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James Gallagher To Be First Lay Principal for West Catholic H.S.

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  For the first time in its 98-year history, West Catholic Preparatory High School will have a lay principal.

“Sister Mary Bur says I’m not filling her shoes — it’s a new pair of shoes,” notes James Gallagher. 119 more words

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Dozens Attend Rally In West Philadelphia To Raise The Minimum Wage

By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Friday was May Day, International Workers Day. Fast food workers and a state senator marked the occasion in West Philadelphia, with a rally and march for a $15 minimum wage. 142 more words

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"A Love Letter meant for one, but with meaning for all."

One of the items towards the top of my List was to visit an artistic space I’ve never been to before. Having heard of A Love Letter For You and how amazing it is, it was the first thing to come to mind. 160 more words

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Suspect Taken Into Custody After Brief Standoff With Police In West Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A West Philadelphia man is in police custody after he barricaded himself and two hostages inside of a Melon Street home.

Neighbors tell Eyewitness News the man is 38-year-old Robert Thompson. 31 more words

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Fire Breaks Out Inside Cobbs Creek Bar

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Officials are investigating a fire that happened in West Philadelphia overnight.

The blaze broke out inside a bar at 63rd and Catharine streets in the Cobbs Creek section of the city around 3:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

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4 Students Among 6 Injured In School Bus, SEPTA Bus Collision In West Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Six people, including four students, suffered minor injuries after a school bus and SEPTA bus collided in Philadelphia Wednesday morning.

The crash happened at about 8:10 a.m. 57 more words

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