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Tina Lifford of the Oprah Winfrey Network series "Queen Sugar," spoke at the Women of Destiny Breakfast.
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Cherri Gregg
December 08, 2019 - 9:50 am
The actress who plays "Aunt Vi"on the critically acclaimed show "Queen Sugar" on the Oprah Winfrey Network was the keynote speaker at the Women of Destiny Breakfast during the Pennsylvania Society's events this weekend. Read more here.
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Screencap of surveillance video of a man who disposed of the dead cat after finding it outside a corner store.
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Charlotte Reese
December 08, 2019 - 8:44 am
The Pennsylvania SPCA is seeking the public's help in tracking down the person who killed a cat with a bow and arrow. Read more here.
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Plastic shopping bags
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Pat Loeb
December 08, 2019 - 4:30 am
Philadelphia City Council appears poised to ban single-use plastic bags in city stores, but environmentalists fear the bill City Council is set to vote on this week won't have enough of an impact. Read more here.
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Jamie Bowers, electronic resources coordinator for the Free Library of Philadelphia, shows off the library card, your passport to the Experience Pass program.
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Mark Abrams
December 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
Your library card from the Free Library of Philadelphia is now your passport to some choice museums and other attractions in the city. And, it could also qualify you for a shot at tickets to a Sixers or Flyers game, tickets right in Mayor Kenney's box. Read more here.
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Comcast Center.
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Mike Dougherty
December 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
Comcast is expanding the Internet Essentials program to all low-income families within the coverage area. Read more here.
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Pamela Rich-Wheeler, founder and executive director of The Business Center.
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Cherri Gregg
December 07, 2019 - 3:41 pm
A Germantown-based nonprofit that helps businesses expand is celebrating 20 years, and will celebrate the milestone next week, focused on innovation.
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The Cliffs at Callowhill opened Saturday morning. At 40,000 square feet, it is the largest rock climbing gym in Pennsylvania.
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Mike Dougherty
December 07, 2019 - 12:33 pm
The largest rock climbing gym in Pennsylvania opened Saturday morning at 10th and Callowhill. Read more here.
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Terez Guiliana, a Project HOME ambassador dubbed the "Reading Terminal Angel" and her friend John Silvetti.
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Shara Dae Howard
December 07, 2019 - 11:33 am
In an effort to help the homeless, the non-profit Project HOME stationed "ambassadors of hope" throughout the city. One ambassador has been dubbed the "Reading Terminal Angel." Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
December 07, 2019 - 9:51 am
Philadelphia's effort to shed its ranking as number one for bedbug infestations is back on track, after City Council amended a bill setting new rules for reporting and remediation. The bill still is not as strong as advocates would like. Read more here.
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