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By Sojourner Ahebee | Votebeat Louise Grant takes extra steps to protect her son. She is the caretaker for the 41-year-old schizophrenic and worries that if she needs to call for assistance, the police may arrive unprepared. That’s why she wants everyone in her position to do what she did — register him within her [...]
Juneteenth, celebrating the end of slavery, is a City holiday for the first time today—but Black Americans’ fight for freedom is long and enduring Justice delayed is justice denied; or so they say. Juneteenth, a day that should soon be a national holiday, commemorates the unofficial but actual end of slavery in these United States. [...]
Three years ago, Mayor Kenney “reestablished” the department’s civilian oversight board. So, WURD’s afternoon host wonders, what’s so different this time? Every big city mayor, hand forced in the moment, has to act big. In Philadelphia, that act is Groundhog Day. Pushed publicly to do something dramatic—in the wake of George Floyd, Philly police violence and [...]

A measure of a city’s character hinges on how well it treats its senior citizens. In Philly, one aspect of that is how easy it is for senior citizens to travel from their homes to the rest of the city. And on that front, Customized Community Transportation, the elderly-focused paratransit service supervised by SEPTA, leaves […]

November 3 is Election Day in Philadelphia! Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. — exercise your right to vote!

June 11’s session of Philadelphia City Council yielded a long list of approved bills and resolutions, as well as several that were held for later consideration or amended. Click image for video highlights, read on for a list of actions from the session.

Solomon Jones’s Daily News column says the School District should get the money it’s requesting for its budget, but the district should submit to an annual audit first.

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