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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 […]

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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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Politics: Hillary for America Campus Organizers Work to Mobilize College Student Votes

Politics: Hillary for America Campus Organizers Work to Mobilize College Student Votes

The Millennial generation makes up about 31 percent of the voting population for this upcoming election. For this current election cycle both the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, and the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, have voiced their platforms to Millennials as a method to mobilize their vote with the generation. A portion of this demographic has yet […]

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Northern Liberties: Tax Reform Plans Separate Trump, Clinton

Northern Liberties: Tax Reform Plans Separate Trump, Clinton

As this unpredictable election season enters its final week, tax reform is easily overshadowed by the new scandal of the day. But without taxes, the government wouldn’t have the money to build a border wall or fund universal health care. The candidates’ tax plans are a cornerstone of their economic agendas and, at the same […]

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Brewerytown: Community Members Use Social Media to Follow Local and National Politics

Brewerytown: Community Members Use Social Media to Follow Local and National Politics

As tensions run high regarding the impending 2016 presidential election, members of the Brewerytown are turning to social media to stay involved. State Rep. Donna Bullock, whose office is located in Brewerytown, is also using social media to bring these issues closer to home. According to the Brewerytown Neighborhood Plan, the area faced many issues concerning […]

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South Philadelphia: Charles Santore Library Offers Help to Immigrants

South Philadelphia: Charles Santore Library Offers Help to Immigrants

Jean Solar came to the United States from Chile two years ago. Despite his professional training as an engineer in his home country, Solar has been unable to secure a work visa in the United States and is struggling to assimilate to the culture. He hopes that by spending time learning English and exploring the city, he […]

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Fishtown: All-Female Collective Dances With Eye Toward Election

Fishtown: All-Female Collective Dances With Eye Toward Election

On Election Day, femme. collective will cast a vote for president that is sprinkled with lady power. Femme. collective is a Fishtown-based, all-female group of dancers and artists who support feminism. The core group, of less than a dozen women, holds frequent meetings to talk about their productions in collective founder Loren McFalls’ home. This has […]

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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. […]

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