2:36 AM / Thursday January 21, 2021


Building on dreams of college

July 5, 2011

In many ways, Philadelphia would seem to be the ideal place for students who want to go to college. The city does not lack for programs and organizations dedicated toward helping young people reach this goal. Its mayor, Michael Nutter, has put renewed focus on the issue, setting goals…

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Youngblood votes against bill that would disenfranchise many voters

July 5, 2011

State Rep. Rosita C. Youngblood, D-Phila., today voted against a bill that she said harkens to the years before the federal Voting Rights Act. After extensive debate, the House voted 108-88 in favor of a bill that would require voters to show photo identification in order to be able to cast their ballot at the polls.

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PHA’s Summer Food Program = Healthy Bodies and Sound Mind

July 5, 2011

This year’s program, which is located at 19 PHA sites across the city, began its 2011 operations on June 22nd. All eligible children ages 18 and under are able to receive free breakfast and lunch through Friday, August 26th. The program will operate Monday — Friday from 8 AM to 2PM.

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Mayor Nutter kicks off Philadelphia’s 2011 pool season

June 26, 2011

“Today, we’re continuing an important tradition in Philadelphia with the opening of our public pools,” said Mayor Nutter. “Swimming pools provide a safe and enjoyable way for the young, and young-at-heart to beat the heat during these warm summer months.

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Vick surprises 2 grads with $5,000 scholarships

June 20, 2011

In the minutes before giving his first commencement speech, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick professed to be more nervous than before a football game. He had nothing to worry about. A lovingly raucous crowd of several hundred cheered Vick…

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