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DF Reviews 9 To 5 at the Walnut Street Theatre (September 2014)

It’s clever of the Walnut Street Theatre folks to program 9 to 5 on the heels of last season’s How to Succeed in Business. The two big musicals are bookends for corporate America – … 414 more words


Bank documents show hundreds of thousands in re-routed NAACP checks

By Isaiah Thompson (City Paper)

City Paper has obtained copies of what appear to be more than a hundred checks, totaling over $300,000, written out to the Philadelphia Chapter of the NAACP, but deposited in the bank account of Next Generation CDC, a nonprofit corporation founded and apparently still-controlled by longtime NAACP president Jerome Whyatt Mondesire. 137 more words


Prosecutor accused perjured cop of lying; D.A. announces review

By Daniel Denvir

Editor’s note: This story was published in City Paper on August 28th, 2014.

Philadelphia Police Officer Christopher Hulmes, currently under investigation for admitting to lying under oath in a 2011 drug case, was accused by a prosecutor three years before of admitting to perjury in a case stemming from another narcotics bust. 68 more words


Busboys and Poets, Banana Republic, Gap, Nike, Petco to Hecht District

As the residents in Fort Lincoln struggle to get Big Box Stores such as Lowes, The Hecht District is booming with retail options. Click the link below from the Washington City Paper.

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Philadelphia Launches Election Website in Effort to Increase Transparency, Outreach

Philadelphia voters now have a new election-related resource – a newly launched website that provides data for voters, candidates, election officials and researchers who want to investigate registration, voting options, polling activity and more. 127 more words

ICYMI: Philly pot arrest maps: black people in black neighborhoods

By Daniel Denvir (City Paper)

Originally published on August 14th, 2014 by City Paper.

Eighty-three percent of the 4,314 marijuana-possession arrests made by Philly police in 2013 were of African-Americans. 72 more words