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Immigration: Philadelphia Embraces Refugee Resettlement

Immigration: Philadelphia Embraces Refugee Resettlement

In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to end the country’s refugee resettlement program shortly after taking office, Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney signed an open letter requesting President Barack Obama and his administration to continue to protect immigrants, including those whose home countries are too unsafe to return to. In compliance with Governor Tom Wolf’s statement in 2015 […]

 

Politics: Philadelphia Works to Promote the Cannabis Industry

Politics: Philadelphia Works to Promote the Cannabis Industry

With medical marijuana now legal in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia business leaders and entrepreneurs are looking to get involved in the cannabis industry. Many who are new to the industry may seek the assistance of business accelerators, such as Greenhouse Ventures. Greenhouse Ventures is a Philadelphia based company that helps people start their cannabis businesses, primarily on […]

 

South Philadelphia: State Budget Impasse Keeps Schools ‘Frustrated’

South Philadelphia: State Budget Impasse Keeps Schools ‘Frustrated’

Deep in the basement of a four-story gothic-style building on 13th and Federal streets is the echo of small children beating against drums and strumming steel guitar strings. It’s an unlikely sound to come down its halls considering the building houses Andrew Jackson School, a K-8 public school with a budget that doesn’t even allow for a […]