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(Thousands of hopeful job applicants showed up at a May 17th job fair for ex-offenders.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

2013 IN REVIEW: New Programs, New Title For Philadelphia’s Ex-Offenders

On May 17th, a city-sponsored job fair for ex-offenders was abruptly canceled when thousands of applicants swarmed the Municipal Services Building.

12/25/2013

(Thousands of hopeful job applicants showed up at a May 17th job fair for ex-offenders.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Local Group Makes Final Preparations For Re-Do Of Ex-Offender Job Fair

City officials are making final preparations to re-do its job fair for Philadelphia ex-offenders, less than two weeks after a similar event was shut down because of the huge turnout.

06/01/2013

(The first annual Kidney Action Day, on the plaza near Broad and JFK Blvd.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Holds Its First Annual ‘Kidney Action Day’ To Fight Deadly Diseases

Bright sunshine and a chance to get a free checkup brought big crowds to the plaza outside the Muncipal Services Building, on JFK Boulevard across from City Hall.

05/03/2013

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Blue-Collar School Employees Plan Budget Protest In Center City

A group of blue-collar school employees, including bus drivers, are expected to gather in Center City today for a noontime protest at the Municipal Services Building.

05/23/2012

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Occupy Philadelphia Members Serve Homeless To Protest Outdoor Feeding Ban

The City of Philadelphia held a hearing at the Municipal Services Building in Center City on Thursday to give public comment on the new outdoor feeding ban. There was opposition to the ban, both inside and outside of the building.

03/16/2012

(A Philadelphia police officer posts a "vacate" notice Wednesday evening on Dilworth Plaza.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Nutter Tells Occupy Philly: Stay Put While We Review Your Relocation Plan

The protesters said they had begun to move on Thursday night because they expected eviction, but Mayor Nutter doesn’t understand why they thought that.

11/18/2011

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‘Occupy Philly’ Protesters’ Attempt To Move Camp Rebuffed By Police

The ‘Occupy Philly’ Protesters are attempting to move their camp from Dilworth Plaza outside of City Hall to Thomas Payne Plaza, which is outside of the Municipal Services Building.

11/17/2011

(A tent part of the Occupy Philly protests on Dilworth Plaza. Credit: Jim Melwert)

‘Occupy Philadelphia’ Formally Applies To Relocate

Mayor Michael Nutter says the “Occupy Philadelphia” movement has now formally applied to relocate its encampment across the street from City Hall to the plaza outside the Municipal Services Building.

11/17/2011

Dilworth Plaza outside City Hall has been transformed into a campsite during the Occupy Philadelphia movement. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Occupy Philly Runs Into Trouble As They Move Their Camp

A structure called a heating station was built on the Municipal Services Building plaza between Saturday night and Sunday morning. But it’s been removed.

11/07/2011