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Otho Boykin (red sweater) surrounded by former players from the Liberty Saints Athletic Association. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Former Liberty Saints Youth Players Say “Thank You” To Their Founder

Scores of former players from a now defunct youth athletic team from North Philadelphia reunited this weekend to say thank you to the man who founded the group more than 45 years ago.

09/14/2014

Photo of signature piece of "Cash Crop" exhibit, which is 15 life size cement sculptures of Africans chained to a pallet.
(credit: Cherri Gregg

Slave Trade, Sweatshops Compared In New Exhibit At African American Museum of Philadelphia

The African American Museum of Philadelphia opened a new exhibit this week that makes a haunting comparison between the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and modern day sweatshops.

09/14/2014

Queen Lane Apartments (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Queen Lane Apartments Gone, But History Remains

The bones of thousands of men and women were buried beneath the a plot of land adjacent to the Queen Lane Apartments stood.

09/13/2014

Queen Lane Apartments in Germantown will be imploded early Saturday morning. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Implosion Of Germantown High-Rise Forcing Residential Evacuations

Contractors are making final preparations for the implosion of the Queen Lane Apartment building in Germantown Saturday morning.

09/12/2014

(Voting machines at a warehouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. High Court Considers Whether Phila. Voting Machines Are Too Unreliable

The machines record ballot selections electronically, but do not produce a paper record of each vote.

09/10/2014

(Voting machines at a warehouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

SCOPA Hears Arguments On Legality Of Widely Used Electronic Voting Machines

The machines are called direct recording electronic, or DRE, and with a press of a button or turn of a wheel voters can choose the next governor or congressman, with choice recorded directly into the machine’s memory. Advocates says there’s a problem.

09/10/2014

File photo (credit: Paul Gluck)

Philadelphia Homeowners Try To Stop DA’s Quick Property Seizures

The practice is called “Seize and Seal,” and it allows the Philadelphia DA’s office to get an order from a judge to seize a home that is linked to alleged drug activity.

09/09/2014

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New AAA Study Says Drivers Ed Classes Help Save Lives Of Teen Drivers

“There really is a difference when teens take driver education,” says Jenny Robinson, a spokesperson with AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Driver education reduces crashes by 4.3% and convictions by nearly 40%.”

09/09/2014

FILE PHOTO (SEIU members rally for immigration reform at Love Park in June.  Credit: Molly Daly)

Local Advocates React To President’s Decision To Delay Immigration Reform Action

It was a range of emotions among immigrant families after hearing that President Obama will delay executive action on immigration reform.

09/06/2014

(At a City Hall press conference, House of Umoja co-founder David Fattah stands next to  binders of pledges signed by Philadelphia school students.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

House of Umoja Readies For Philadelphia’s Next ”Million Father March”

“The purpose of the march is to project a feeling of protection and respect inside the community and the school system,” says House of Umoja co-founder David Fattah.

09/05/2014

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Community Groups, Corporations Help Fill Budget Void For Philadelphia Public Schools

Corporations and community groups are fast becoming an indispensable asset to the schools by helping to fill the budget gaps.

09/05/2014

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Virtua Says Its Knee-Surgery Ads Are Correct, But Agrees To Stricter Verification

You’ve probably seen or heard the advertisements for Virtua’s “quad sparing” knee replacement surgery on TV, radio, or online. “He’s off his walker,” explains an actress portraying his wife.

09/04/2014

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Teen Driving Rules Tough, But Designed With Safety In Mind

The tragic death of three Council Rock sophomores last weekend poses the question — what are the rules for teen driving?

09/04/2014

(Anton Moore holds one of the pellets used by toy guns which are prohibited by Philadelphia city ordinance.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Activists Get Neighborhood Store To Stop Selling Soft-Pellet Toy Guns

Residents of the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia scored a huge win this week: a group protested the sale of soft-pellet pistols at a local corner store, and won.

09/03/2014

Audenreid Charter High School classroom with new green screen. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Grays Ferry Charter School Uses Grant Money To Help Transform Education

Universal Audenried Charter High School kicked off its first day of school Tuesday with an extra $2.7 million dollars in its coffers over the next three years — thanks to a federal school improvement grant designed to help transform education through innovation.

09/02/2014

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