Philadelphia honors black activist with City Hall statue
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Philadelphia honors black activist with City Hall statue

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly 150 years after he was killed on the streets of his adopted hometown, Octavius Valentine Catto was honored by a crowd of hundreds gathered in Philadelphia on Tuesday for the unveiling of a statue in his honor. The honor is the first such named tribute for an African-American on public … Continue reading

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Philadelphia commuters hit clogged roads on strike’s Day 4
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Philadelphia commuters hit clogged roads on strike’s Day 4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Commuters are hitting clogged roads, jumping on bikes and organizing carpools as the Philadelphia’s transit strike enters Day 4. Transit workers hit the picket lines again Friday morning as no contract agreement was reached overnight. On Thursday, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority asked for assurances from the city’s striking transit union that … Continue reading

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School stops residential program after teen’s death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials with a private school for children with special needs in Philadelphia say they’re ceasing operations at the school’s residential treatment program after a 17-year-old student died earlier this month in an altercation with staff. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Human Services said Monday they’ve ordered Wordsworth Academy’s residential treatment … Continue reading