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Strike Across Pa. Gives Perspective on City Teachers’ Contract

by Eldon Graham When educators are fed up, they let it be known. That is what happened last week when the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Schools began a strike that lasted three days – and ended with them receiving a new contract for the first time in almost two years. The State […]

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Community Comes Out For Rejuvenation Fundraiser

By Eldon Graham On a usually warm sunny October Sunday morning, a community came together to return green to Bainbridge Street. Oct. 16 was the inaugural Bainbridge Green Brunch Festival, which organizers hope will become an annual fundraiser to raise money and bring awareness and support to Bainbridge Green, the two-block stretch of Bainbridge Street […]

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Champion Teacher, Strong Programs at Andrew Jackson School

by Eldon Graham Excellence on the job is an achievement that all too often goes unrecognized. But when a local teacher was recognized last week, it was as heart-warming as it was well deserved. Jayda Pugliese, a South Philadelphia 5th-grade math and science teacher at Andrew Jackson Elementary School, was the recipient of the Milken […]

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Fundraiser Set for Bainbridge St. Remake

by Eldon Graham This Sunday, the Friends of Bainbridge Green, South Street Headhouse District, and Queen Village Neighbors will hold their first annual Bainbridge Green Brunch Festival. The event will take place on the south side of Bainbridge Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets. Jonathan Rubin, chair of Friends of Bainbridge Green, discusses what this […]

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On The Hill In City Hall: Philly Lawmakers Take Action

Council to Investigate Rash of Asian Business Robberies Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Councilman at Large David Oh which authorizes Council’s Committees on Public Safety, Commerce & Economic Development, and Global Opportunities and Creative/Innovative Economy to hold a public hearing concerning recent home invasions and armed robberies that have victimized Asian […]

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Clowns Causing Chaos Through Social Media

by Eldon Graham The month of October is known for bringing out fictional ghouls and goblins from and into all walks of life. But, as a rash of menacing clown threats have made clear, when these apparitions are embodied by persons unknown and used to strike terror and fear into the hearts of the innocent, […]

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ATOP BOK: A Night in the Clouds

By Eldon Graham In the heart of South Philadelphia, there lies an oasis, almost hidden in the clouds. The rooftop of the South Philadelphia landmark once known as Edward W. Bok Technical High School has been transformed into the panoramic Bok Bar. Monday, the bar hosted a well-attended event called “Up on the Roof,” where […]

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Up on the Roof: East Passyunk Fashion Show

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Joe Khan Seeks Pride in Philadelphia as District Attorney

by Cassie Hepler “Across the country, we’re seeing escalating tensions between law enforcement and the communities they serve. So it’s more important than ever for Philadelphians to be able to have trust and faith in our criminal justice system,” said Joe Khan, “This is a critical moment in our city’s history.” Khan is an early […]

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State Rep. Acosta’s Replacement Is Far from Decided

by Tony West Two things are certain: Sometime between tomorrow and Jan. 3, 2017, State Rep. Leslie Acosta (D-Kensington) will leave office, and her replacement will be nominated by the ward leaders of her heavily Latino 197th Legislative Dist. Who will replace her is very much up in the air, though. Ward leaders from the […]

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