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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 […]

Author: Marco Cerino/Wednesday, June 14, 2019 Pennsylvania’s success in recruiting companies in emerging industries was on display Wednesday in Philadelphia. Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and Mayor Jim Kenney (D) were on hand for the groundbreaking for Iovance’s new research hub at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia, joining a growing list of biotech and other […]

Author: Justin Sweitzer/Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Just one day after the Pennsylvania Senate voted to send a bill expanding the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program to his desk, Gov. Tom Wolf has said he will veto the legislation. House Bill 800, sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), would increase the cap on contributions to […]