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Pennsylvania House advances measure to prohibit ‘ghost guns’

April 6, 2024

ABOVE PHOTO: HARRISBURG, Pa. — A proposal to ban the purchase, sale, and production of untraceable gun parts passed the Pennsylvania state House of Representatives last Wednesday, with Democrats in the House using their majority to propel gun control after years of stagnation in a divided state government. ASSOCIATED PRESS The legislation passed the House…

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Philadelphia prison chief to leave job after string of inmate deaths and escapes

March 31, 2024

ABOVE PHOTO: Department of Prisons Commissioner Blanche Carney, right, updates news media outside the Philadelphia Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center Monday, May 8, 2023, on the recent escape of two prisoners as Mayor Jim Kenney is in rear, and Xavier Beaufort, left, Deputy Prisons Commissioner holds photos of the two escapees. Ameen Hurst, 18, and Nasir…

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One stop voting

March 30, 2024

Through the City Commissioner’s new satellite offices, Philadelphia’s voters will be able to get everything they need to exercise their franchise without having to leave their neighborhoods. By Denise Clay-Murray Next month, Pennsylvanians will head to the polls to cast their ballots in the April 23 primary election. Because voter turnout in Philadelphia often determines…

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A woman born to lead

March 30, 2024

Salima Suswell views politics from a local, national, and international level, and thinks you should too. By Denise Clay-Murray From the streets of our nation’s capital to Philadelphia’s City Hall, the conflict between Israel and Hamas has led to protests that have bled into the 2024 presidential election. For example, members of the Muslim community…

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Hanging In The Hallway: The orders of the day

March 23, 2024

Thanks to the conflict between Israel and Hamas, a rule of Philadelphia City Council that’s hardly used got used on Thursday. By Denise Clay-Murray I write a lot about public comment because I think it’s one of the most interesting and important parts of any Philadelphia City Council meeting. While the councilmembers themselves are the…

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Kelvin A. Jeremiah commends outgoing HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge for her commitment to affordable and fair housing in Philadelphia

March 23, 2024

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge (second from right) and White House Domestic Adviser Susan Rice (third from right) came to Philly on October 26, 2022 to tour several PHA sites and to meet residents impacted by the community transformations. Asia Coney, a resident leader, community activist and PHA…

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Hanging In The Hall

March 17, 2024

One (ambitious) Philly budgetMayor Cherelle Parker unveiled her Fiscal Year 2025 budget, and it has a little — or a big — something for everyone. ABOVE PHOTO: Councilmember Isaiah Thomas (l) and Council Majority Leader Katherine Gilmore Richardson (r) flank Mayor Cherelle Parker (c) as she becomes the first woman to give the Mayor’s budget…

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Dorothy Cousins: Life-building journeys

March 16, 2024

Photos courtesy of Pat Smith By Constance Garcia-BarrioTravel was one of the many things that shaped the life of Dorothy F. Cousins, who achieved historic firsts for Black women in law enforcement in Philadelphia. Cousins, 93, died of lung disease on February 29 in her Mt. Airy home. In the beginning, Dorothy Cousins as part…

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