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    Philly Courts Have Been Wrongfully Disqualifying Jurors For Years
    By Austin Nolen and Shealyn Kilroy For at least six years and possibly longer, Philadelphia court officials have wrongfully disqualified individuals from serving as jurors, according to data obtained by The Declaration, and this practice continues today for potential jurors who fill out their questionnaires online.

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Crime: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/l...

Crime: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/North-Philadelphia-Barbershop-Shooting-Robbery-Critical-Protection-Man-Children-469656053.html

    Armed Robbers Shoot Man Trying to Protect Kids in Barbershop
    A father of two is fighting for his life after he was shot while trying to protect three children from two gunmen during a robbery at a North Philadelphia barbershop.

4 hours ago

In West Philadelphia : http://www.westphillyl...

In West Philadelphia : http://www.westphillylocal.com/2018/01/19/staunch-opposition-to-new-garden-court-apartment-building-voiced-at-community-meeting/

    Staunch opposition to new Garden Court apartment building voiced at community meeting
    A crowd of about 70 people gathered to hear about a proposed 243-unit addition to the Garden Court Plaza complex on the 4700 block of Pine Street voted overwhelmingly against the plan.

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Greater Brewerytown CDC shared philly.com's p...

Crime: https://www.facebook.com/phillydotcom/posts/10155491003191656

    Four years after unsolved murder in Northern Liberties, Amber Long's mom tries to move on | Jenice Armstrong
    Death anniversaries are hard. Stephanie Long, the mother of Amber Long who was killed four years ago Friday, commemorates what for her is a difficult time of year by going to Florida and riding roller coasters, something her daughter loved.

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    Activists Call for Boycott of Philly Women's March Over "Collaboration" With Police
    In agreeing to security checkpoints and random searches, activists say, the event's white organizers have put women of color and trans individuals at risk. On Tuesday night, a Facebook post began to circulate calling for a boycott of Saturday's Women's March on Philadelphia over concerns about increased police surveillance and security measures that could potentially affect women of color.

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    Mantua artist's resistance pushes Philly to build a better grocery store | Inga Saffron
    Artist James Dupree was merely trying to hang on to his spacious Mantua studio when he challenged the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority's attempt to seize the workshop on Haverford Avenue for a massive, suburban-style supermarket. His bare-knuckle fight ended up saving the neighborhood.

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    Gov. Wolf taking steps to expand who gets OT pay in Pennsylvania
    About a year after a judge blocked a similar rule on the federal level, Gov. Tom Wolf plans to expand overtime pay for about 460,000 workers in ...

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    City Hall scores in predatory lending battle against Wells Fargo
    A federal judge in Philadelphia has rejected Wells Fargo's bid to dismiss the city's lawsuit accusing the bank of predatory lending practices targeting black and Hispanic borrowers, Reuters reports. The city claims that the lender's alleged "reverse redlining" violated the federal Fair Housing Act; Wells Fargo argued that Philadelphia "could not show that bank policies had a disparate impact on minority borrowers."

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    Employment Opportunities
    City of Philadelphia Job Opportunities Philadelphia Land Bank: http://www.philadelphialandbank.org/Resources/JobOpportunities PGW: https://www.pgworks.com/residential/careers PECO:https://www.peco.com/AboutUs/Pages/Careers.aspx PRA: Redevelopment: https://www.philadelphiaredevelopmentauthority.org/about-us/careers PIDC: Phila. Industrial Development Corp: http://www.pidcphila.com/who-we-are City of Philadelphia: http://www.phila.gov/pages/default.aspx Food Trust: http://thefoodtrust.org Parks and Recreations: http://www.phila.gov/parksandrecreation/pages/default.aspx District Wide...

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    Temple stadium moves forward, despite neighborhood opposition
    Temple University announced today that it is taking the next step forward on a controversial 35,000 seat stadium in the heart of North Philadelphia. The university plans to file proposals to the City Planning Commission for zoning tweaks, road closures, and a new Special Services District that will pave the way for a massive sports complex in the midst of a largely residential area.

