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$15,000 in scholarships awarded to local students

September 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Scholarship recipients and Beech leadership (from L-R); Jelani Hasan (Temple University), Andera Martin (Lincoln University), Kendra Stanford (Lincoln University), Zion Harris (Lincoln University), Nathan Little (Temple University), Dr. Kenneth Scott, president of Beech Companies, Lauren Ross (Temple University), Saul Williams (Temple University), Jabria Lowe-Smith (Temple University), Jermaine Heath (Community College of Philadelphia), Christine…

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Temple University Suspends in-person classes for the fall

September 3, 2020

Via Temple University: “To all members of the Temple community:  Like so many of our colleagues around the country, we believed an in-person educational experience could be part of students’ lives this fall. Our students told us loud and clear that they wanted to come back to campus, to be together again.  In the last…

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Murphy signs bill to make November election mostly mail-only

August 29, 2020

Photo: Screenshot image from www.state.nj.us/governor website, Covid-19 press conference 3/21/2020 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed into law legislation to conduct November’s presidential election nearly entirely by mail. Murphy signed the bills just a day after the Democrat-led Legislature sent them to his desk. They come in the…

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55 years later, Freedom Now rally issues still the same

August 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Pastor Brian Jenkins of the Chosen 300 Ministries speaks to the crowds. By Jim Brown Even with the threat of rain, lightning  and thunder, the rescheduled 2020 Freedom Now rally, held on Friday, Aug. 7, retained so much of it’s urgency and purpose that it kept the commemorative event from being diminished. Fifty-five…

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The principal of public schools reopening September 2nd

August 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTOS: Dr. Toni Damon, Principal of Murrell Dobbins High School and Dr. Robin Cooper, President of Teamsters Local 502 By Thera Martin  The spring semester of 2020 for Philadelphia’s public school students was a bit touch and go. So many young people never experienced online instruction.  Now that the fall semester is upon us, school…

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Cephas announces $100,000 in funding to support affordable housing project

August 28, 2020

State Rep. Morgan Cephas (D-192nd Dist.) has announced that $100,000 in funding is going to the Trades for a Difference organization in Philadelphia to support their housing project aimed at offering affordable living to those who need it most.  Cephas said the organization will use these resources, which were made available through the Pennsylvania Housing…

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PHA mourns a champion of hope: Nellie Reynolds

August 28, 2020

 The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) is mourning the loss of former Commissioner Nellie Reynolds, a champion of hope who devoted herself for more than 50 years to advancing justice and improving the quality of life for Philadelphia’s public housing residents. Ms. Reynolds, who was 96, passed away over the weekend. “Ms. Reynolds was like a…

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Probe: Pandemic jobless pay went to Pennsylvania inmates

August 26, 2020

By MARK SCOLFORO About 10,000 state prison inmates in Pennsylvania fraudulently applied for unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic, prosecutors said in announcing charges Tuesday against 33 people. “These 33 defendants represent, truly, the tip of the iceberg, and we are seeing unemployment fraud on an unprecedented scale,” U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said at a…

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