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The 100 Most Influential Philadelphians Right Now

The 100 Most Influential Philadelphians Right Now

fter three years of tumult, we’re in a moment of assessment as a city. Big changes loom — in our leadership, in our infrastructure, in the way we live our lives. We’re all busy picking up the pieces, seeing how they fit back together. Maybe those pieces fall into the...

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State money for after-school program

State money for after-school program

An after-school program provider that serves seven South Philly schools received a $200,000 state grant. The grant was secured by state Sen. Nikil Saval and state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler and awarded to Sunrise of Philadelphia, a community-based out-of-school time and...

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Temple Hospital employees picket amid potential strike

Temple Hospital employees picket amid potential strike

Temple University Hospital employees, represented by the Pennsylvania Association of Staff and Allied Professionals and Temple Allied Professionals, picketed in front of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center...

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Weekslong Philadelphia Museum of Art strike ends

Weekslong Philadelphia Museum of Art strike ends

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- On Monday at 8 a.m., employees entered the Philadelphia Museum of Art back on the job after the 19-day walkout. One worker raised a fist as he entered the museum doors. The deal was ratified on Sunday night by 99% of the union. "We feel very...

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What Socialist Politicians Can Do: An Interview with Nikil Saval

What Socialist Politicians Can Do: An Interview with Nikil Saval

Nikil Saval was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2020. Insofar as there is a typical path to American public office, Saval didn’t follow it. The New York Times called him the “n+1 candidate” (after the magazine he used to co-edit); he was a reporter and...

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Philadelphia Museum of Art workers strike, again

Philadelphia Museum of Art workers strike, again

Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are on strike, forming a picket line early Monday morning at the museum’s North Entrance on Kelly Drive. The “wall-to-wall” union of about 180 workers from nearly every department at the museum has been negotiating for its...

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Workers Go on Strike Indefinitely

Philadelphia Museum of Art Workers Go on Strike Indefinitely

Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) went on strike today, September 26, as nearly two years of union negotiations have failed to yield a contract. The PMA Union staged a one-day warning strike on September 16, but now, workers say they are striking...

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Criminal justice reform promises to remove barriers, clean slates

Criminal justice reform promises to remove barriers, clean slates

Knowing that Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system hasn’t always been just, Governor Tom Wolf took office with a goal to limit the negative consequences of contact with the system that can follow a Pennsylvanian for a lifetime. At the NoMo Foundation in Philadelphia...

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Appeal To Delaware River Basin Fracking Ban Thrown Out By Judge

Appeal To Delaware River Basin Fracking Ban Thrown Out By Judge

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third District threw out an appeal on Friday that contested the Delaware River Basin Commission’s ban on fracking. The appeal was dismissed for a lack of standing after being heard by a panel of three circuit judges. The appeal was...

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State Sen. Nikil Saval: We Can Collaborate to Meet Deep Needs

State Sen. Nikil Saval: We Can Collaborate to Meet Deep Needs

n 2020, organizer Nikil Saval ran for office on a platform that included housing rights and a Green New Deal for Pennsylvania, and defeated a powerful Democratic State Senator. Less than two years later, Sen. Saval seized on the opening created by the American Rescue...

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Building Schools Back Better

Building Schools Back Better

Something unexpected happened in Pennsylvania politics recently. A leftist state senator got bi-partisan support from archconservatives in one of the most ideologically divided states in the country. Though the breakthrough didn’t happen in the arena of education...

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Why Does Building Inspection Fail Tenants? A Professor Explains

Why Does Building Inspection Fail Tenants? A Professor Explains

In a housing crisis, much of the attention goes to keeping people housed, building new housing and keeping that housing affordable. But the deteriorating quality of much urban housing – and the impact this can have on the day to day lives of tenants – often fails to...

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Philadelphia Museum of Art workers authorize strike

Philadelphia Museum of Art workers authorize strike

Members of a union representing staff at the Philadelphia Museum of Art authorized a strike in a near-unanimous vote Tuesday night. Local 397, part of AFSCME District Council 47, has been negotiating its first contract with the institution’s administrators since the...

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Tree clearing for FDR park wetland sparks outrage

Tree clearing for FDR park wetland sparks outrage

The renovation of a popular park in South Philadelphia is attracting renewed criticism over the cutting down of trees. The multi-year, $250 million transformation of FDR park kicked off this spring with the groundbreaking of a new welcome center. The city recently...

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Sealing the Cracks in Weatherization and Home Repair

Sealing the Cracks in Weatherization and Home Repair

High utility bills and years of deferred maintenance have forced many low-income homeowners and renters in Pennsylvania to live with lead paint, drafty windows, leaky roofs, exposed wiring, mold, and other health hazards. Many residents endure these conditions because...

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Pennsylvania – Investments to Address Housing Crisis

Pennsylvania – Investments to Address Housing Crisis

Governor Tom Wolf was joined by members of the General Assembly, housing advocates, and stakeholders in Philadelphia to celebrate the critical $375 million investment in the 2022-23 budget addressing the affordable housing crisis. “Safe, affordable housing is...

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How Pennsylvania’s New Whole Home Repair Program Can Help You

How Pennsylvania’s New Whole Home Repair Program Can Help You

Pennsylvanians can soon access state assistance to pay for needed home repairs thanks to a new program. Included in the state’s 2022-23 budget is $125 million for the Whole Home Repair Program, which is geared toward helping lower to middle-income residents who might...

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Home repair program funded in budget

Home repair program funded in budget

tate Sen. Nikil Saval announced a $125 million appropriation in Pennsylvania’s 2022–23 budget to establish his Whole-Home Repairs Program. Saval issued the following statement: “Every person has a right to a home that is safe — a home that is healthy. But right now,...

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Sealing the Cracks in Weatherization and Home Repair

Sealing the Cracks in Weatherization and Home Repair

High utility bills and years of deferred maintenance have forced many low-income homeowners and renters in Pennsylvania to live with lead paint, drafty windows, leaky roofs, exposed wiring, mold, and other health hazards. Many residents endure these conditions because...

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Local officials celebrate passage of state home repair program

Local officials celebrate passage of state home repair program

The passage of the bipartisan Whole-Home Repair program is “what democracy looks like,” said state Rep. Sara Innamorato. “It’s not just about showing up and voting. It’s about making sure that you stay engaged with your community and your elected officials,” said Ms....

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