Philly’s reassessment hurting African Americans, seniors on fixed incomes
By Stephen Williams PHILADELPHIA — Rosalee Cooper, president of the Ridge Allegheny Hunting Park Association, says many of her neighbors are worried and confused about the city’s reassessment of their homes. When she checked on the city’s website, the value of her home was $127,000, about double from last year, when it was $64,000. “That […]
Philly city officials, Philly Housing Authority collaborate for violence prevention
"Our objective is to provide ... social services support and resources,' PHA President and CEO Kelvin Jeremiah said.
Oney Judge, enslaved by George Washington, made a great escape — and history | Michael Coard
This is a story that every American should know. And it's a movie Hollywood should make right now.
Thousands in Philly have arrests, convictions hurting job chances
The legal clinics will be conducted by Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) Community Legal Services (CLS) and the Defender Association of Philadelphia.
Philly schools are screening middle schoolers for weapons
'We understand that there are mixed emotions about this,' district spokesperson Monica Lewis said of the move.
Philly Parking Authority drops demand that city schools repay $10.8M
City Council President Darrell Clarke said he was pleased that the parking authority and the city resolved their financial dispute.
Ex-offenders who complete reentry program eligible for Philly Housing Authority housing
The program, which started in 2015, has been so successful that PHA officials made the decision to expand it.
Brother of 2 MOVE bombing victims calls for Philly to release their remains
“They are my sisters. They are my immediate family,” Lionell Dotson Sr., said at a news conference outside City Hall last week. “They took them from me. They are holding them like they are trophies."
Philly City Council ‘turns the key’ on affordable housing program
The "Turn the Key" program will provide 1,000 affordable houses through City Council’s Neighborhood Preservation Initiative (NPI).
Philly Sen. Haywood, Mayor Kenney to discuss gun violence solutions after sit-in
By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania Sen. Art Haywood, who has been holding a sit-in at City Hall, has reached one of his objectives: a meeting with Mayor Jim Kenney for later this week. The meeting is in response to a sit-in Haywood started last week in front of Kenney’s office.The Philadelphia Tribune reported that […]
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When the racist, selective prosecution of Black elected officials began in 1868, it was wrong. It's still wrong today.
Community College of Philadelphia, Philly Housing Authority team up to offer student housing
'We are doing everything in our power to ease the burdens our students face,' college President Donald Generals said.