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Great teachers making a difference in the heart of Kensington

May 4, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Teacher Michael Sprandio and Principal  Sanchez of the Elkin Lewis School in Kensington.  (Photo by Kiarra Solomon)   By Kiarra Solomon  @by_kiarra As this year’s Gubnertorial election approaches, the topic of the Philly’s failing schools is getting hotter and hotter. Every day, more and more are weighing in on what the District needs….

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North Philadelphia Block Captain honored for 50 Years of Community Service

May 4, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Mrs. Helen Clowney is presented with a plaque from Sheriff Jewell Williams for her tireless service as her neighborhood’s block captain for 50 years.    Helen Clowney has been a visible and busy presence in her North Philadelphia community for more than 70 years as an activist, advocate and all-around good neighbor.  After…

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School District recommends suspension and revocation of Walter D. Palmer Charter School due to significant academic underperformance and financial issues

April 28, 2014

 Last week The School District of Philadelphia announced that it will recommend to the School Reform Commission suspending and revoking the charter for the Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School.  The recommendation is based on findings of serious academic under performance for over six years, continual violations of its charter, charter school law…

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Brown hosts prom gown fashion show, April 23-27

April 28, 2014

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, D-Phila., is hosting her annual prom gown giveaway from 4 PM to 6 PM Wednesday to Sunday, April 23-27 at the Mount Olivet Recreation Center, 642 N. 41nd St. Wednesday’s giveaway will feature a fashion show from 6 PM to 8 PM as the kickoff for the local prom season….

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Citizens Bank offers customers exclusive ballpark and online discounts during 2014 Phillies season

April 21, 2014

Citizens Bank, the Official Bank of the Phillies, today announced the launch of Citizens Bank Phan Rewards, an exclusive discount program covering tickets, food, beverages and merchandise for Phillies fans who use their Citizens Bank debit cards to make select purchases online at Phillies.com/CitizensBank and during select games at Citizens Bank Park. “We’re excited to…

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Sheriff of Philadelphia City and County hosts combined County Raid on fugitives

April 21, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Phila. Sheriff’s department pre-dawn raid press conference— (from left to right) Inspector Jennifer Algarin, Capt. Nate Osborne, Sheriff Jewell Williams, Lt. Vernon Muse, Lt. Paris Washington.  (Photo: Courtesy Office of the Sheriff of Phila. City and County)   The Office of the Sheriff of Philadelphia City and County, in conjunction with Philadelphia Police,…

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PCHR reacts to Mayor Nutter’s move to change immigration detentions policies for Philadelphia

April 21, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Attending Mayor Nutter’s press conference are: City Councilman Dennis O’Brien, City Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity President Rev. Bonnie Camarda, PCHR Executive Director Rue Landau, Managing Director Rich Negrin, City Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs Executive Director Jennifer I. Rodriguez, Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs Deputy…

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Todd Bernstein, founder of nation’s first King Day of Service Program receives RSVP Community Leadership Award at the Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, May 15

April 21, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Todd Bernstein   HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA–Todd Bernstein, who founded the nation’s first and largest King Day of Service program in Philadelphia and has served as its director for 19 years, will receive the Community Leadership Award from RSVP at the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, celebrating its 43 years of service here at Philmont…

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Tom Wolf Wants To Be Your Next Governor

April 12, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tom Wolf   But can a former Peace Corps volunteer who drives a Jeep and is financing this campaign with $10 million of his own money beat Gov. Tom Corbett? He thinks he can.   By Denise Clay Tom Wolf is accessible. As he walks into the La Columbe coffee shop in Center…

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