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A total of 16 BIPOC arts organizations receive over $6 million through Philadelphia’s Cultural Treasures

August 19, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The Philadanco! organization is one of the PCT grantees.  (Photo/J. Harris)  The William Penn Foundation, in collaboration with The Barra Foundation, Neubauer Family Foundation, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and Wyncote Foundation recently announced over $6 million in general operating support to 16 organizations through the Philadelphia’s Cultural Treasures (PCT) initiative. …

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Black and Planted: Helping community, flowers, and plants to grow together

August 19, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Erika “DivaErykah” Johnson (Photo courtesy Erika Johnson) By Amy V. Simmons A major lesson that the COVID-19 pandemic taught us was how to adapt our lives in a way that enabled us to continue working while minimizing disruptions. The disruption required creative adaptation for those whose work relies heavily on one-on-one interactions. Although…

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Sesame Place to train workers on diversity after lawsuit

August 12, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Big Bird is shown on a sign near an entrance to Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa., Dec. 26, 2019. The first Sesame Place opened almost 40 years ago outside Philadelphia. A new Sesame Street theme park is set to open next month in San Diego. Officials on Wednesday, Feb. 9. 2022, announced the…

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Zakia Blain celebrates 10 years of FBF Body with Fit Girl Fresh Weekend

August 12, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Zakia Blain, Founder/CEO FBF Body By Kharisma McIlwaine Chester native Zakia Blain began her journey to entrepreneurship unconventionally.  Originally a teacher in the Philadelphia School District, Blain was led to her calling after getting a life-changing diagnosis of a brain disorder called Chiari malformation. Chiari malformation is classified as a condition that occurs when…

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PARLOR TALK @ THE POOL”: End of summer event featuring acclaimed Author Diane McKinney-Whetstone. Book signing of her new book “Our Gen”

August 11, 2022

“PARLOR TALK @ THE POOL”: End of summer event featuring acclaimed Author Diane McKinney-Whetstone. Book signing of her new book “Our Gen” About this event Please join us for this exciting end of summer event. Registration Price: $15 Adult Admission $5 Children Admission (ages 7-16) Bring your own picnic basket Or order food from the…

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Temple Health, Redeemer Health and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Form Alliance to Acquire Chestnut Hill Hospital

August 11, 2022

An alliance composed of Temple Health, Redeemer Health, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has signed a definitive agreement whereby a newly formed entity owned by the Alliance will acquire Chestnut Hill Hospital as part of an asset purchase transaction with Reading, PA-based Tower Health pending review and approval by regulators and the Tower…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Findings of report on police killing of 8-year-old withheld

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Protesters demonstrate calling for police accountability in the death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility who was shot outside a football game, at the Delaware County Courthouse in Media, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. Authorities say officers were responding to gunfire between two teens when Bility was fatally struck by a police bullet in 2021….

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Nineteen projects receive Community Development Block Grant funding from Montgomery County

August 5, 2022

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Montgomery County Commissioners have announced that nineteen projects in the county will receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The CDBG Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable communities by providing decent housing…

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Grocery Outlet Bargain Market opens in Sharswood 

August 5, 2022

Sharswood continues to emerge as a neighborhood of choice as PHA, public and private partners, and residents fulfill their commitments to revitalize the community.   The long-waited shopping center Sharswood Ridge, located on Ridge Avenue next to PHA’s headquarters, has opened with its anchor tenant, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, an extreme-value grocery retailer. It will…

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