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Mayor Nutter signs the executive order. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Ends Local Cooperation With ICE Detainers

Mayor Michael Nutter signed an executive order today that changes Philadelphia’s policy on immigration and customs enforcement detainers, known as ICE holds. Immigration advocates are calling the new policy is one of the most progressive in the country.

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Jermel Johnson (credit: Pennsylvania Ballet)

First African-American Male Principal Dancer In Pa. Ballet To Speak At Event Thursday Night

At 29-years-old, Jermel Johnson was born several “strikes” that would cause few to think he’d end up principal dancer in a ballet by George Balanchine.

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Philadelphia employers have just a few days to inform workers about a new anti-discrimination law focused on pregnant women or new mothers.  (credit: Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations)

Deadline Nears For Philadelphia Employers To Inform Female Workers About New Anti-Discrimination Law

Philadelphia employers have just a few days to inform workers about a new anti-discrimination law focused on women who are pregnant or new mothers.

04/15/2014

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3rd Annual Center City Jazz Festival Set For Saturday

The Center City Jazz Festival kicks off Saturday, April 19. It’s part of Jazz Appreciation month festivities throughout April.

04/13/2014

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Family Dashes For Organ Donation To Honor Organ Recipient

The Gift of Life Donor Dash takes place Sunday morning outside of the Philadelphia Art Museum. One particular family is running for the first time to honor their rose gone too soon.

04/12/2014

Kids training after school in one of Joe Hand Gym's boxing rings. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Northern Liberties Gym Hosts Golden Gloves Boxing Fundraiser

The Pennsylvania Golden Gloves regional tournament returns to South Philadelphia Saturday night.

04/11/2014

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Protestors Demand Safety Hearings Following Port Richmond Train Derailment

Nearly 80 protesters held signs near 17th and Market Streets outside of Philadelphia Energy Systems Thursday.

04/10/2014

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Head Of Pa. Amber Alert System To Speak At Event In SW Philadelphia

“If you really think your child was abducted or taken, you really should call police,” says Pennsylvania State Police Cpl Patrick J. Zirpoli.

04/10/2014

(A digital rendering of what the mural honoring Dr. Shawn White will look like.  Image provided by Mural Arts Program)

Mural Honoring a Point Breeze Activist Gets Boost From Philly Music Legend

Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of “The Roots” is lending his support for a mural that would honor the legacy of a beloved community leader he grew up with in South Philadelphia.

04/09/2014

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New Exhibit At NCC Looks At Slavery Through Eyes Of Families Owned By Jefferson

The National Constitution Center opens a new exhibit Wednesday that tells the story of the six families of enslaved people owned by Thomas Jefferson.

04/08/2014

St. Laurentius Catholic Church on East Berks Street in fishtown. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Fishtown Residents Vow to Save Historic Church

A group of Fishtown residents say they want to preserve a historic church that the Archdiocese closed in March.

04/06/2014

St. Matthews Manor in West Philadelphia (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Fire Burns Through Philadelphia Senior Living Facilty

Dozens of residents were forced to evacuate St. Matthews Manor in West Philadelphia Saturday.

04/05/2014

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Cops: 2-Year-Old Fatally Shoots 11-Year-Old Inside West Philadelphia Home

An 11 year-old girl is dead after she was shot in the shoulder Saturday in her Mantua home by her two-year-old sibling.

04/05/2014

Pennsylvania Senator Vincent Hughes

Philadelphia Conference ‘Breaks The Silence’ On Mental Illness

Pa. Senator Vincent Hughes’ office sponsors the free two-day conference kicking off today.

04/04/2014

Ben Franklin Bridge File Photo

Walk Of Peace To Commemorate MLK Assassination

The 7th annual Bridge Walk for Peace begins at the Philadelphia side of the Ben Franklin Bridge at 6 a.m. this morning.

04/04/2014

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