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Aubrey Whelan, July 18, 2019 Citing the abrupt closure of Hahnemann University Hospital, Drexel University announced Thursday it was laying off 40 percent of the teaching and clinical staff in the medical school’s faculty practice plan. A Drexel spokeswoman said layoff notices were sent today to 245 Drexel physicians. The university has about 700 clinical and basic […]

By Steve Bittenbender Pennsylvania is at particular risk of an undercount in the 2020 Census. This potential undercount could be due to: a disproportionately older population that is likely to struggle with online collection of responses; large rural areas with limited broad band access; and a high proportion of traditionally hard-to-count communities. According to a […]

By Alyssa Biederman Date July 2, 2019 HARRISBURG, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf has commuted the sentence of the brother of prize-winning author John Edgar Wideman in a 1975 killing, clearing the way for his release. Robert Wideman was sentenced to life without parole in a case that was the subject of his older brother’s 1984 acclaimed memoir, […]

Written by Meredith Klein June 26, 2019 Exactly one month ago, on Sunday, May 26, the Típica Messiez, a new 10-piece Argentine tango orchestra, gave its first performance as part of the Philly Tango Fest to a sold-out crowd.  There was a line around the block to get into the Lithuanian Music Hall (LMH) in Philadelphia, and an […]

By Charles Thompson   Pennsylvania’s Republican Party chairman stepped down Tuesday following a published report that he had traded sexually charged text messages with a Philadelphia City Council candidate and also sent her an explicit photo. Val DiGiorgio’s resignation was announced by the state Republican Party. In a letter to top party officials, DiGiorgio, 51, said […]

By John George Jun 26, 2019 Business Journal  The Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), the state’s largest nurses’ union, said it was told Wednesday Hahnemann University Hospital is closing on Sept. 6. The announcement was made to all employees Wednesday morning, according to a union spokesperson. PASNAP, which represents 800 nurses at the […]

Written by Kennedy Rose  – Editorial Intern, Philadelphia Business Journal Jun 26, 2019 Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney confirmed the closure in a statement on Wednesday, saying the refinery will close within the next month. Kenney said he spoke with the CEO and leadership of PES to confirm. “I’m extremely disappointed for the more than one thousand workers who will be immediately […]

Bill would require regular reporting, systemic reforms to prevent future liability Written by Melissa McCleery  Date: June 26, 2019 Councilmember Helen Gym (At-Large) introduced a bill requiring the City to publicly report on money paid to settle claims and judgments over $20,000 and/or related to discrimination, harassment, or employee misconduct. The legislation also creates a task force of […]

Written by Helen Gym DATE: June 26, 2019 Commissioner Ross’s removal of dozens of officers from street duty is the first of many steps that must be taken in response to the racist, misogynistic, and violent postings by hundreds of retired and active duty police officers, as revealed in the Plain View Project report.   “However, […]

Fringe Arts busca residentes de Filadelfia de todas las comunidades, habilidades, edades y experiencias para actuar en esta pieza de baile nómada que incluye movimientos, coreografía y acciones coreográficas en el espacio público a lo largo de las calles, parques y aceras del sur de Filadelfia.Por favor únase a nosotros para las audiciones abiertas de […]