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A unique program in Philadelphia aims to decrease LGBTQ homelessness

In Philadelphia, there's a unique program unlike almost any other in the country, dedicated to helping queer and trans people find affordable housing. LGBTQ people are twice as likely to experience homelessness. In Philadelphia, there's a unique program that aims to address that. Michaela Winberg of member station WHYY took a look at how it's working out.
PHILADELPHIA, PA
IN FAIRVIEW VILLAGE

‘We Have Hope’: Day Of Prayer For Ukraine Held In Philadelphia, Around World

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Wednesday was a day of prayer for Ukrainians around the world, including here in Philadelphia. Meantime, local Ukrainians are having their voices heard. United in prayer and with a common plea: peace in Ukraine. “The tension raises that concern of peace, safety and lives,” Father Roman Pitula said. Father Pitula is the rector at Philadelphia’s Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. At the direction of Pope Francis, a so-called marathon prayer service was held here and at other Ukrainian churches around the world. “We have hope. Hope for better, hope for future, hope for life and hope for peace,” Pitula said. Meanwhile,...
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Atlantic City Press

Camden's Woodrow Wilson High School renamed Eastside High

Camden’s Woodrow Wilson High School will now be called Eastside High to break from the segregationist views and practices of the former president and New Jersey governor. Superintendent Katrina McCombs announced the new name for one of its two traditional high schools during a board advisory meeting Tuesday night. It was approved by a 6-2 vote; one board member was absent.
CAMDEN, NJ

Revolutionary Pub crawlers cross the Delaware

The Revolutionary Pub Crawl is a winter tradition in the Lambertville/New Hope, Pennsylvania, area. This year, the annual event was held on Saturday, Jan. 22. At about noon on that day, crawlers, led by fife and drum, departed from the Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn bound for New Hope. The crawlers stopped at a handful of pubs as well as a CBD shop; at each New Hope location there was a historical presentation, light fare and a drink.
NEW HOPE, PA
thesandpaper.net

Pinelands Commission Swears in Three New Gubernatorial Appointees

The New Jersey Pinelands Commission, tasked with protecting the state’s 938,000-acre Pine Barrens, swore in three new gubernatorial appointees to its 15-member board of directors earlier this month. Theresa Lettman, Laura E. Matos and Davon McCurry – nominated by Gov. Phil Murphy and approved by the state Senate – took the oath of office during the Jan. 14 virtual meeting of this independent state agency.
BURLINGTON, NJ
Morning Times

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Inquirer. January 18, 2022. Editorial: State lawmakers must seize on an opportunity to upgrade public transit in Pa. In Pennsylvania, the conversation around public transit often involves an awful lot of “remember when.”. Remember when the Pennsylvania Railroad was the world’s largest corporation and paid out dividends for...
PENNSYLVANIA STATE
Delaware County Daily Times

Receiver questions feasibility of publicly owned water system for Chester

The city Receiver’s Office questioned the feasibility of keeping the Chester Water Authority in public hands as CWA officials questioned the motives of the Receiver. During the Municipal Financial Recovery Advisory Committee meeting, Vijay Kapoor presented a report entitled, “Water System Monetization Evaluation Progress,” which outlined concerns the Receiver has about unanswered questions associated with the Chester Water Authority and its operations.
CHESTER, PA