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Youngblood announces $1 million grant for the Allegheny West Foundation

August 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO:  State Rep. Rosita Youngblood   State Rep. Rosita Youngblood announced the Allegheny West Foundation has been awarded a $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant to help fund the construction of a new recreation center at Panati Playground along the North 22nd Street Commercial Corridor. “The playground and current recreation center have been an…

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Governor Wolf calls for federal, state action following escalating gun violence

August 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Governor Tom Wolf HARRISBURG, PA – In the wake of a weekend of bloodshed by individuals using legal weapons, Governor Tom Wolf on Monday reiterated his call for federal and state action to keep dangerous weapons from dangerous individuals. Wolf called on Senator Mitch McConnell to reconvene the United States Senate immediately to…

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Ex-Philadelphia sheriff gets five years for $675k bribery case

August 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: John Green By Maryclaire Dale ASSOCIATED PRESS Philadelphia’s longest-serving sheriff was sentenced last week to five years in prison for using bribes from a businessman to help buy two homes and then awarding him millions in city contracts. John Green, 68, admitted taking $675,000 from friend and businessman James Davis in exchange for…

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Back to School and End of Summer Events Around Philly

August 9, 2019

Here are some of the many events taking place throughout the city marking the end of summer vacation and the beginning of a brand new school year; Philadelphia public schools reopen September 3: 8/10/19 — GiveBack Workshop: A Mindful You for Back to School National Liberty Museum 321 Chestnut St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106 10:30am-11:30am (215)…

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Robert Mendelsohn – A Philadelphia Icon

August 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Robert with author Andrea Lawful Sanders at Davida Godett’s repast.  (Photo courtesy: Andrea Lawful Sanders) By Andrea Lawful Sanders Photojournalist Robert Mendelsohn was born October 28, 1957, and was the baby in his family. When he transitioned from this life last week, Robert left a gaping hole in the hearts of many who…

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Sen. Street joins PA Secretary of Agriculture to announce urban agriculture grants

August 2, 2019

State Sen. Sharif Street (D-3rd Dist.) joined Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russel Redding to announce the state’s first Urban Agriculture Grant Fund enacted through Sen. Street’s Urban Ag legislation in Act 40 of 2019. “There are tremendous opportunities for urban farmers who often turn blight into community gardens providing access to locally sourced fresh food…

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PA Senate Democratic Caucus decries changes to SNAP program, urges PA congressional delegation to oppose

August 1, 2019

HARRISBURG, PA. – Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus sent a letter to the state’s congressional delegation, urging that the federal Department of Agriculture does not end automatic eligibility for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This change would impact 3.1 million Americans; 120,000 living in Pennsylvania. The caucus urged the congressional delegation to…

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Legendary long-time SUN photographer Robert Mendelsohn passes away

July 27, 2019

It is with shock and deep sadness for the SUN to report, that our long-time photographer Robert Mendelsohn passed away yesterday. Anyone who knew and/or worked with Robert will remember him for his jovial personality, friendliness and above all, his ability to cover just about any event in Philadelphia. This is a great loss for…

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