant renovations and improvements to three buildings on the College’s main campus: the Winnet Student Life Building, the Athletics Center, and the historic Mint Building. The RACP is a commonwealth-funded grant program that…

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Can we just end this now?

December 30, 2021

While some things changed in 2021, more than a few things didn’t. And if this year is any indication, we may be stuck with them. By Denise Clay-Murray To get a real sense of 2021 and how much of the craziness of 2020 seemed to carry over, I am, as I write this, getting over…

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The Procrastinator’s Friend

December 23, 2021

Still shopping for last minute gifts? Here’s some suggestions… By Denise Clay-Murray Photo above: Philadelphia Christmas Village Photo:www.philachristmas.com If you’re like me, it took you awhile to figure out whether you were going to gather with family, friends and loved ones for the holidays or not. But now that you’ve figured that out, gotten the…

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Philadelphia council votes to extend eviction diversion

December 23, 2021

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia’s eviction diversion program that gained national attention during the pandemic is set to continue through 2022. The program requires landlords to participate in mediation with tenants and apply for rental assistance at least 45 days before filing an eviction request with the courts and was set to expire at the…

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2022 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show tickets on sale now

December 23, 2021

The show returns to FDR Park in 2022 from June 11 through 19. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has announced that tickets are now on sale for its highly anticipated 2022 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, being held for the second time outdoors in its almost 200-year history.  “In Full Bloom” will take place in South…

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