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Minimum wage rally at City Hall in Center City. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Rally Held In Center City To Raise Minimum Wage In Philadelphia

Justin Harrison, a volunteer organizer with the group “15 Now” says with the current minimum wage, it’s virtually impossible to make ends meet.

08/15/2015

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Rowers With Disabilities Took To The Schuylkill River For The Bayada Regatta

All of the rowers have overcome tremendous challenges to compete, including Maddie Jones of Villanova, who has cerebral palsy.

08/15/2015

A book by rapper Meek Mill on sale at  Black and Nobel Bookstore. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

North Philly Book Store Serves As Unlikely Incubator For Hip-Hop

North Philadelphia book store is serving as the incubator for budding artists in the genre.

08/15/2015

Wedding Cake (credit: Mike Flokis/Getty Images)

Many Couples Saying ‘I Don’t’ To Weddings During Pope’s Visit

The end of September is normally a popular time for brides and grooms to say “I do,” but area wedding planners say that’s not so this year.

08/15/2015

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Company’s Attempt To Recruit Women, Minorities Sparks Unexpected Reactions

More than 73,000 people used the hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer to post photos of themselves and promote diversity in technology.

08/15/2015

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Local Red Cross Seeking Extra Help During Papal Visit

The organization needs 1,000 volunteers for the Pope’s visit in September, and the time to sign up has arrived.

08/14/2015

The view from CityView Condominiums (Credit: Kristen Johanson)

Residential Buildings Along The Parkway Trying To Plan For Papal Visit

Federal officials have been in touch with property management about measures they are taking.

08/14/2015

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Mayor Nutter Addresses How Businesses Will Cope With The Pope’s Visit

Mayor Nutter said the City Commerce Department has developed an online “business resource center” just for the Pope’s visit that will be on the city website beginning Monday.

08/13/2015

Karen Martinez will be one of the future Habitat for Humanity homeowners. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Habitat For Humanity To Build Five New Affordable Homes In North Philly

Habitat for Humanity held a “builders blitz” at the 1900 block of Turner Street.

08/13/2015

Students use geometry to paint a mural in Fishtown. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Geometry Used To Create Street Art In Fishtown

The perfectly formed shapes add pops of color to a wall along Frankford Avenue. This is result of classroom study taken to the street.

08/13/2015

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Tickets To See Dalai Lama In Philadelphia Selling Out Quickly

The Dalai Lama’s visit to Philadelphia is proving to be a big draw.

08/13/2015

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Perseid Meteor Shower Disappoints Stargazers Locally

The Perseid Meteor Shower was advertised by the experts as one of the best to watch in years.

08/13/2015

One of the leaders of Heeding God's Call stands beside concern citizens fighting against zoning application for Gun shop. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philly Gun Range Owner Hoping To Sell Firearms; Community Opposes

The owner is seeking the city’s permission to be re-zoned so it can sell firearms, but residents and community groups want to stop him.

08/13/2015

Darlene Pope outside of her house, where Darrell Clarke announced the expansion of Philadelphia's EnergyFIT program. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Expansion Promised For Philadelphia’s EnergyFIT Program

City Council President Darrell Clarke, on Wednesday, promised to expand a program that helps low-income Philadelphia residents stay in their homes by making repairs and improving energy efficiency.

08/12/2015

(Michael : Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Michael

13-year-old Michael says he appreciates hard work in the face of adversity.

08/12/2015