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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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Philadelphia Home Appraisal Bias Task Force issues final report

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Phila. City Council Majority  Leader Cherelle L. Parker (Photo/phlcouncil.com) Councilmember and Majority Leader Cherelle L. Parker (9th Dist.), along with Dr. Ira Goldstein, president of policy solutions at Reinvestment Fund, and all the members of the Philadelphia Home Appraisal Bias Task Force, have issued its final report and recommendations. This report is the…

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NAACP Denounces Sesame Place’s Treatment of Black Children and Demands Immediate Change

August 1, 2022

NAACP Denounces Sesame Place’s Treatment of Black Children and Demands Immediate Change Calls on Theme Park to “Bring Children Together, Not Divide Them” Bucks County, Pennsylvania – Numerous examples of Sesame Place characters ignoring Black children while engaging with children of other races have recently come to light. Such behavior undermines the confidence of Black…

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The City of Philadelphia announces new director of Office of Reentry Partnerships

July 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Assata Thomas, executive director, Phila. Office of Reentry Partnerships (Photo/phila.gov) The City of Philadelphia has announced the appointment of Assata Thomas as Executive Director for the Office of Reentry Partnerships, effective August 1, 2022. The Office of Reentry Partnerships is housed within the Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Criminal Justice & Public…

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Community College of Philadelphia receives Gateway to College Graduation Achievement Award

July 28, 2022

Community College of Philadelphia has announced that its Gateway to College program has received a Graduation Achievement Award from Achieving the Dream (ATD). Gateway to College is an early college program to reengage young people with their education and launch postsecondary careers while completing high school diplomas.   The Graduation Achievement Award recognizes positive outcomes for…

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