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(Doug Oliver announces the formation of an committee exploring his possible run for mayor in 2015.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Doug Oliver Says If He Runs For Phila. Mayor, It’ll Be as a Democrat

Doug Oliver was spokesman for Mayor Nutter during Nutter’s first term and is now a marketing vice president at PGW.

11/18/2014

(The Hardy Williams Veterans Center.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

New Housing Coming to Southwest Philadelphia For Veterans in Need

Work is still underway at the Hardy Williams Veterans Center. Construction is expected to be completed in January.

11/11/2014

File photo of City Hall. (Credit: Paul Gluck)

In Philadelphia, Focus Turns To Next Year’s Race For Mayor

Between now and May 19th you can expect to hear a lot about the mayor’s race, particularly who’s in and who’s out.

11/05/2014

(THE WINNING TEAM: Earl Johnson, Jacob McAnn, Sarah McAnn and Danny Santos.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In Delco, Students Design a Winning Anti-Bullying App

Earl Johnson (at left in photo) is one of four Penn Wood students who helped developed the winning app, called “Fear No Bully.”

10/17/2014

(Ken Trujillo.  Photo provided by Friends of Ken Trujillo)

Ken Trujillo Announces Run For Philadelphia Mayor

His top issue: returning the Philadelphia school district to local governance.

09/17/2014

(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

(Credit: Michelle Durham)

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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