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Comcast relaunches “Everyblock Philly,” bringing local news and information to users at the neighborhood level

August 30, 2014

Comcast Corporation last week announced the relaunch of“EveryBlock Philly,” a hyper-local, free online service and mobile app that aggregates and curates content at the neighborhood level. EveryBlock is an interactive, personalized news feed that allows users to stay connected with neighbors, interact and share what’s happening on their block, and discover great content and information…

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PGW offices will be closed on Labor Day, Mon., Sept 1

August 30, 2014

Philadelphia Gas Works’ (PGW) Customer Service Centers will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014, in observance of Labor Day. The Commercial Resource Center will also be closed. At any time, all gas leaks or gas-related emergencies should be immediately reported by calling 215-235-1212. PGW’s Customer Service Centers will resume normal business hours on Tuesday,…

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Brown honors 2014 Youth Leadership Academy participants

August 23, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rep. Brown poses for a picture with the youth who successfully completed her third annual Youth Leadership Academy. Pictured holding their certificates (from left) are: Shamar Thomas, Rutilo Thomas, Tymir Gaymon, Kaelan Glass, Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, Nyajah Solomon, Imari Dotson, Nyadiah Solomon, Jasmine Jones, Di’Monique Bautista.     State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown,…

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PHA distributes over 3,000 book bags in its annual Back to School initiative

August 23, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  The Philadelphia Housing Authority handed out over 3,000 book bags filled with supplies to residents during its annual Back to School Jam held at the John F. Street Community Center in North Philadelphia and the Wilson Park Community Center in South Philadelphia last weekend. Shown with some of the recipients are PHA President…

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African American Museum in Philadelphia Urban Farming Exploration culminates with “Green Thumbs, Part 2” at Macy’s Family Fun Days, Aug. 24

August 16, 2014

 On Sunday, August 24 from 10am-5pm, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) will continue “Macy’s Family Fun Days” with “Green Thumbs, Part 2.” A continuation of “Green Thumbs, Part One,” focused on farmers, farming, gardens and growing, Part 2 will look to fall’s upcoming harvest. Closing out AAMP’s urban farming exhibits, John Ficara “Distance…

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Community College of Philadelphia–moving Philadelphia forward

August 16, 2014

Enroll in four classes. We’ll pay for the fifth Community College of Philadelphia has launched a new initiative designed to cut student debt loads, increase affordability and reduce the length of time it takes students to graduate.  Complete With 15, a new tuition assistance program launched this fall, is offering a scholarship to eligible students…

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Pennsylvania Cash Advance

August 9, 2014

Gov. Tom Corbett is giving the School District of Philadelphia the mother of all Payday Loans… By Denise Clay Earlier this decade, the Pennsylvania Legislature made storefront payday loans offices and the 300 percent interest that went with them, illegal. But because the Pennsylvania Legislature is making the most of its Summer Vacation, Gov. Tom…

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Thomas on announcement of state funds for Philadelphia schools

August 9, 2014

 State Rep. W. Curtis Thomas, D-Phila., responding to the recently announced release of $265 million in stopgap funding for Philadelphia public schools, said now is the time to renew the Commonwealth’s commitment to addressing public school funding in Philadelphia and across the state. “While I am pleased that the governor and Democratic and Republican leadership…

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Police charge two men in fatal Philly carjacking

August 2, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Hundreds attended the rally held Tuesday, July 29 at Germantown and Allegheny Aves. for the victims of the carjacking last week which took the lives of  Keiearra Williams, 15, and her brothers, Thomas Reed, 10, and Terrence Moore, 7 (insert.)  The children’s mother Keisha Williams, 34, remains in critical condition and is in…

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