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Local Project Holds Funeral For A Philly Row Home

Temple University’s Art gallery is closing out its community awareness campaign in Mantua today with a funeral for a home.

05/31/2014

(A rally for universal pre-kindergarten outside the campaign office of Democratic candidate Tom Wolf in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Advocates For Early Education Demand Attention From Pa. Governor Candidates

The campaign for universal access to pre-kindergarten is growing by the thousands and, as advocates across Pennsylvania clear, it could become an issue in November.

05/30/2014

(Fourth-grader Quadira, using a donated GSA computer to work on a web site that provides online training with reading, is flanked by GSA administrator Sara Manzano-Díaz, left, and Belmont Charter School principal Claire Cohen.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Latest Beneficiary of US Laptop Largesse is a Mantua Charter School

The federal government recycles employee computers every other year. But they don’t just toss the used laptops into landfills — they give them to schools.

05/29/2014

(File photo: Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Area Remembers Impact of Maya Angelou, Dead at 86

Mayor Michael Nutter called Dr. Maya Angelou “America’s poet — a woman whose light will be missed.”

05/28/2014

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Fitness Education Surging in Area Schools, Thanks To Community Partnership

Healthy Futures is a three-year, $3-million effort that touches more than 1,000 fourth graders in the five-county area.

05/27/2014

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Gay Rights Advocates Say Work Is Not Done Despite Legalization Of Same Sex Marriage In PA

Now that same sex marriage is a reality in Pennsylvania, LGBT advocates says they will now focus their efforts on gaining civil rights protection.

05/24/2014

(Chris DiCapua and Oscar Cabrera show their certificate of marriage following a ceremony at Philadelphia City Hall. Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Couples Wed at Phila. City Hall To Usher In New Era of Pa. Same-Sex Marriage

“I now pronounce you husband and husband — you may seal your vows with a kiss!” Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper told Oscar Cabrera and Chris DiCapua, the first same-sex couple to marry at Philadelphia City Hall since the ban was overturned.

05/23/2014

(Montgomery County register of wills D. Bruce Hanes, in 2013 file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Montco, Leading The Way For Same-Sex Marriages, Now Sidelined on Issuing Licenses

Now that marriage equality is a reality in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Montco register of wills D. Bruce Hanes is still feeling the pain of his insubordination.

05/22/2014

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Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Ban Overturned By Judge

A federal court judge had struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage.

05/20/2014

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Drexel Students Partner With H.S Students With Cerebral Palsy For Dance Performance

A group of Drexel University dance students spent the past six months partnering with high school students with cerebral palsy and they are counting down to a big performance.

05/18/2014

A black student, Nathaniel Steward, 17, recites his lesson surrounded by white fellows and others black students, 21 May 1954 at the Saint-Dominique school, in Washington, where for the first time in USA the Brown v Board of Education decision which outlaws segregation in state schools is applied. (credit: STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Today Marks 60th Anniversary Of Landmark Brown Vs. Board Of Education Decision

The landmark Brown versus Board of Education decision that de-segregated public education in America turns 60 today.

05/17/2014

(Cara Palladino and Isabelle Barker chat with a supporter outside the US Courthouse in Philadelphia, where their challenge to the Pa. "Defense of Marriage Act" is being heard.   Photo by Cherri Gregg

Battle Over Pa. Gay Marriage Law Is Joined in US Court in Philadelphia

Five cases are currently pending in courts across Pennsylvania, including one brought by Cara Palladino and Isabelle Barker, who were legally married in another state.

05/15/2014

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SCOPA: Police No Longer Need Warrants To Search Cars In Pa.

A recent ruling from Pennsylvania’s highest court could have a big impact on your privacy rights during a car stop.

05/15/2014

February 19, 2014: (At a center city press conference, classmates of Darrin Manning sit behind (L-R) Paula Peebles of National Action Network Pa.; Veronica Joyner, principal at Manning's school; Lewis Small, Manning's attorney; Ikea Coney, Manning's mother; and Darrin Manning.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Honor Student Who Claims Genitals Manhandled During Police Patdown Reaches Agreement On Criminal Charges

For months, Mathematics Civics and Sciences Charter School student Darrin Manning faced aggravated assault, simple assault and other charges in connection with a January 7th pat down. But his attorney William Buckman says they’ve hammered out the charges with the DA’s office.

05/14/2014

(A Philadelphia police officer examines the car in which Phillippe Holland was shot and severely wounded by undercover Philadelphia police during a confusing confrontation that escalated.  Credit: CBS-3)

Community, Fundraising For Pizza Deliveryman Shot By Phila. Cops, Wants Answers

Philippe Holland was left in critical condition following the April 22nd shooting, near 51st Street and Baltimore Avenue. The official word from police was that the shooting may have been the result of a “misunderstanding.”

05/13/2014

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