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Philadelphia's Commission for Universal Pre-Kindergarten holds its first meeting, in the mayor's reception room of City Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

Philadelphia’s New Universal Pre-K Commission Gets Down to Business

The new commission’s job: to recommend ways the city can pay for high-quality pre-K for 40,000 eligible three- and four-year-olds.

06/30/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter is flanked by World Meeting of Families' executive director Donna Farrell and president Bob Ciaruffoli as the pope's expected visit to Independence Mall is discussed.  Photo by Steve Tawa

City and Church Leaders Note Significance of Pope’s Independence Hall Stop

With Independence Hall as a backdrop, the pontiff is expected to reach out to the anticipated 30,000-50,000 spectators to talk about immigration issues.

06/30/2015

Michaela Majoun blows a kiss to wellwishers on hand for her final WXPN broadcast, at World Café Live.  Photo by Tim Jimenez

WXPN Morning Host Michaela Majoun Wraps Up 25-Year Career On Air

At 10am, Majoun’s two and a half decades on WXPN , the University of Pennsylvania’s noncommercial radio station, came to a close.

06/30/2015

File photo. Pope Francis waves to the faithful during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square.  (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Just Released: The Pope’s Schedule For September’s Trip To Philadelphia

The Vatican has just released the schedule of events for the visit of Pope Francis to the United States.

06/30/2015

Power Home Remodeling Co-CEO Asher Raphael. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

You Can Find Fortune’s Number One Workplace For Millennials On The Chester Waterfront

Power Home Remodeling Group co-CEO 35-year-old Asher Raphael says he’s not surprised his company tops Fortune Magazine’s list of top workplaces for millennials, because, as he puts it, they appeal to over-achievers.

06/30/2015

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Officials In Upper Darby Hold Community Safety Meeting

Upper Darby Police held a town hall meeting at a diner Monday evening to help people learn what they can do to stay safe over the summer.

06/29/2015

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Art Project Invites Philadelphians To Share Personal Problems Ahead of Pope’s Visit

It’s called “Mary: Undoer of Knots Grotto,” and will be on display outside the Basilica during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia.

06/29/2015

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Phila. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Backs Fundraising Push For Papal Visit

The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced its Latino Papal Fund, to raise money for the Philadelphia visit of the first Hispanic pope in the history of the Catholic Church.

06/29/2015

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Innovation Center For Business-Minded Veterans Unveiled in Center City

The goal is to help more veterans to innovate, says Todd Connor, founder and CEO of The Bunker, “whether it’s raising money, whether it’s getting pro bono services, (or) whether it’s creating a network to help them identify tech talent.”

06/29/2015

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Woman Creates Series Of Workouts For The Visually Impaired

A visually impaired woman from Doylestown, frustrated at not being able to follow along with exercise videos, has created a series of workouts for the visually impaired.

06/28/2015

the ten inductees into the BME community at a ceremony at AAMP. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

BME Community Awards $100K To Philly ‘Community Builders’

Ten “community builders” from Philadelphia were awarded $100,000 in grants and inducted into a national network that celebrates Black male community leaders.

06/28/2015

Commerce Director Alan Greenberger, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Frank Monaghan, along with Swoop, cut the ribbon to ReStore. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Habitat For Humanity Re-opens Philadelphia Retail Store In New Spot

ReStore opened on Washington Avenue in Point Breeze after moving from Kensington.

06/28/2015

Protesters march for equality and justice. (Credit: Dan Wing)

Activist Groups Marched Down Broad Street Calling For Equality And Justice

The demonstration started with a rally at Broad and Erie to show solidarity with the victims of the Charleston, South Carolina church massacre, who Reverend Anthony Monteiro called martyrs.

06/27/2015

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Saturday Fireworks Postponed to Sunday

The forecast of heavy rain this evening prompted the schedule change.

06/27/2015

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Oink Oink! Rescue Group Hosts ‘Piggypalooza’ In Bucks County

The event at Ross Mill Farm in Jamison is a major fundraiser for the Pig Placement Network.

06/27/2015