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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

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he holds his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on March 19, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph by saying the saint is a model for all fathers and educators.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Philadelphia’s Medical Community Preparing For Pope’s Visit

The Philadelphia Medical Community is preparing for the Papal visit along with everyone else.

06/27/2015

Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO, of the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club, operates his ham radio as part of the Field Day emergency exercise. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Radio Operators Testing Emergency Preparedness This Weekend In Montco

Amateur radio operators from throughout the region will join thousands across the country in a field emergency test this weekend.

06/27/2015

(A woman holds a rainbow sign in support of same-sex marriage outside the US Supreme Court.  (Photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Advocacy Group Says Equality Fight Isn’t Over Despite Same Sex Marriage Ruling

Equality New Jersey’s Andrea Bowen says this was an amazing win, but the battle is far from over.

06/27/2015

Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou in the new HIV testing center. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Popular Philly Thrift Store Opening New HIV Testing Center

It’s National HIV Testing Day and today the popular Philly AIDS Thrift officially opens its HIV testing center.

06/27/2015

The Royal Theater in South Philadelphia (Credit: John McDevitt)

Hearing To Decide If Vacant South Philly Theater Can Be Demolished

The Royal Theater near 16th and South Streets in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood has been vacant for more than four decades.

06/27/2015

(A woman holds a rainbow sign in support of same-sex marriage outside the US Supreme Court.  (Photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Hundreds Gather Along Independence Mall For “Love Wins” Rally

Across the country, people are celebrating the Supreme Court decision to uphold and legalize Gay marriage across the country, including right here in Philadelphia.

06/26/2015