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400 happy families received Thanksgiving turkeys at Darby Recreation Center

November 26, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Darby Council President Jennifer Parks and Darby Recreation Center Director Janice Davis working at a table.   By Napoleon F. Kingcade                   This year, Thanksgiving celebrations may look different for many people across America. There are families that have been financially hurt by the pandemic…

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Michael A. Rashid appointed as City’s new commerce director

November 26, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Michael A. Rashid  (Photo/phila.gov) Mayor Jim Kenney has announced that Michael A. Rashid, president of Michael A. Rashid Associates and former CEO of AmeriHealth Caritas, will become the City’s commerce director, effective November 30, 2020. Rashid will succeed Sylvie Gallier Howard, who has held the role of acting commerce director since March.  “Michael…

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PHA brings Thanksgiving home to residents

November 26, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Daily Dove Care, a home healthcare agency, along with Unity in the Community, a non-profit organization dedicated tochanging the lives of others in the South Philadelphia area, donated Thanksgiving boxes with turkeys along with the fixings to 300 families at PHA’s  Bartram Village site. (Photo/PHA) Due to the alarming surge in COVID-19 cases,…

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City Council passes Councilmember Thomas’s Keep it Local Bill

November 26, 2020

City Council has voted in the affirmative on Councilmember Isaiah Thomas’ Keep It Local Bill; this bill would require local business usage and raise reporting requirements in the City of Philadelphia’s procurement process. COVID19 has brought economic insecurity to people and businesses in Philadelphia, seeing little financial assistance in the federal relief packages.  As cities…

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PHS and Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden create over 50 home garden beds in Southwest Philadelphia

November 26, 2020

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and the Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden have partnered to build over 50 home garden beds this year as part of The Sankofa Home Garden Bed program. This program will provide thousands of pounds of home-grown produce for Southwest Philadelphia residents and their families, helping to highlight food sovereignty…

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Husband and wife team David E. Talbert and Lyn Sisson-Talbert bring the magic of the instant holiday classic ‘Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey’ to Netflix

November 26, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Phylicia Rashad as Grandmother Journey (Photo: Gareth Gatrell/ Netflix) By Kharisma McIlwaine Fans of holiday films are familiar with classics like “It’s A Wonderful Life,” “Scrooge” and “Miracle on 34th Street”. All of these films have several elements in common: fantasy — and a whimsy that makes anything feel possible. But these films…

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Black Charter Schools Matter

November 26, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: (Photo credit: West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary) A coalition of educators, political officials and parents came together to demand equality for Black-owned and operated charter schools from the School District of Philadelphia. By Denise Clay About 70,000 of the School District of Philadelphia’s student body goes to a charter school. Of those charter…

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Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote

November 24, 2020

By MARK SCOLFORO HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump, state officials said Tuesday. The Pennsylvania State Department “certified the results of the November 3 election…

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