26 hours ago



    Hatfield House: Let the neighborhood speak - Fairmount Park Conservancy
    On December 8, 2017, artists, community leaders, and neighbors came together at the Hatfield House, located at 33rd and Girard, to have a much needed Q&A about the Strawberry Mansion community and the many changes that have been occurring in the area.

26 hours ago

Philadelphia made the list: https://www.busin...

Philadelphia made the list: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180118005771/en/Amazon-Announces-Candidates-HQ2

    Amazon Announces Candidates for HQ2
    SEATTLE--()--(NASDAQ: AMZN)-Amazon reviewed 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to host HQ2, the company's second headquarters in North America.

28 hours ago

Wynnefield Branch (Free Library of Philadelph...

Join Ms. Susan for stories, songs, and interactive play. For children ages 2-5.

    Preschool Storytime
    Join Ms. Susan for stories, songs, and interactive play. For children ages 2-5.

30 hours ago



    Coming to a Block Near You: Rental Homes for Working Families
    Real estate investor Tawan Davis' firm sees an opportunity for working families in Philadelphia's distressed housing stock. In case you haven't noticed, rental housing has become the place where the action is in the residential real estate industry today.

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    New Philadelphia loan program offers hope to residents with homes in disrepair
    Living in aging housing while battling poverty, Philadelphia residents often have few resources to help fix up their homes. A new loan program launching this summer offers low- and middle-income homeowners low-interest home repair loans - as well as the chance to live in healthier, safer housing.

30 hours ago



    Officials: Report Philly water main breaks on social media
    The Philadelphia Water Department says it is still working around the clock to repair water main breaks across the city.

30 hours ago



    Answers for all your SEPTA Key questions
    On Monday, SEPTA will stop selling tokens at subway stations, taking a long-awaited leap forward in the neverending game of hopscotch that is the rollout of its new fare payment system, SEPTA Key. The end of station token sales represents a significant first step towards scrapping the fare coins entirely in 2019, a full five years after their original retirement date.

30 hours ago

Crime: Breaking,In the State Capital: http://...

Crime: Breaking,In the State Capital: http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/01/live_updates_police_reportedly.html

    Police possibly hurt in Harrisburg shooting: updates
    Before 6:30 this morning, after reports of shots fired in the area of South 18th and Mulberry streets in Harrisburg came unconfirmed reports of at least one police officer down. Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo said there was an officer-involved shooting in Harrisburg. "I can't confirm anything beyond that," he said.

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    3301 W GIRARD AVE Issued January 16, 2018 Comment

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Crime: http://6abc.com/2-teen-melees-in-as-m...

Crime: http://6abc.com/2-teen-melees-in-as-many-days-on-septa/2961136/

    2 teen melees in as many days on SEPTA
    SEPTA police said Tuesday's brawl, caught on a cell phone camera, started as a war of words between a group of teens on the trolley lines, then escalated at the subway surface entrance leading up to Dilworth Park. Then it allegedly became more than physical when 18-year-olds Theodore Smith and Timira Barlow got involved.

38 hours ago

Larry Wittig, ousted as state education honch...

Larry Wittig, ousted as state education honcho over sexual misconduct claims, still in charge in Tamaqua http://www.philly.com/philly/education/469765983.html

    Larry Wittig, ousted as state education honcho over sexual misconduct claims, still in charge in Tamaqua
    Within 24 hours of being accused of sexual misconduct, Larry Wittig resigned as president of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education, was removed from the president's leadership council at Drexel University, and was asked to give up his seat on the board of trustees at Philadelphia University-Thomas Jefferson University.

38 hours ago

Crime: http://6abc.com/police-man-murdered-w...

Crime: http://6abc.com/police-man-murdered-while-eating-sandwich-in-mini-mart/2961134/

    Police: Man murdered while eating sandwich in mini mart
    The bitter cold did not stop what police are calling an apparent execution Wednesday night. It happened inside a North Philadelphia corner store as the victim was eating a sandwich. Police said it was just after 7 p.m. that officers from the 25th District responded to numerous 911 call for gunshots inside the Brilliante Mini Market in the 3300 block of N.

41 hours ago

A new D.A. a change in attitude : http://www....

