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Philadelphia Unemployment Rate Drops, Mayor Nutter Announces In Swan Song

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Alan Greenberger announced today Philadelphia’s unemployment rate has dropped to 5.9%, the lowest in Philadelphia since April 2008 before the recession and a full percentage point lower than when Mayor Nutter took office in January 2008. In addition, there are more Philadelphians employed than at […]

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Helen Gym Goes To The Head Of The Freshman Class

by Tony West Many people find careers in educational leadership. But in Philadelphia, where school achievement has been in short supply for decades, educational leadership has more often been a stumbling block than a stepping stone to high public office. Helen Gym has carved out an unusual career as a leader against the educational establishment, […]

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Clean Air Council Points To Energy Solutions Refinery For Pollution Problem

by Monica Robinson The Clean Air Council points to the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery in Point Breeze as a major source of air pollution in the city. It “has been in constant violation of the Clean Air Act for the past several years and is a high priority violator as defined by the EPA (The […]

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Mummers Ready To Strut!

by Maria Merlino As the Clevemore Fancy Brigade practiced in the school yard at 9th & Oregon Avenue on a recent Sunday, the sun was shining and the temperature was 54 degrees. Not really the cold conditions of past Decembers; still, everyone was decked out in the red, white and black colors of the club. […]

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Updated Dec. 31st

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Jan. 4-  Inaugural Ceremonies for new Administration, City Council and Jurists. Open hose Council offices at 2 pm, Mayor Kenney at Fund for School District Reception at Convention Center at 5 pm, and at Inaugural Block Party, Convent Center at 6:30 P.M. Jan. 7- Derek Green hosts Inaugural Celebration at 1925 Lounge, 111 S. 17th […]

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Enjoying Spirit of Giving Throughout Philadelphia

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Updated Dec. 24th

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Dec. 28-          Kwanzaa Program at Audenreid HS, 31st & Tasker Sts., 6 p.m. Adults $10, children $5. For info (215) 385-0214. Dec. 29-          New Year’s Celebration at home of Henry Nicholas, Local 1199C, 15th & Jefferson Sts., starting 3 p.m. Dec. 29-          Sean Stevens for State Rep campaign hosts Fundraiser at Black […]

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Port of Philadelphia Adds Mexican Shipping Traffic

Terminal Operator Holt Logistics Corp. and the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority have secured new shipping service to the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia that will link directly with port operations on the Gulf of Mexico. SeaLand, the intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, is launching a new line in 2016, its […]

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Rep. Taylor’s Bill Would Legalize Liquor Runs Out Of State

Legislation sponsored by State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast) to decriminalize the purchase of out-of-state wine and liquor has passed the House. “For decades people have driven into New Jersey and Delaware to purchase wines and spirits not available in Pennsylvania, which is illegal, though rarely enforced. When it is enforced, the consequences can be great […]

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3rd Annual Pattison Leader Ball Parties In Philadelphia

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