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(Clothing and other donations pile up in the basement of the Christ International Baptist Church, 65th and Gesner Streets, in the neighborhood of the fatal fire.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Plea For Monetary Donations To Help Families of Gesner Street Fire

In-kind donations have poured in to help the displaced victims of the fire that killed four young children last Saturday, but the current focus is on money for funerals and resettlement expenses.

07/11/2014

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. Senate OKs Bill To Ban Cash Gifts to Legislators; House Future Uncertain

The bill passed by the state senate would make it felony to accept cash gifts over $250. Under $250, it would be a misdemeanor.

04/09/2014

(Mothers of children with epilepsy testify in favor of the legalization of marijuana for medical uses in Pennsylvania.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Medical Marijuana Advocates Ask Harrisburg To Consider Updating Law

But a spokesman for the senate majority leader says the fact that a hearing was held does not indicate a groundswell of support for medical marijuana in the state senate.

01/28/2014

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South Philadelphia Senior Expo Draws Hundreds of Active Elders

The “Navigating Life after 50 Expo” was designed to bring those who provide services to senior citizens to the folks they serve.

09/19/2013

Anthony Williams at podium  (credit: John Ostapkovich)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Seek To Ban Homosexual Conversion Therapy

That’s a controversial technique to reverse a gay or lesbian child’s sexual orientation.

09/18/2013

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South Jersey School Social Worker Charged With Student Sex Crime

Anthony Williams, 52, was arrested Tuesday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual contact.

09/11/2013

(Schools superintendent William Hite speaks to a charter school group urging more school funding.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Charter Schools Urge City and State To Increase Education Funding Citywide

Charter operators and district officials gathered at Boys’ Latin Charter School, in West Philadelphia, to join in the push for city and state money to fill the district’s $304-million budget gap.

05/23/2013

(Pa. state senator Anthony Williams announces legislation that would allow undocumented aliens with high school educations to pay in-state tuition at Pennsylvania colleges.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmaker Proposes Tuition Incentive For Illegal Immigrants Who Are Striving

A bill dubbed Pennsylvania’s version of the “Dream Act” is being introduced in the state legislature.

03/19/2013

(Pa. state senator Anthony Williams, left, presents a check to policy director Ann Schwartzman and executive director William DiMascio of the Pennsylvania Prison Society.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Pennsylvania Anti-Recidivism Program Gets Stopgap Funding From State

Pennsylvania Prison Society executive director William DiMascio says the program had been highly successful over the past four years helping ex-offender fathers get training, jobs, and access to social services that helped them take care of their families.

11/19/2012

(Israeli Knesset deputy speaker Shlomo Molla, left, shares a moment with Israeli consul-general Yaron Sideman, center, and Pennsylvania state senator Anthony Williams, right.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Israeli Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Visits Philadelphia on Goodwill Tour

Shlomo Molla (at left in photo) was born in an impoverished Jewish village in Ethiopia.

09/07/2012

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Community Leaders Speak Out Against Gun Violence In Point Breeze, Grays Ferry

A number of community leaders spoke at a press conference Friday afternoon to respond to the gun violence that has plagued the Point Breeze and Grays Ferry section of the city since mid-September.

10/01/2011

(Pennsylvania state senator Anthony Williams addresses the Philadelphia School Reform Commission on Wednesday.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Ackerman’s Absence From SRC Meeting Raises Questions About Her Future

Where was Superintendent Arlene Ackerman? She was not at Wednesday’s School Reform Commission meeting, amid reports that the SRC wants her out.

08/11/2011

66 Philadelphia School Teachers Receive Lindbach Award

Teachers are under fire in a lot of places but they were feelin’ the love at a Tuesday night award ceremony in Philadelphia where 66 public high school teachers received the Lindbach Award.



05/10/2011

Police Arrest Delaware Man, Woman On Drug Charges

New Castle County police say they have arrested a man and a woman on drug charges following a monthlong investigation.

03/17/2011

State Senator Anthony Williams speaks at a rally in Harrisburg. (file photo provided by Senator Anthony Williams' office)

Students Rally For Tuition Vouchers

Dozens of children from Philadelphia were in attendance as school choice supporters rallied in the state capitol this past week.

01/30/2011

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