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Politics: Councilwoman Brown Shows Service and Activism in the Community

Politics: Councilwoman Brown Shows Service and Activism in the Community

It was shortly after 11 o’clock on a brisk Friday morning in North Philadelphia. Folks at the Martin Luther King Jr. Senior Center at the corner of 21st Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue were carefully listening to safety tips from city officials at the center’s annual Senior Citizen Expo. Front-and-center stood Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, […]

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City Hall: Eight Statues That Help Tell The History of Philadelphia

City Hall: Eight Statues That Help Tell The History of Philadelphia

The plazas surrounding City Hall are enriched with iconic statues. From the 37-foot-tall monument of William Penn at the top of the building to the smaller statues scattered around the base of the structure, these figures are meant to memorialize the lives and accomplishments of Philadelphians of past eras. Locals and tourists hustle through their […]

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City Hall: Staffer’s Memorable Moments Include Paul Newman, Failed Grand Prix

City Hall: Staffer’s Memorable Moments Include Paul Newman, Failed Grand Prix

After serving 17 years in City Hall, Donald Tippett has just about seen it all. From working for Councilman Frank Rizzo Jr. to his role as office manager for Councilman David Oh, he said he’s learned a lot. He knows a lot about Philadelphia politics, and acknowledged his work has brought him some great opportunities. […]