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The 2022 Philadelphia Forty Under 40

In this year’s edition of City & State’s Forty Under 40, you may notice a few motifs: For one, each honoree is from Philadelphia and there are a number of immigrants and first-generation Americans. Spending time working for the City of Philadelphia is a line on many...

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Second-graders rally against climate change

Second-grade students from Fanny Jackson Coppin School carried signs and marched the streets on June 8 to raise awareness for the dangers of climate change. “We want fossil fuels to go away,” said second-grade student Rohith Palaiyanur. “The heat gets trapped on the...

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Many state homeowners can’t afford key repairs

Almost half of Pennsylvania voters who are homeowners, including many in Philadelphia, couldn’t afford to pay for critical repairs on their homes if they needed them, according to a poll by Data for Progress of the People’s Action Institute. The issue of home repairs...

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Kenyatta Johnson stands firm on Washington Avenue plan

Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson has shown no indication of reversing course and supporting a city plan to repave Washington Avenue with fewer lanes — leaving the future of the South Philadelphia thoroughfare in jeopardy. Johnson is not alone. Community leaders,...

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Philly Pride march captures the politics of the moment

Nearly three years since its last in-person Pride celebration and knee deep in the nationwide legislative attacks on the LGBTQ community, Philadelphia Pride began this year with a march. Participants gathered June 5 in front of the Constitution Center at 5th and Arch...

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Advocates Call For AAPI Curriculum In Pennsylvania Classrooms

HARRISBURG, PA — Advocates from the Asian American and Pacific Islander community descended upon the Pennsylvania capitol recently to call for greater AAPI education in schools as a counter to a growing rise in anti-Asian sentiment in the nation. The Pennsylvania...

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Fight blight with Whole Home Repairs | Editorial

Among Pennsylvania’s many distinctions, the commonwealth has one of the nation’s oldest housing stocks — half of all homes in the state were built before 1959. These old buildings are brimming with architectural character, but redbrick rowhomes and majestic Victorians...

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