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Education: Five Schools Impacted By Budget Cuts

Education: Five Schools Impacted By Budget Cuts

As education budget cuts have spread throughout the state of Pennsylvania, building closures present a way for school districts to quickly lower their costs. In Philadelphia, a large wave of closings occurred in 2013. During this time, the School District of Philadelphia closed 23 schools to help shrink a looming financial deficit of more than […]

 By Gillian Francella

Overbrook: Teen Death Sets Back Struggle to Change Neighborhood Image

Overbrook: Teen Death Sets Back Struggle to Change Neighborhood Image

[vimeo 63675884] Tragedy struck the Tustin Recreation Center Thursday afternoon when 17-year-old Bernard Scott was caught in the crossfire of gunshots that erupted during a fight on 59th and Lancaster. Scott was an innocent bystander, police said. Scott staggered across the street to Little Caesars Pizzeria and was taken to Lenakenau Medical Center by  Antwain Gardener. The victim was later pronounced […]

 By Christie Francis and Stephanie Klock

Al Dia: Hispanic Group Cuts Quit Smoking Campaign Because of Lack of Funds

Al Dia: Hispanic Group Cuts Quit Smoking Campaign Because of Lack of Funds

Despite the need for tobacco cessation programs in Philadelphia, funding for Concilio’s program to support Latino individuals who want to quit smoking ended last week. Concilio, the oldest Latino organization in the city at 705-09 N. Franklin St., provided individual and group sessions with face-to-face counseling in Spanish as well as one month of free nicotine […]