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City Hall: POWER Urges City Council To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour

City Hall: POWER Urges City Council To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour

Members of the Philadelphia POWER community (pictured above) gathered at City Hall council chambers to voice their concerns and support the introduction of living wage legislation on Thursday, Sept. 27. The measure, if approved, will raise the minimum wage for city contract and subcontract workers under the Philadelphia 21st century minimum wage and benefits standard. […]

 

Hunting Park: Bodegas and Bodyshops Revive The Economy of North 5th Street

Hunting Park: Bodegas and Bodyshops Revive The Economy of North 5th Street

Specks of sawdust shimmered in the sunlight as the shrill of power tools echoed throughout the skeleton of a body shop. The sight is no longer uncommon along the 5th Street Corridor of North Philadelphia, between Luzerne and Wyoming streets, but rather serves as evidence to the recent economic influx of Hunting Park. “I’ve been […]

 

South Philadelphia: Community Groups Work Together To Stop Notario Fraud

South Philadelphia: Community Groups Work Together To Stop Notario Fraud

For many years, notary frauds have been common occurrences in South Philadelphia’s immigrant community. However, recently more initiatives to help victims of “notario” fraud are developing in Philadelphia, which would create stronger ties between law officials and the city’s flourishing immigrant population. Notarios públicos – “notary publics” in English – disguise as legitimate law offices […]