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Mayor Nutter held a press conference to announce the temporary closing of the One Parkway tower. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Burst Water Pipe Closes One Parkway Tower

Nearly 2,000 city workers got an unexpected day off today after a burst water pipe forced the closure of their Center City office tower.

04/16/2014

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Mom in SEPTA Bus Video Indicates Daughter May Be In Protective Custody

The video posted last Thursday has drawn critical comments by those outraged at the sight of the little girl trying to hold her mother’s head up as the woman folds into an intermittent stupor.

03/11/2014

Mayor Nutter helps open the new SVU in Philadelphia (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Facility Opens In Philadelphia To Help Sex Crime Victims Cope

The new facility in Hunting Park combines agencies that deal with the aftermath of sex crimes.

08/26/2013

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DHS Increasing Efforts To Help Teens Find Longterm Homes

The Department of Human Services in Philadelphia is boosting its efforts to help get teenagers out of group homes and institutions, and into long term foster care.

08/24/2013

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Department Of Human Services Releases Annual Report, Update On Initiative For Children

The Department of Human Services released its annual report this week. DHS commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose sat down with KYW Newsradio to discuss changes at the agency over the past year.

03/23/2013

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Philadelphia Service Agency Begins Commercial Cooking Classes for Clients

There are 17 young adults in the first “Culinary Connections” class, sponsored by JEVS Human Services in Philadelphia.

12/04/2012

DHS Commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose (left) and City Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez (right). (Credit: City of Philadelphia TV)

DHS Head: ‘Lessons To Be Learned’ From Khalil Wimes Case

Anne Marie Ambrose, Commissioner of the Department of Human Services, was testifying at a city council budget hearing when one lawmaker asked about the Khalil Wimes case.

05/01/2012

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Nutter: DHS Did Not Have Open Case On Deceased 6-Year-Old Khalil Wime

City officials say the Department of Human Services did not have an ‘open case’ with the six-year-old boy who died this week, allegedly at the hands of his parents in their Point Breeze neighborhood. Relatives of the young victim say the Family Court system should never have returned Khalil Wimes to their care.

03/23/2012

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Police: Mother Charged After Leaving Children Alone In South Philadelphia Home

Authorities removed two children early Friday morning from a South Philadelphia home after it was discovered they had been left alone in “deplorable condition”.

03/02/2012

File Photo: Dr. Donald Schwarz, Philadelphia's deputy mayor for health and opportunity.  (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Warn State Cuts Will Decimate Mental Health Services Here

Dr. Donald Schwarz says he has “not seen anything like this before.”

02/21/2012

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New Initiative in Philadelphia Requires DHS Workers To Explain Abuse To Kids

A new Philadelphia ordinance that went into effect January 1st provides an added layer of protection for the city’s most vulnerable children.

01/01/2012

DHS Provides 52 Needy Families With Thanksgiving Dinner

More than fifty Philadelphia families received the makings for a Thanksgiving feast on Saturday.

11/19/2011

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Philadelphia-Area Agencies Put Call Out For More Foster Parents

A change in the way that services are being dispensed to needy children in our area has resulted in the need for more foster parents in Philadelphia.

07/21/2011

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Jury Selection Begins In Danieal Kelly Wrongful Death Case

Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the trial of the final three defendants charged in connection with the neglect and starvation death of 14-year-old Danieal Kelly in 2006.

06/30/2011

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Truancy: A Major Urban Problem

Truancy is a problem in major urban areas. In Philadelphia 10,000 students, or 6% of the public school population, have 10 or more unexcused absences.

06/22/2011

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