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Project HOME’s Latest Project Brings Homes And Opportunities To Chinatown

Officials say most low-income families can’t afford the rent in Center City.

09/17/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, third from left, speaks with reporters at the Vatican.  Image from Vatican TV)

Planning Goes On While Awaiting Pontiff’s Official Word on Phila. Visit, Chaput Says

Philadelphia’s archbishop is in Rome for planning sessions for the World Meeting of Families event, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia.

09/16/2014

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Police: Baby Of Pregnant Woman Shot Dead In Frankford Dies

The newborn baby of a pregnant mother who was shot and killed in Philadelphia’s Frankford section has died, police say.

09/15/2014

(Janet Haas announces the William Penn Foundation's historic grant to the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

William Penn Foundation Donates $25 Million to Free Library of Philadelphia

There was a standing ovation from library, civic, and community leaders as Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation delivered the news.

09/11/2014

Joanna Otero-Cruz, executive director of El Concilio, talks about the upcoming Puerto Rican Day parade and festival during a City Hall news conference on Wednesday. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Organizers Of Philadelphia’s Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade And Festival Invite Entire Community To Take Part

Joanna Otero-Cruz, executive director of El Concilio, says this year’s parade will feature some 1,500 participants.

09/10/2014

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Delco Man Charged With Peeping Into Neighbors’ Apartments

Upper Darby police superintendent Michael Chitwood says 25-year-old Darren Brown is being held in lieu of $40,000 bail, charged with loitering and prowling at night, and indecent exposure.

09/09/2014

(Bradford Heights Elementary principal Michael Solon, with some of his students.  Photo from school web site, used with permission.)

Downingtown School Principal Who Died Suddenly is Fondly Remembered

Dr. Michael Solon was in his ninth year as principal at Bradford Heights Elementary School when, at the age of 50, he died suddenly over the weekend.

09/09/2014

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South Jersey Councilman Not Abandoning Idea Of Attaching President Obama’s Name To Public Building

The Willingboro Township, New Jersey councilman who stirred community controversy with an attempt to rename the former JFK High School in honor of President Barrack Obama says he hasn’t given up on the idea of recognizing the sitting president.

09/08/2014

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11 Arrested As Protesters Demanding Better Wages Block Center City Street

Fast food workers demanding a $15-per-hour minimum wage marched down Broad Street, blocking traffic and chanting, eventually converging on a McDonald’s at Broad and Arch.

09/04/2014

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Phila. Man Gets Long Prison Term For Sex Trafficking 3 Teen Girls

US District Court judge Joel Slomsky sent 26-year-old Rashaad McIntyre to jail for 22 years.

09/03/2014

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PGW Customers Will Be Getting A Break On Gas Bills

PGW says gas rates will dip about 7% for residential heating customers between now and November 30th because of the lower price the utility is paying for natural gas.

09/03/2014

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Head Of Philadelphia Pastors Network Encourages Spiritual Leaders To Speak Out On Controversial Issues

On this Labor Day holiday, the head of the Philadelphia based American Pastors Network is troubled by a trend – Pastors unwilling to speak out on controversial issues from the pulpit.

09/01/2014

Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard announces the partnership outside the Promise Neighborhood Family Success Center in Camden, New Jersey. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Camden School District Launches New Neighborhood Partnership

Just days before the Sept. 2 opening of schools, the Camden School District is joining forces with the Center for Family Services in the Landing Square neighborhood to give parents more resources to help their children.

08/28/2014

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City Ready To Honor Taney Dragons With Parade Down Broad Street

Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons are being honored today for their recent performance in the Little League World Series with a parade down Broad Street.

08/27/2014

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Auxiliary Bishop From Philadelphia Becomes New Bishop Of Diocese Of Toledo

Philadelphia native, Bishop Daniel Thomas, who was ordained a priest in 1985 by Cardinal John Krol, and a bishop in 2006 by Cardinal Justin Rigali, takes the reins of a diocese that covers 19 counties in northwestern Ohio.

08/27/2014

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