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Politicians Gain Strong Support

Candidates Dwight Evans and Melissa Scott were out and about gaining much-needed support for their upcoming races in Tuesday’s election. See the turn out below.      Send article as PDF   

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School District Posts School Budget Books Online

Every year the School District of Philadelphia publishes two budget books annually for the public and District stakeholders: a School Budget book and a Consolidated Budget Book. The books have been posted online, the earliest they have been made available, and for the first time prior to the public Budget hearing, which is scheduled for […]

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April 14

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Councilman Curtis Jones hosts “Block Captain Boot Camp” at St. Joseph’s U., Mandeville, 5600 City Line Ave., 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wide range of service training; job training as paid caregivers. Each block captain asked to bring 2 youths 18-24 as Jr. Block Captains; first 10 will receive free driving lessons. 7” tablets for the first […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Welcome Aboard, School Board! Check Lifejackets

BY JOE SHAHEELI Philadelphia crossed a historic milestone when it recovered its own Board of Education, freed from State management as of July 1, 2018. Few are mourning this change, on either side of City Line Avenue. With important exceptions, the City doesn’t trust the State to deliver and the State doesn’t trust the City […]

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Exhibition Delves Deep into Rocky Culture

By Eldon Graham Da Vinci Art Alliance is proud to host “Rocky Re-Runs,” an art exhibition that both stands alone and is an extension of  a previous exhibition, known as “YO, PIRANESI!,” that DVAA hosted in 2017. Rocky Re-Runs assembles a group of young architects, artists, practitioners, and academics whose work responds to infrequently examined […]

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PUBLIC SERVANTS AT WORK, Apr. 5, 2018

Sabatina Taps April for Autism Awareness State Sen. John Sabatina (D-Northeast) won a resolution to designate April 2018 as Autism Awareness Month. “It is incredibly important to recognize all those who are on the autism spectrum, as well as their families and caregivers. We need to work to make sure that autism is not a […]

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Rowan Adds to String of Union Endorsements

South Philly native Jonathan J.R. Rowan’s campaign for state representative was endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. “JR Rowan has stood with and supported law enforcement for 20 years in the offices of two state senators,” said FOP President John McNesby. “Our officers need an experienced, qualified and proven representative who will […]

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In Philadelphia, 2 Giant Cranes Soar into the Future

The first visual affirmation of a new era of growth arrived at The Port of Philadelphia last Saturday. PhilaPort received its first two super post-Panamax cranes at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal after a 90-day journey from Shanghai, China. Manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries, the new cranes will be 13 feet taller than the […]

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Mar. 24-         Men for Positive Change hosts Youth Council Forum at Beckett Life Ctr., 1410 N. 16th St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Youth 12-18 invited to serve on council& take action. For info: William Mackey (215) 789-0463 or williamlmackey@gmail.com. Mar. 25-         State rep candidate Jeff Curry hosts “Playdate Friendraiser” at PIC, 42nd & Locust […]

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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Women on the Move in South Philly

Dawn Chavous “I’m not in the business of self-promotion,” admitted Dawn Chavous. She’s right: In her field of management consulting, one’s job is to promote others. But Chavous Consulting, LLC has built a quiet reputation since this Point Breeze resident founded it in 2010. The firm handles event planning and operations, fundraising for nonprofits, strategic […]

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