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Rally Held in Memory of Woman Murdered Last Week While Waiting For Septa BusThe group, calling itself the "All Life Matters Coalition," gathered at 12th and Jefferson Streets, where newlywed mother of two Kim Jones was shot once in the back of the head in broad daylight.
School District Moving Forward With Sale Of William Penn H.S. Building To Temple UniversityThe 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.
Temple U. Buys Shuttered High School Building on North Broad StreetThe school district is selling the William Penn High School building to Temple University for $15 million.
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!"
North Philadelphia Job Fair Draws Eager Workers and EmployersThere was a long line of people waiting to speak to résumé experts and prospective employers.
Pennsylvania House Passes Payday Loans BillThe 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.
School Reform Commission OK's $900K Buyout For Ex-Superintendent AckermanWithout comment, the School Reform Commission has unanimously okayed the 900-thousand dolalr buyout for ex-superintendent Arlene Ackerman.
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