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POLS ON THE STREET: Gerrymander Fix May Help GOP

POLS ON THE STREET: Gerrymander Fix May Help GOP

BY JOE SHAHEELI If gerrymandering reform comes to Pennsylvania, it may come at the hands of the same Republicans who now appear to have gained from it. That’s because what goes around comes around – and they can even tell the date: 2021. Legislation promoted by the anti-gerrymandering lobbying group Fair Districts PA – SB […]

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Pokémon Go Brings Exploration to Neighborhood Libraries

By Eldon Graham The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has teamed up with Pokémon GO to encourage Philadelphia residents to explore their neighborhoods and libraries with the innovative augmented reality experience of the popular mobile game in which players can encounter Pokémon in the real world. Five libraries in Philadelphia will participate in […]

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OPINION: No More Nooses

              PA Rep. Jordan Harris Last week in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection, a noose was found hanging from a tree near 18th and Lombard streets. This is the second time in nearly two weeks that this has occurred. As an elected official whose district […]

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Palumbo Park 2.0

City Councilman Mark Squilla and Parks & Recreation Executive Director Kathryn Ott Lovell were on hand for a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome a host of improvements to Palumbo Park, located at 723 Catharine Street. Among the upgrades neighbors can now enjoy: new park benches, picnic tables, lighting, planted trees and landscaping.      Send […]

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Pool Season Kicks-Off from South Philly

South Philadelphia was the place to be on June 22 as Mayor Jim Kenney joined city officials at Murphy Recreation Center, located at Third and Shunk streets, to kick off the 2017 public pool season and also to dedicate Murphy’s newly renovated playground. The mayor blew the ceremonial whistle to officially open the pools throughout […]

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East Passyunk Celebrates Italian National Day

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Ramping Up Summer Camps

BY ELDON GRAHAM Andy Williams’ classic Christmas song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” will no doubt be heard being sung by Philadelphia schoolchildren as they prepare to go on summer vacation. However, parents will be singing that same tune come September. Until then, students on summer vacation must occupy their time with […]

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By Eldon Graham Philadelphia’s largest block party returned this weekend to celebrate another year of Italian culture. The 102nd annual S. 9th Street Italian Market Festival is the nation’s oldest outdoor market, which brings together family, fun, and activities for all. The two-day festivities took place this past weekend. The festival was organized by Michele […]

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Pt.  Breeze Arson Investigation Begins

BY ELDON GRAHAM Point Breeze is still recovering from the alarming fire that tore through construction houses owned by South Philadelphia businessman Ori Feibush. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Philadelphia Field Division ruled that the cause of the fire was arson. Investigators have conducted a thorough examination of the fire scene and […]

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Bartram’s Garden Becomes A Trailhead

BY ELDON GRAHAM If you love biking, long walks, spring weather and fresh air, then the newly developed Bartram’s Mile Trail at Bartram’s Garden is a place for you to experience. The city finally completed its long-awaited community trail on the Southwest Philadelphia stretch of land along the Schuylkill River. Last Saturday, Mayor Jim Kenney, […]

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