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(A ceremony in the renovated Nicetown Park opened the three-day Nicetown festival highlighting community improvements.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Nicetown Neighborhood Celebrates Another Year of Community Improvements

“We’re trying to work together to put the ‘nice’ back in the town,” says Majeedah Rashid, CEO of the Nicetown Community Development Corporation.

08/07/2014

Lori Walsh talking to a group of seniors at Watermark on Wednesday. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

PPD Reaches Out To Educate Older Population

Today marks the second day of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Senior Safety Expo.

08/07/2014

Growing memorial at Germantown and Allegheny. (credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

Community Members March To Protect Young Children From Violence

The number of rallies, marches and vigils are adding up as community members react to recent homicides that claimed the lives of young children in North and South Philadelphia. Repeated acts of violence are taking their toll.

08/07/2014

(Lists of prayer requests sit at the alter of the Victory Harvest Fellowship International Church, 2536 South 59th St., in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Liberian Church Community in Philadelphia Rallies For Afflicted Countrymen

“This has been a rough year,” said Nora Solo at a church service in South Philadelphia. “The children died in the fire, and then Ebola is going on.”

08/06/2014

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Community Involvement At Heart Of This Year’s Production Of Shakespeare In Clark Park

One hundred everyday folks are preparing to take the stage to perform an epic scene in one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.

07/27/2014

Participants in Girls Rock Philly's summer music institute perform on their handmade instruments at the Rotunda, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Young Women Learn About Music and Electronics in Hands-On Workshop

A Fishtown nonprofit that teaches girls confidence through musical self-expression held a concert this week. The “Girls Rock Philly” participants performed on instruments they made from scratch during a two-day workshop.

07/26/2014

(A large projection screen shows images from various Fringe Festival productions.)

Lineup Revealed For This September’s Philadelphia ‘Fringe’ Festival

“These are some of the biggest works we’ve ever brought to Philadelphia,” says Nick Stuccio, producing director of the 2014 lineup.

07/24/2014

(Mayor Nutter holds a photograph of Jon Bon Jovi, the 2014 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award for humanitarianism.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Jon Bon Jovi to Receive Philadelphia’s Marian Anderson Award in November

He’ll join a prestigious list that includes Oprah Winfrey and Sidney Poitier.

07/23/2014

President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order on workplace discrimination at the White House. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Equality PA Launches 6-Week Tour In Support Of Anti-Discrimination Bill

Equality Pennsylvania has launched a six-week tour across the state to drum up support for House and Senate Bill 300, which would provide statewide discrimination protection for gays, lesbians and trangendered people in Pennsylvania.

07/23/2014

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Experts Look At Using Technology To Prevent Deaths In Hot Cars

Every summer the stories are tragic, an infant or young child left inside of a hot car by a forgetful parent or caregiver as the mercury quickly rises to unbearable temperatures.

07/23/2014

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7th Death Blamed On 2013 Philadelphia Building Collapse

A seventh death is being linked to a 2013 building collapse in Philadelphia that killed shoppers and workers inside a Salvation Army.

07/22/2014

(From left to right) Shaun Giberson, Nick Stelto and volunteers from Giving Back Coalition in Center City on their Saturday evening midnight snack run for the homeless. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Volunteers Donate Their Saturday Nights To Those In Need

A group of friends has turned Saturday nights into an evening of giving to the homeless.

07/20/2014

(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Local Artists To Host Free Concert Benefiting Victims Of Deadly Southwest Philly Fire

Several well-known gospel artists will pay tribute at a fundraiser Monday night.

07/20/2014

The damaged Khaled Ibn Al-Walid mosque is seen in the Homs neighborhood of Khaldiyeh, Syria. (Credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Penn Museum Experts Help Preserve Syrian Artifacts

Many ancient mosques, temples, tombs, and other significant locations in the most heavily affected areas of Syria have seen severe damage during the nearly four years of conflict.

07/19/2014

(Pro- and anti-immigration advocates share sidewalk space outside the Bourse Building, where the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia is located.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Anti-Immigration Protesters Outnumbered By Demonstrators Backing Reform

Pro- and anti-immigration advocates shared sidewalk space outside the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia, near Independence Hall.

07/18/2014

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