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Every year, Philadelphia honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day to give back. Now in its 19th year, the Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is the largest MLK Day event in the country. More than 100,000 volunteers participated in 1,500 service projects in […]

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by Joe Shaheeli In an inauguration address marking the beginning of his third term, City Controller Alan Butkovitz put out the kind of ideas one would expect from a potential mayoral candidate … getting our local educational institutions to spend some of their budgets with city businesses. He told the crowd attending the inauguration of […]

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Frills And Chills At 2014 Philadelphia Mummers Parade

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Physicians Are Overwhelmed With Paperwork, Study Finds

As the New Year approaches and significant changes continue to impact the US health-care system, The Physicians Foundation – a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the work of practicing physicians and help facilitate the delivery of healthcare to patients – has identified five key areas that will have major effects on practicing physicians and […]

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MUMMERS PARADE: Congressional Outreach

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Happy New Year From South Philadelphia!

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JANNIE BLACKWELL: Santa Claus To The Homeless

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Mouina’s 22-Year-Old Christmas Tree Still Stands, With Evergreen Memories

BY RORY McGLASSON/ At first glance, the Christmas tree inside Mouina Karam’s S. Broad Street rowhome looks grody. Its balding branches and dried bark do not resemble the trees you see on Christmas cards. But then Karam starts singing the opening verse of Silent Night and the dead conifer in her front room suddenly appears to come alive. […]

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