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For the thousands of hard-working Pennsylvanians in Philadelphia and across our commonwealth who are struggling to provide for themselves and their families, 2024 must be the year that our elected leaders in Harrisburg take action to increase the minimum wage. Raising the minimum wage, as all of our neighboring states have already done – or permitting the City of Philadelphia to do so at the local level – will help to alleviate poverty in Pennsylvania and ensure that every worker receives a fair, family-sustaining wage.
Restaurant Week on East Passyunk
What’s for dinner? East Passyunk has a few suggestions. Starting Feb. 26, South Philly’s East Passyunk Avenue will once again host its annual East Passyunk Restaurant Week, featuring more than 20 award-winning and new restaurants. Presented by the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, the 12th annual East...
Eagles, Haason Reddick want the same things
Will the Eagles really part ways with Haason Reddick?. One of the most head-scratching stories to come out of Super Bowl week was the news that the Eagles had given their star edge rusher permission to seek a trade with other teams from around the National Football League. The report...
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Latinos Educando Juntos receives $110K grant
Latinos Educando Juntos, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering the Latino community through education, announced a $110,000 grant from the William Penn Foundation. This grant will enable LEJ to expand its early childhood mentorship program, LatinLift!, with support from Hope Partnership for Education, Learn, Empower, Grow Consulting Group and Esperanza College.
Adopt this lovable ham
Drew is a lovable guy who was found as a stray. He was a timid and underweight dog with pneumonia and poor skin condition. With the loving care of his amazing foster, Drew has blossomed to a lovable ham of a dog. Drew is happy, healthy and confident, with a beautiful smile and shiny coat.
Bring Nugget into your life
Nugget was left abandoned in a car a day after Christmas. The car was covered in feces and he needed to be broken out by police. He is fostered with other dogs and children. He recently had a sleepover at a volunteer’s house who has a few cats and did well.
Philabundance launches ‘Spread the Love’ campaign. Philabundance has launched its Spread the Love campaign, which will run through the end of February. The initiative aims to collect food, raise funds and increase awareness about food insecurity during a traditionally slow time of year post-holiday giving. Its goal is to collect and distribute 40,000 jars of peanut butter and nut butter alternatives in celebration of Philabundance’s 40th anniversary.
Shapiro lays out budget priorities for coming year
Gov. Josh Shapiro unveiled a three-tier budget proposal for Pennsylvanians. Shapiro hopes to “Get Stuff Done,” “Create Opportunity” and “Advance Real Freedom” for all Keystone State residents. “This year, we have a real chance to build safer communities, become more competitive economically and invest...
Marconi Plaza improvements coming
South Philly’s Marconi Plaza will soon see upgrades to enhance and beautify the more than 100-year-old park. Plans have been in the making since a series of community workshops began in April, 2022, seeking input from nearby residents. The results, collected by a hired design team, Land Collective, yielded needs in four main areas including the desire to create a revitalized park, improve accessibility, create a civic core and active edge, and to make it a welcoming place for all.
A journey in support of Palestine
Faith leaders, activists and artists gathered at the Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on South 6th Street before taking part in a pilgrimage from Independence Hall to the White House in Washington, D.C. to urge President Biden to call for an end to the war in Palestine. The pilgrimage...
Valentine’s Day Workshop – From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Street Health, 2310 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. Dr. Deborah Roebuck discusses “Ways to Love Your Heart and Love Yourself.” Lunch will be provided. RSVP: 267-758-7807. February 17. Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of...
Letters to the Editor
Police killings and violence have been increasing across the USA since 2020 during and after COVID-19. But in some cases besides the police officers making a horrifying mistake with shooting an unarmed person, the killings are amongst our own black and brown people. We are harming each other without hesitation or restraint. And most to all of the murders are being committed by guns. Here in Philadelphia, a solution that will help is the banning of ghost guns. On Jan. 17, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 777, sponsored by state Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-181st dist.) and Morgan Cephas (D-192nd dist.).
Howard hits grand moment for Audenried
Good things come in three. Universal Audenried senior Aniyah Howard became the third active player at her school to reach the 1,000-point milestone in girls high school basketball this season. Howard scored her 1,000th point on Feb. 13 in a 17-point effort during an 89-32 victory over William L. Sayre...
A platform to see and hear local artists
Local artists now have a platform to be both seen and heard, thanks to a popular program created by Craig Stover. With more than 70 episodes under his belt, Stover has upped his efforts to continue ArtShow on a weekly basis. Fridays at 5 p.m. on Stover’s YouTube channel is the perfect place to learn about local artists and their most recent creations.
Super Bowl has lessons for Eagles
It’s hard to imagine that only a year ago, the Eagles found themselves playing in a Super Bowl. For everyone who had recovered enough from this year’s late-season Eagles collapse to tune back into football, there was plenty to see as the Chiefs and 49ers faced off in Las Vegas. And not just commercials, Usher and the occasional glimpse of random pop music superstars.
New leader for FDR Park
A lifelong South Philadelphian will step into a new role to lead FDR Park. John Murawski was named new FDR Park Director and will succeed Justin DiBerardinis, who held the position the last four years. DiBerardinis signed on as the new executive director for the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, in charge of protecting the 30-square-mile urban creek system.
Letters to the Editor
As a parent, grandmother and retired lifelong educator, I read with great interest Dave Rowan’s op-ed on school choice (“School Choice Week underscores need for multiple educational pathways,” Jan. 31). While I can agree that a ZIP code can go a long way toward deciding a child’s...
State Police see cadet applications rise with updated standards
The Pennsylvania State Police are heralding a significant increase in applications for its most recent cadet selection cycle. The uptick in applications this cycle is the second since Gov. Josh Shapiro waived a college credit requirement for applicants. Each three-month cycle corresponds with a new incoming cadet class. The latest...
Scanlon resolution recognizes youth mentoring programs. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, chair of the Congressional Youth Mentoring Caucus, joined Congressman Don Bacon in introducing a resolution recognizing January 2024 as National Mentoring Month, a time to celebrate the impact of mentoring relationships and raise awareness about the increased need for caring adults to become mentors to youth in their communities.
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