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SUBURBAN NEWS: The law firm of Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross files suit against Chester Township, Chester Township Police Dept. and officers for Constitutional rights violations

September 3, 2021

Philadelphia-– The law firm of Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross will file a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Wednesday morning against Chester Township, the Chester Township Police Department and Individual Police Officers seeking a declaration that they violated the constitutional rights of the plaintiffs, compensatory and punitive damages.The…

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Classes in session

September 3, 2021

The new headquarters for the Laborers District Council hopes to be a place where Philadelphians can get the education they need to participate in the building trades. By Denise Clay-Murray When the former William Penn High School closed in 2010, the North Broad Street building was knocked down by Temple University, its new owners. While…

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$20 million now available to help image and hair care businesses

September 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Senator Vincent Hughes was joined by House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, industry professionals and Neil Weaver, deputy secretary at the state Department of Community and Economic Development to announce $20 million in relief funding for image and hair care businesses, August 19, 2021. ( Photo/ senatorhughes.com) Image and hair care businesses that were…

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West Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club’s valuable lessons during pandemic

September 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The members of the Caring People’s Alliance / West Philadelphia Boys and Girls club and CPA director of Community Outreach Branon Gilmore (far left).  (Photo courtesy Jim Brown) By Jim Brown For some non-profit businesses, the global pandemic has brought some great misfortune. However, the Caring People’s Alliance and its Boys and Girls…

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City of Philadelphia marks first anniversary of PHLConnectED

August 27, 2021

The City of Philadelphia has announced that PHLConnectED has reached a full year since its initial launch in the midst of the global pandemic in summer of 2020 and will continue for a second year through August 2022. PHLConnectED is a City initiative that provides free and reliable internet access to pre-K–12 students in need. …

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School District and SEPTA announce transition from student transpasses to fare card

August 27, 2021

The School District of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) have announced that a new Student Fare Card will replace weekly student Transpasses starting in August. About 65,000 eligible students in Philadelphia will receive a SEPTA Student Fare Card, a contact-free, reusable chip card that students can use to get to and from school…

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Celebrating the city’s bravest

August 20, 2021

Bilal and the Sheriff’s Department, along with several other law enforcement agencies, attended Councilman David Oh’s recent “First Responders Appreciation Day.”  They had a good time with the community alongside the PPD Mounted Patrol Unit, Philadelphia Fire Department, Philadelphia Police Department, OG Law & Skate University.  In addition to the varied tables offering great giveaways,…

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PHS leaves lasting legacy in FDR Park after inaugural outdoor Philadelphia Flower Show

August 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Crews cleaning the Olmsted Pavilion. (Photo/ Courtesy of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Brûlée Catering and Spectra) “Among numerous long-term improvements, PHS’s work to beautify the park included: investments in the park’s infrastructure and landscaping, creating and installing new site furnishings that will remain at FDR Park, and promoting the health of its trees, lawns,…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s ‘Winning in Life’ fall program starting soon

August 20, 2021

Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s Winning in Life program empowers children to succeed through self-confidence, character development, and leadership development. Inspired by her own experiences, this program provides the discipline and flexibility to ensure every child receives optimal benefits from participation — in person, in school, after school, or during sports. Based on Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s personal lessons throughout…

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