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Statement of former Mayor John F. Street on Cory Booker’s recation to Vice President Biden’s campaign trail comments last Week

June 28, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Cory Booker (Photo: Shutterstock)  and John F. Street (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  In a political climate dominated by our collective unwillingness to talk to each other and work across differences, Cory Booker has missed the point.  Perhaps VP Biden could have used more sensitive 2019 language to make his point; but the point is…

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When the cost does not match the care

June 28, 2019

Health insurance is a luxury for many Americans these days, and for those who can “afford” it, you almost need a second job to pay for those benefits. The portion that the average employee pays has gotten so out of hand, with monthly payments ranging from the sublime $34 per pay period to hundreds, that…

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Divine Muva Diva: Is the child mine? Friends who gossip

June 28, 2019

Dear Muva: I have something I need to do, and I am not sure how. I have suspected since my son was born that he was not biologically mine.  My family warned me back then, and I had my own suspicions, but I became attached to him and decided to let it go. All would…

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A Millennial Voice: On the Contrary…

June 28, 2019

By Danae Reid Once again, the City of Philadelphia has been left shaken, but not stirred by the epidemic that is gun-related crime. The renowned metropolis coined “The City of Brotherly Love” seems to be quite the contrary as of late due to a rise in unrelenting gun violence.  The mouths and minds of those…

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Gamble and Huff 15th annual TSOP African American Heritage celebration with the Phillies presents community service awards

June 28, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Leon Huff, legendary architect with Kenneth Gamble of The Sound of Philadelphia, and Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn present the Gamble & Huff Community Service Awards during pre-game ceremonies for the 15th Annual Phillies African American Heritage Celebration at Citizens Bank Park. From left: Lloyd Parks of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes; Alan…

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Hahnemann University Hospital ordered to ‘cease and desist’ closure plans

June 28, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania health officials have ordered a Philadelphia hospital to halt plans to take its first steps toward closing ahead of the busy July Fourth holiday. The Health Department told the owners of Hahnemann University Hospital on Thursday that they must first file a detailed plan that ensures the safety of people who…

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Council President Clarke’s statement on Hahnemann University Hospital

June 27, 2019

Philadelphia, June 26, 2019 – Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) today issued the following statement in response to reports that Hahnemann University Hospital plans to close this September, after serving Philadelphians for over 170 years: In addition, the Hospital employs over 3,000 people in critically needed, family-sustaining jobs. Most of these…

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Senate passes Murt Bill to criminalize female genital mutilation

June 21, 2019

HARRISBURG—The Senate has unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) to criminalize the act of female genital mutilation (FGM). The bill now goes to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature. “This is a major victory for the women of Pennsylvania,” Murt said.  “I want to thank my colleagues in both the House and…

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33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

June 21, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Officials gather on the decks of the MSC Gayane container ship on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. U.S. authorities have seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history. The U.S. attorney’s…

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Council President Clarke’s statement on weekend gun violence incidents

June 21, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: City Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District)  Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke (D-5th Dist.) Monday issued the following statement following a weekend that saw 28 Philadelphians shot, 5 fatally, in 19 separate incidents of gun violence: “First, let me send my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those…

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