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NEWS AND OPINION

By Randy LoBasso

Why Mayor Nutter's Rise to National Prominence Is Better for Philly Than We Think

Could there be a more opportunistic motivation behind Nutter’s presidential punditry? Some imaginative Philly media think so. Here’s the more complicated reality: The Obama era has changed the way cities interact with the federal government. And while Nutter’s national grandstanding might seem as though he’s neglecting Philly, it might actually be one of those most valuable political assets our city’s got.

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Posted Sep. 26, 2012 | Comments: 6

ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

Calendar: Sept. 26-Oct. 2

The State of Young Philly, Arrested Development, Wyclef Jean and more to see and do this week in Philly.

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Posted Sep. 25, 2012 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

Philadelphia Gets Two Anti-Violence Grants From the Feds

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency awarded two anti-violence grants to Philadelphia. The first invites Philly into the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, and includes a $20,000 planning grant. The second is $1.5 million that will fund Philadelphia CeaseFire—our local branch of the anti-gun program—over three years.

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Posted Sep. 26, 2012 | Comments: 4

NEWS AND OPINION

By Hayden Mittman

SKA Coffee Shop: 'The Miracle on Kensington Avenue'

Kensington Avenue might be the city’s most maligned thoroughfare. You’ve either seen firsthand the distressed streetscape or have heard stories of the drug activity, prostitution and crime that is all too common there.

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Posted Sep. 26, 2012 | Comments: 0