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Haneef Hill is founder of Philadelphia nonprofit Urban Kings and Queens, which has partnered with Providence Baptist Church in Germantown to open a learning center for kids ages 10 and up.
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Shara Dae Howard
August 09, 2020 - 5:32 pm
A youth-focused nonprofit is creating a safe workspace for students to help families as the schools shift to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
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Christopher Jackson of 'Hamilton' performs onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.
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Antionette Lee
August 08, 2020 - 5:32 pm
Kimmel Center leaders say they're facing serious hurdles. Now their plan for reopening involves an upcoming fundraiser in partnership with a star from the hit Broadway musical, "Hamilton." Read more here.
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Dave Gehris, CEO of The Iris Companies in Berks County
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Mark Abrams
August 03, 2020 - 9:40 am
A Berks County company that provides ID badges and lanyards to schools and hospitals has come up with a simple way for people to keep track of masks used to protect against the coronavirus.
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23-year-old graduate student Joe Warburton of Pitman, New Jersey has joined task force focused on diversity and inclusion in the town.
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David Madden
August 03, 2020 - 4:00 am
A South Jersey graduate student is hoping to make a difference in his home town by joining a 13-member task force focused on diversity and inclusion. Read more here.
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Andrew Kramer
July 27, 2020 - 4:00 am
Some Philadelphia festival organizers have come up with a way to help vendors, sponsors, and businesses hurting after the city canceled large events into early next year. Read more here.
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Three generations of the Koons family, among other friends and neighbors, came together to celebrate Derek Koons Jr. (right) and other graduates with a trunk party at New Hope Baptist Church in Germantown.
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Shara Dae Howard
July 26, 2020 - 2:08 pm
The coronavirus didn't stop one proud Germantown neighborhood from celebrating their high school graduates this year. Read more here.
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Margate's iconic Lucy the Elephant now resides on Lucy Plaza, as the city has renamed the south beach block of Decatur Avenue in her honor.
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Andrew Kramer
July 25, 2020 - 6:00 am
Lucy the Elephant has changed her address — though she hasn’t moved an inch. The iconic landmark now has a dedicated name for the site where she resides in Margate. Read more here.
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Bryce Harper
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Dave Uram
July 24, 2020 - 11:44 am
Baseball in 2020 is anything but “the old ballgame.” Just about the only normal things remaining this season are nine players taking the field, two teams competing in a single game, and a pitcher facing a batter. Nevertheless, after four difficult months, Phillies baseball is finally back. Read...
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DJ Jazzy Jeff
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Mike Dougherty
July 21, 2020 - 12:57 pm
Live music and shows are coming back to Philly next month with a drive-in concert series at Citizens Bank Park. Read more here.
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The Newtown Theatre in Bucks County is slowly reopening, renting itself out to small parties.
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Charlotte Reese
July 19, 2020 - 4:46 pm
The Newtown Theatre, like so many other establishments, fell on hard times this year. Now, as it slowly reopens, it is giving back to "hometown heroes." Read more here.
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