A new D.A. a change in attitude : http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/philly-juvenile-lifer-johnny-berry-da-larry-krasner-offers-time-served-chance-exoneration-20180117.html?amphtml=y&mobi=true&__twitter_impression=true

    A Philly juvenile lifer gets time served - and a chance at exoneration
    Philly's new DA negotiated a new sentence of 23 years to life that will make Johnny Berry eligible for parole immediately. And, as for Berry's claim of innocence, "he can continue to fight it on the street instead of in prison."

41 hours ago



    Philadelphia Water Department working at frantic pace to make service calls
    The brutal cold spell that settled into Philadelphia late last year and lingered into the new year is still wreaking havoc on Philadelphia's water-supply infrastructure. Numbers released Wednesday by the Philadelphia Water Department show just how enormous an impact the winter weather has had on customers throughout the city.

41 hours ago

Job Opportunities at SEPTA. Mason, Bus Drive...

Job Opportunities at SEPTA. Mason, Bus Driver, Electrician and more.... http://autohire.careershop.com/septajobs/JobSearch/JobSearchList.asp?View=Jobs

    Greater Brewerytown CDC
    Job Opportunities at SEPTA. Mason, Bus Driver, Electrician and more.... http://autohire.careershop.com/septajobs/JobSearch/JobSearchList.asp?View=Jobs

41 hours ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared Rep. Donna Bul...

From the Office of Pa. State Representative Donna J Bullock : https://www.facebook.com/RepDonnaBullock/videos/2044284672456351/

    Rep. Donna Bullock
    Putting #PeopleFirst is my top priority! As we head into a new year, you know you can count on me to fight for #GoodJobs, #QualitySchools, and #FairTaxes. Take a look at what the #Plan4PA is all about.

41 hours ago



    First Step Staffing comes to Philadelphia to employ homeless
    The nonprofit model, which has grown in Atlanta, bought part of the Philadelphia operations of On Time Staffing and will offer those positions to homeless individuals as they become available through attrition. - Harold Brubaker, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

43 hours ago



    Philly Voters Deserve Open and Competitive Elections for Congress and Democratic Party Chair in 2018
    Over the past year, there's been an amazing small-d democratic resurgence building in Philly politics. Our usually sleepy District Attorney and Controller election cycle saw huge voter turnout due to two exciting primaries, and grassroots groups are on the march to revive the local Democratic Party's creaky get-out-the-vote apparatus.

2 days ago

Mrs. Susan Ben is our AMAZING Children's' Lib...

Mrs. Susan Ben is our AMAZING Children's' Librarian here at the Wynnefield library! She hosts storytimes regularly on the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Thursdays of the month, where you can frequently hear her sing you a story!

    If I can help somebody | Susan Ben | TEDxFreeLibraryofPhiladelphia
    Susan Ben brings her powerful vocals to the inspiring "If I Can Help Somebody." Susan Ben, a children's librarians at the Free Library of Philadelphia, is also a soprano soloist who has performed with the renowned Philadelphia Orchestra and the PHILLY POPS and is as a proud member of the Verizon How Sweet the Sound Northeast Regional award winning St.

2 days ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared an event.


    Pastor Shirley Caesar in Concert

2 days ago

Loving the light installations all around #Ph...

Loving the light installations all around #Philly https://philly.curbed.com/maps/philadelphia-light-public-art-displays

    Where to find Philly's best light art
    The holidays may be over, but that doesn't mean you can't be wowed by Philly's bright lights. This city is filled with plenty of non-denominational light art displays that shine on year-round-or at least long enough to help get you through the dreary winter months.

2 days ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared teleSUR Englis...

Opinion: Gentrification is actually Market driven once it has started in any particular area , but the results are the same: https://www.facebook.com/telesurenglish/videos/1268618246614908/

    teleSUR English
    Ethnic cleansing is business as usual for cities in the U.S.

2 days ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC added 2 new photos.


    Greater Brewerytown CDC
    Greater Brewerytown CDC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 528 likes · 27 talking about this · 353 were here. Non-profit community development organization

2 days ago



    Penn Students Expose University's Early Connections to Slavery
    The Ivy League school had previously denied having any direct institutional and historical ties to slavery. New research compiled by undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania has forced the Ivy League school to confront its institutional and historical ties to slavery.

