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76ers fire Brett Brown after being swept out of playoffs

August 25, 2020

By DAN GELSTON ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown looks on in the first half of an NBA basketball game against Houston Rockets on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Bob Levey) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Patient and positive, Brett Brown was the perfect coach for the Philadelphia 76ers when they set up…

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SUN Spotlight — Andrea Custis

August 21, 2020

By Afea Tucker This week we’re spotlighting Andrea Custis, CEO and president of the Urban League of Philadelphia.  The Urban League of Philadelphia (ULP) is an affiliate of the National Urban League, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movements dedicated to empowering underserved urban communities.  Off the cusp of celebrating 103 years of…

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Philly officials ask residents to turn in unwanted guns

August 21, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Phila. Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA  — As the number of shootings and shooting homicides continues to increase across Philadelphia, city leaders and police are asking people to check their homes for guns and surrender them anonymously. City council members, along with police, announced last Thursday that two locations would accept guns…

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Indoor dining is back on September 8 in Philadelphia

August 20, 2020

Indoor dining is back in Philadelphia starting September 8, 2020. Most of Philadelphia’s guidelines and restrictions are consistent with statewide rules—all of which aim to keep people healthy while gradually and safely reopening. The City looks forward to continuing to expand allowable operations for Philadelphia’s restaurant industry, as well as reopening additional indoor businesses. What…

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The Stripper vs The Elder

August 14, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Stripper protest at Malcolm X Park on Saturday, July 25, 2020, During the protest, they raised money while doing pole dances, raising concern among community leaders.   (Photo/Redlite Photos) By Thera Martin Fact:  On June 27 and July 25, a  group of exotic dancers (also known as strippers), gathered in Malcolm X Park…

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So, What Is Your Plan?

August 13, 2020

Philadelphia City Council’s Special Committee on Gun Violence held two days of hearings to find out what’s being done about a series of deadly shootings in the city. There were more questions than answers. ABOVE PHOTO: City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson with State Sen. Sharif Street and other neighborhood leaders and followers at the Rally to…

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Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art vote to unionize

August 12, 2020

Philadelphia Museum of Art Union Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art announced a historic victory this morning, with 89% voting YES to unionize as the Philadelphia Museum of Art Union (PMA Union), in affiliation with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 47 (AFSCME DC 47). With this win, the…

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Philadelphia trash piles up as pandemic stymies its removal

August 7, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Trash rests piled up on a street Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. The COVID-19 pandemic has frustrated efforts to keep Philadelphia’s streets clear of garbage this summer. Residents complain about the stink and the flies. (Kara Kneidl via AP) By Shawn Marsh ASSOCIATED PRESS  What would Ben Franklin…

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff