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Property Tax/Rent Rebate program application deadline extended to end of year

June 14, 2019

Distribution of rebates for eligible Pennsylvanians starts July 1 HARRISBURG, PA — The deadline for older adults and Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2018 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2019, the Department of Revenue announced today.  “Last year nearly 572,000 seniors…

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Full STEAM ahead: The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and Drexel University partner to offer pioneering summer camp in West Philadelphia

June 14, 2019

Now in its fourth year, the 2019 Young Dragons Summer STEAM program will feature six-weeks of fully-integrated STEAM education activities for 100 middle school students in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone neighborhood. The free day camp — offered through a partnership between The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, Drexel University’s ExCITe Center and the Lindy Center for…

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Class 195 celebrates graduation after months of training

June 14, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Firefighters in dress uniforms pose for formal class portrait By Kathy Matheson  PHILA.GOV Philadelphia’s newest firefighters were sworn in last Thursday at a joyous graduation ceremony filled with friends and family. The event held at Community College of Philadelphia marked the end of months of rigorous training for the members of Class 195…

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Honoring Bucknell University’s alumni high achievers

June 14, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Gary J. Bell ‘79 (center left) stands with Bucknell President John Bravman (far left); Kimberly Wilson Wetty ‘93 (center right), Bucknell University Alumni Association president; and Josh Grill, executive director, Bucknell Alumni Relations, during presentation of the Service to Humanity Award presentation at Bucknell’s Reunion Weekend.  (Photo by Gordon R. Wenzel, for Bucknell…

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A Lawful Truth: Mice or Men? The gift of being a father

June 14, 2019

By Andrea Lawful Sanders As Father’s Day quickly approaches and you all try to figure out the most basic of gifts to give the men in your lives, allow me to share what has been a best kept secret.  Fathers are a valuable and needed part of their children’s lives.  There, I said it. Too…

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Patti Labelle to have Center City street renamed in her honor

June 13, 2019

Philadelphia soul music icon Patti LaBelle, will have a Center City street renamed in her honor. Broad and Spruce Streets will be renamed Patti Labelle Way. LaBelle will be honored during this year’s Wawa Welcome America festival on July 2 at 4 p.m. Labelle will also read an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence in…

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The Defender Association of Philadelphia — the city’s best kept secret

June 7, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Keir Bradford-Grey By Andrea Lawful Sanders The Defender Association of Philadelphia is nestled on 1411 Sansom Street between famous restaurants Ocean Prime and Del Frisco’s Steakhouse. It is easy to miss, covered with scaffolding as it undergoes repairs and cosmetic changes. If one isn’t looking for it, it most certainly would be overlooked…

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