2 days ago

Opinion: http://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/is...

Opinion: http://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/is-philly-in-denial-about-its-jobs-problem/

    Is Philly In Denial About Its Jobs Problem? - The Philadelphia Citizen
    Deep in the recent jobs report number doled out by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, is a glimpse of what the unemployment situation in Philadelphia looks like. And, it doesn't look as good as it seems. The latest figures suggest we're chugging along, with the official national rate of 4.1 percent lulling the masses into premature satisfaction.

2 days ago

Crime: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/philade...

Crime: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/philadelphia/family-dollar-security-guard-shoots-robber-philadelphia-police

    Family Dollar Security Guard Shoots Robber: Philadelphia Police
    PHILADELPHIA - A security guard at a Kensington store shot a would-be knife-wielding robber Monday evening, according to Philadelphia Police. Police said the incident occurred at about 10:18 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 at the Family Dollar on the 3100 block of Frankford Avenue.

2 days ago

lucymagoo_images posted 1 photo to Flickr:

2 days ago

At Free Library, Wolff discusses the firestor...

At Free Library, Wolff discusses the firestorm around 'Fire and Fury' http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/at-free-library-wolff-discusses-the-firestorm-around-fire-and-fury-20180116.html

    At Free Library, Wolff discusses the firestorm around 'Fire and Fury'
    Onstage at the Free Library of Philadelphia Tuesday night, Michael Wolff betrayed no modesty about the runaway success of his tell-all on the inner workings of the Trump administration: "It's beyond a book," he said. "It's become a political event in itself."

2 days ago

Pa Representative Bullock represents Breweryt...

Pa Representative Bullock represents Brewerytown , Fairmount , Francisville , Strawberry Mansion , and Mantua.

    Greater Brewerytown CDC
    Pa Representative Bullock represents Brewerytown , Fairmount , Francisville , Strawberry Mansion , and Mantua.

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    Kenney names 13 to help pick Philly's new school board
    The school board nominating panel includes parents and educators, activists and one former School Reform Commission member. It must consider applicants and nominees for the school board, presenting to Mayor Kenney by Jan. 31 a list of 27 nominees for the nine board seats.

3 days ago



    AccuWeather: Snow Tuesday Night Into Wednesday
    AccuWeather is tracking steady snow that's expected to arrive Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and not as cold as recent night. The overnight low will fall down to 22 in the suburbs and 26 in the city.

3 days ago



    What Philly needs to know about REAL ID
    For Pennsylvania drivers, the clock is ticking on their old licenses. It's a little more than a year until Pa. introduces new, REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses - but Philadelphians still don't know much about them.

3 days ago



    As Ben Carson signals fair housing rollback, advocates call on Mayor Kenney to put forward a 'bigger and bolder vision'
    West Philadelphia resident Vivian Bailey, 76, spent much of the second half of 2017 couchsurfing. For the prior two years, he'd been a resident of the Penn Wynn building in Wynnfield, a quiet, leafy neighborhood on the city's western border.

3 days ago

Have you Checked out our teen zone here at Wy...

Have you Checked out our teen zone here at Wynnefield Library?

    Blog: Haitian Families and Culture Featured in YA Fiction
    Ah Haiti, our neighbor to the south that shares an island with the Dominican Republic. Surviving earthquakes, dictators, revolutions, and producing an amazingly creative diaspora (which as you know, means Haitian-born people who immigrate to other countries.)

3 days ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared The Discovery ...

In Strawberry Mansion : https://www.facebook.com/events/376379232822915/?ti=icl

    The Discovery Center Community Engagement Committee
    Join representatives from Audubon Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Outward Bound School and the community to discuss way that you can get involved with The...

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3 days ago

13 locations in the Philadelphia area where M...

13 locations in the Philadelphia area where MLK either lived ,spoke , or protested at: https://philly.curbed.com/maps/mlk-jr-historic-sites-philadelphia

    Where Martin Luther King, Jr. left his mark in Philly
    Monday, January 15 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, so we thought we'd take a trip through history and retrace his steps through Philadelphia. While King, Jr. has southern roots, the start of his journey from Baptist minister to Civil Rights activist began in and around Philly.


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