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Philadelphia to distribute 75 vouchers providing safe, affordable housing to youth

November 25, 2021

Partnership among City agencies and the federal government reinforces the City’s commitment to expand housing opportunities for vulnerable communities Philadelphia announced Tuesday that it will receive $735,000 in federal funding from a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant. The award comes from the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative (FYI). The program invests in local, cross-system…

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Philadelphia says city employees must get vaccinated

November 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5, talks to reporters outside their lodge in Philadelphia on April 8, 2020. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS  Philadelphia city workers will be required to be vaccinated or get an exemption by mid-January, city health officials said last Friday….

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CDC: Vials contain no trace of virus that causes smallpox

November 25, 2021

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — Frozen vials labeled “Smallpox” that were discovered in a freezer at a vaccine research facility in Pennsylvania “contain no trace of virus known to cause smallpox,” federal health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last Thursday that testing showed the vials contain “vaccinia, the virus used in…

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The Human Touch

November 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Sonia Sanchez appears on board the Norwegian Escape during day 1 of the Summit at Sea cruise in Miami.  (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) Multitalented wordsmith Sonia Sanchez is the winner of this year’s Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. By Denise Clay-Murray Right now, a combination of political differences, a lack of human…

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An Impassioned Plea

November 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Mayor Jim Kenney speaking at Wednesday morning’s news conference at City Hall over the nearly 500 murders in the city this year. (Photo by Denise Clay-Murray) As the City of Philadelphia approaches a record number of murders, Mayor Jim Kenney joined state, federal, local and community leaders in calling for an end to…

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Country’s oldest Thanksgiving parade resumes in Philadelphia

November 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Handlers walk The Turkey balloon down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in Philadelphia, during the 97th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek) ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA  — The country’s oldest Thanksgiving Day parade is returning to the streets of Philadelphia after taking a year off for COVID-19 restrictions. City…

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Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists honors the extraordinary at its annual Awards​ ​and​ ​Scholarship​ ​Gala

November 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: From left: CBS3 news anchor Janelle Burrell, pioneering journalist Trudy Haines, CBS3 President and General Manager Brandin Stewart, PABJ president Ernest Owens, PABJ immediate past president Manuel M. Smith. (Photo by Bill Allen) The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) honored extraordinary journalism, communications and community standouts at its annual Awards​ ​and​ ​Scholarship​…

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State Sen. Vincent Hughes sponsors free paper shredding event in Parkside

November 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Sen. Hughes (in gold sweater) is busy directing the team at his free paper shredding event. By Jim Brown Last Saturday in the Parkside section of the city, a vital service was provided to West Philadelphia residents and others who heard about the service through State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes’ office and volunteers….

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