Cherri Gregg

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 03:  Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter's square for his weekly audience on April 3, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis delivered his catechism to a crowd of approximately 30,000 pilgrims packed into St Peter's Square.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Foundation Offering Hundreds Of Scholarships To Boost Black Catholic Attendance At WMOF

The Martin de Porres Foundation is offering 300 scholarships to Philadelphia’s Black Catholic community.

07/29/2015

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Homemade “Pope-Themed” Products On Sale To Benefit Homeless Non-Profit

Project Home is beefing up its Homemade Product line with special items designed specifically for the World Meeting of Families in September.

07/27/2015

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Local Organization Strives To Educate Young Women On Advocacy And Grantmaking

It’s called the Philly Girls Fund and it’s a grant making circle for high school girls.

07/25/2015

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Forbes Announces Contest That Will Be Largest Ever For Young Entrepreneurs

Forbes Magazine announced this week a million dollar contest for millennial entrepreneurs who want to the change the world.

07/25/2015

(L-R) Kathia Arango, Deacon Bill Bradley, Blanca Herrera, Father Bruce Lewandowski, Raquel Barrios, Matt Davis
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Philadelphia’s Black Catholics Seek Visibility During World Meeting Of Families

He says Black parishes are also planning an African heritage mass, as well as one focused on Ghanaian culture.

07/24/2015

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Need Extra Cash? Local Food Vendor Staffing Up For Papal Visit

Aramark put out a call for 1,500 to 2,000 workers.

07/23/2015

Water main break near N. 52nd Street in West Philadelphia on June 14, 2015. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Five Weeks After Major Water Main Break, West Phila. Residents Still Dealing With Aftermath

Five weeks after a major water main broke open spilling millions of gallons of water into a West Philadelphia neighborhood, residents of the area are still dealing with the aftermath.

07/21/2015

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Building Fire In South Philadelphia Being Investigated As Possible Arson

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that forced more than a dozen people from their homes overnight in South Philadelphia.

07/19/2015

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Airport Employees From Philly, DC Ask DOJ To Investigate One Of World’s Largest Airlines

Scores of employees who work for American Airlines and US Airways asked the DOJ to investigate claims of race discrimination and unsafe working conditions.

07/17/2015

(Aleida Garcia, visiting the Shrine of St. John Neumann, in Northern Liberties.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Support For Families of Victims, From One Who Knows

“I asked myself, are you going to fall apart and surrender to the chaos, or are you going to take a stand?” she recalls.

07/06/2015

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Today Marks 50th Anniversary Of Nation’s First Public Demonstration For LGBT Rights That Took Place In Philadelphia

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the nation’s first public demonstration for LGBT rights. It took place right outside of Independence Hall.

07/04/2015

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National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration Begins Today In Philadelphia

The LGBT civil rights movement began in Philadelphia 50 years ago this 4th of July — and to mark the milestone — the city is kicking off a national four day celebration.

07/02/2015

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Pa. Attorney General: Chain Of Nursing Homes Took Advantage Of The Elderly And Infirm

Pennsylvania’s attorney general announced legal action against a chain of nursing home companies that operates 36 facilities in the state. The company is accusing Kathleen Kane of using her office inappropriately.

07/01/2015

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Community Leaders Gather In Love Park To Celebrate Supreme Court Decision On Same Sex Marriage

Leaders in Philadelphia’s community rallied in Love Park Wednesday to celebrate the Supreme Court victory on marriage equality and to market the launch of a renewed effort for full equality.

07/01/2015

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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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