More than 70 people sat in a room that was standing-room-only. In the first hour, reintegration specialists set the tone.
Mears volunteers for a Pennsylvania state senator, helps homeless and drug-addicted veterans, raises money for scholarships, and helps kids living in foster homes.
A Philadelphia arts organization opens a new exhibit at the Crane Arts Center in Northern Liberties that tells the story of children in correctional facilities.
Philadelphia’s Department of License and Inspections is hitting the streets and asking community groups to take over blighted properties.
Many of the tens of thousands of Filipino-Americans in our area are hoping for the best and bracing for the worst as they wait to hear from family members affected by Typhoon Haiyan. now tearing through the Pacific nation.
“DanceAfrica is about so much more than wonderful dancing,” says Theresa Shockley, executive director of the Community Education Center in West Philadelphia.
Four of the judicial candidates in Philadelphia won despite getting negative recommendations from the city’s Bar Association.
For Miss Francine, the process went smoothly at her polling place at 13th and Jefferson. But the elderly voter says she had a scare last week after hearing voter ID ads.
Janet Geissler (left) leads the Philadelphia chapter of Project Linus, and during her tenure they’ve donated 22,000 blankets for kids dealing with trauma.
A Philadelphia non-profit that provides a safe place for child sex abuse victims to access law enforcement is having its annual fundraiser next week.
The new report, from the People’s Emergency Center shows that during 2012 more than 9,000 children, from infant to age 17, spent at least on night in the Pennsylvania emergency shelter system.
Pennsylvania is spending $1-million in taxpayer dollars to advertise the voter ID law, even though the future of the law is uncertain. The ads have voting rights advocates are ringing the alarm.
Construction is set to begin on the pier park on the Delaware River at Washington Avenue Green.
A group of Philadelphia mothers who claim their kids are falsely accused of crimes have started a movement that is beginning to take root.
The Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission is taking steps to open the lines of communication between cops and those who are deaf and hard of hearing.