Jun 19

Our sidewalks suck. What can the City do about it?

The 1900 block of Ringgold Street appears as many other blocks in North Philadelphia. A few people stand on the corner or lean against rowhomes and talk.

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May 24

Connecting young minds through code

After a tour of duty in Iraq, Sylvester Mobley came back home to Philadelphia with an idea: To improve his community by helping inner-city youth become master coders.

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May 18

School community gathers to condemn violence against student

The Philadelphia local school community gathered together yesterday in support of Benjamin Franklin High School student Brian Burney.

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May 04

Looking forward to better days

The last image that I saw of my dad, was when he was laying in his casket. He looked so peaceful and it was at that moment that I realized I would never hear from him again.

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Apr 20

The life and death of El Diario

El Diario La Prensa was once a proud newspaper to be a part of, but with the constant urge to stay relevant in today’s time the paper has been hit with a number of layoffs and may soon be gone for good.

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Feb 05

A one-stop resource fair for Latinos at CCP

Roxanna Encarnación, a Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) came to the U.S. in her early teens and went straight to CCP to obtain her education. An alumni of the 2010 class, Encarnación now works as a loan servicer at Finanta in Philadelphia. “It was really eye opening,” Encarnación said of her time attending classes for the first time at …

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Jan 29

Uber PA’s general manager calls PPA ‘a broken system’

Raymond Reyes signed up to join Uber, the popular ridesharing service, and everything seemed to be going well, he said, until one day in Center City he received a trick request.

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Jan 28

A Conversation with Black Hood’s Duane Swierczynski

The Black Hood is Philly’s answer to the comic book vigilante problem that we currently do not have. Although we have been visited by some of the more famous of super heroes, Superman did stop here in Philly for a “Cheese Steak sandwich” at one point. The Punisher stopped by once as well, and Thomas Elliot (Hush from Batman) resided in Philly for a time.

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Jan 27

Butkovitz unveils plans for potential drone usage

As part of an ongoing effort to explore how technology can be utilized to improve government function, City Controller Alan Butkovitz announced Wednesday that the city has been using drones to inspect dangerous buildings in neighborhoods across Philadelphia. Butkovitz and his team selected four locations around the city to test the drone’s capacity to make …

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Jan 22

Councilman wants kids on hoverboards to wear helmets, knee pads

Councilman William Greenlee wants to do something about the young users of the popular electric scooter balance board, nicknamed the hoverboard. Greenlee introduced the legislation Thursday and is hopeful that it will get passed. If successful, the bill would require parents to pay a $25 fine if their children are not wearing any type of …

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