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CCP receives $3.9M grant for new Broadband Internet Pilot Program

BY: - August 11, 2023

Funded by a $2.9 million grant through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the pilot program is designed to bridge the digital gap and create jobs for residents in underserved communities.

Maria Quiñones Sánchez just made a big endorsement in Philly’s mayoral race. Why it matters

BY: - May 3, 2023

According to U.S. Census data, Latinos make up about 16% of Philadelphia residents and about 13% are registered to vote.

Center City District annual report highlights Philadelphia’s economic recovery

BY: - April 26, 2023

The report, which examines the latest trends in both in Center City and in the broader Philadelphia economy, highlights the resilience of the city’s housing markets and the continued confidence of investors and developers in Philadelphia’s downtown despite some ongoing challenges.

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Philadelphia mayoral candidates discuss how to help city’s unhoused residents

BY: - April 19, 2023

'I will break up the open-air drug market,' in Kensington, former City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart said.

Temple U. president asks for help to fight gun violence after campus police officer is killed

BY: - February 22, 2023

'We can’t fulfill our mission if we cannot keep our students safe,' Temple President Jason Wingard said.

Philadelphia City Council OKs resolution urging Congress to pass George Floyd Act

BY: - February 10, 2023

On Feb. 24, 2021, the police reform bill named for Floyd was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, which it subsequently passed. But in the U.S. Senate, negotiations between Republicans and Democrats broke down in September of that year, which stalled the legislation.

Nina Ahmad, women’s advocate and entrepreneur seeks open council seat

BY: - December 3, 2022

A native of Bangladesh, Ahmad came to the U.S. alone when she was 21 and improved her English by watching U.S. television shows and waiting tables at a diner. Later she earned a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Drexel University reduces tuition for community college transfers

BY: - September 17, 2022

The 'Drexel Promise' program aims to help community college students obtain a 4-year degree.

COMMENTARY

Krasner’s impressive actions speak louder than his imperfect words | Michael Coard

BY: - December 22, 2021

By Michael Coard At the outset, I must concede that I cannot defend the indefensible. District Attorney Larry Krasner was completely wrong on Dec. 6 when, during an unscripted interview, he extemporaneously said, “We don’t have a crisis of lawlessness. We don’t have a crisis of crime. We don’t have a crisis of violence.” Even […]

‘We are always on our knees:’ Haitians in Philly react to earthquake on island

BY: - August 17, 2021

Beyond the earthquake, Woodmark said the Caribbean island suffers from widespread violence, kidnappings and security concerns, all of which have prevented him from visiting his home more regularly in recent years.

Arbitrator’s ruling expected soon on Philly police contract

BY: - August 9, 2021

The FOP struck a deal with the Kenney administration over a one-year contract soon after the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the city in 2020. The contract expired Aug. 1.

COMMENTARY

Happy birthday, George Edwin Taylor. The first Black presidential candidate | Michael Coard

BY: - August 4, 2021

Taylor was born free in Little Rock to Bryant Taylor, an enslaved father, and raised by his free mother, Amanda Hines, in Alton, Illinois. Sadly, she passed away when he was just 8 years old. He then lived with a politically active Black foster family in Wisconsin and later attended Wayland University.