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The former William Penn High School, on North Broad Street at Master.  (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

School District Moving Forward With Sale Of William Penn H.S. Building To Temple University

The sale was blocked while a community group challenged it in court. But the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week – without comment – denied the William Penn Development Corporation’s request for an injunction to stop the sale on grounds the district improperly sped-up the process.

08/23/2014

The former William Penn High School, on North Broad Street at Master.  (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Temple U. Buys Shuttered High School Building on North Broad Street

The school district is selling the William Penn High School building to Temple University for $15 million.

06/20/2014

(Francis Gibbs addresses an antiviolence rally outside the office of Pa. Rep. Curtis Thomas.  Credit: John McDevitt)

PHA Housing Residents Demand End To Gun Violence In Their Community

“We are going to stop the violence,” said Francis Gibbs, president of the PHA development Warnock Village. “You with these guns — we’re coming!”

06/28/2013

(Credit: Michelle Durham)

North Philadelphia Job Fair Draws Eager Workers and Employers

There was a long line of people waiting to speak to résumé experts and prospective employers.

10/25/2012

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Pennsylvania House Passes Payday Loans Bill

The state House has passed a bill that would regulate so-called “payday” loans over the objections of members who say the legislation will make the problem worse.

06/07/2012

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

School Reform Commission OK’s $900K Buyout For Ex-Superintendent Ackerman

Without comment, the School Reform Commission has unanimously okayed the 900-thousand dolalr buyout for ex-superintendent Arlene Ackerman.

08/24/2011

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