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Statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo vandalized

December 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo (photo: shutterstock) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are investigating after someone vandalized the statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo. The word “fascist”was found painted on the statue’s suit jacket and a sticker bearing the logo of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz’s nonprofit foundation was placed on…

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The Next Phase

December 16, 2019

As she leaves Philadelphia City Council after 20 years, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown says she’s looking forward to the next stage of her life. By Denise Clay After she ended the meeting of Philadelphia City Council —- after making the motion to adjourn as she always does —-  Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown is sitting at…

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1 dead, 2 wounded, 1 extremely critically, in Philadelphia

December 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One man was killed and two others wounded, one left in extremely critical condition, in a shooting in Philadelphia, police said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the head just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday in northeast Philadelphia and pronounced dead a little over an hour later at Temple University Hospital, a police…

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La Salle women’s soccer team placed on probation after hazing probe

December 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — La Salle University has placed its women’s soccer team on disciplinary probation through the end of next year — including restrictions on competition for the spring season — following an investigation that revealed what it called “nonviolent power-differential hazing.” The Philadelphia university said no action was taken against any individual, but all…

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Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

December 10, 2019

Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. In its ruling, the Superior Court affirmed the right of prosecutors to call other accusers to bolster their case — the same issue fought over in movie…

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Pennsylvania lawmaker charged with stealing from nonprofit

December 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell  By Mark Scolforo Associated Press  HARRISBURG — Prosecutors charged a state representative from Philadelphia on Wednesday with enriching herself by stealing money from a nonprofit organization she founded to serve the mentally ill and poor who were fighting addiction. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office accused Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell of…

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Groundbreaking for 37 new affordable housing units takes place

December 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Elected officials and other dignitaries participated in the groundbreaking ceremony in North Philadelphia (Photo courtesy of PHDC) Susquehanna Square gives Philadelphians more affordable housing options Community Ventures, Grands As Parents, and the City of Philadelphia recently announced the  Susquehanna Square project. This project provides 37 units of much-needed affordable housing including 14 units…

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Philadelphia’s voting machines challenged in federal court

December 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: In this June 13, 2019, file photo, ExpressVote XL voting machines are displayed during a demonstration at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and several supporters filed court papers Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, accusing Pennsylvania of violating their year-old agreement in Philadelphia’s federal court by certifying…

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