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September 16, 2013 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
  ATLANTIC CITY The prodigal daughters returned home Saturday night. Borne by vintage convertibles, the Miss America hopefuls flaunted their footwear as a vast welcome party greeted them over two miles of Boardwalk. The Show Us Your Shoes Parade stepped off in style on the eve of the Miss America pageant, which airs Sunday at 9 p.m. from Boardwalk Hall. The two-hour parade, a tradition that dates to the 1970s, had been on hiatus during the pageant's run in Las Vegas. Stretching from Rhode Island Avenue near Revel Casino to Albany Avenue, with a staged stop in front of Boardwalk Hall, the parade included more than 4,000 participants.
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September 4, 2013 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was not a happy crowd at Philadelphia's annual Labor Day parade Monday. And that's even overlooking the rain, which was impossible, since downpours soaked a bigger-than-usual crowd, turning Philadelphia's union members into a brigade of the plastic-ponchoed. Nothing builds labor solidarity faster than seeing how many union brothers and sisters, and their kids, can crowd under one umbrella, or squeeze under roof overhangs at the sheet metal workers union hall on Christopher Columbus Boulevard, where the group rallies for speeches before marching north to the annual picnic at Penn's Landing.
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August 14, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
IN A MOVE destined to reignite controversy, an arbitrator ruled yesterday that Jonathan Josey should be reinstated as a Philadelphia police lieutenant in the department's elite Highway Patrol unit. Josey was fired by Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey last fall after a video that appeared to show Josey striking a woman at a Puerto Rican Day celebration went viral on YouTube. Aida Guzman, 39, was pursued by Josey on Sept. 30 as she walked away from a group of police officers near 5th Street and Lehigh Avenue, moments after someone in a nearby crowd tossed an unknown liquid at a group of cops.
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August 14, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia police officer seen on videotape slapping a woman and knocking her to the ground after last year's Puerto Rican Day Parade in North Philadelphia, has gotten his job back, police said. Jonathan Josey was reinstated Monday, a Police Department spokesman said. Josey, a decorated veteran of the force, was seen on video knocking Aida Guzman to the ground as she crossed a street after the annual parade on Sept. 30, 2012. Josey said he accidentally hit Guzman while trying to swipe a beer bottle from her hand when a crowd threw bottles at police making an arrest.
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July 6, 2013 | By Sean Carlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
As 10 a.m. neared and Magnolia's Fourth of July celebration prepared to commence, the skies threatened to rain on the borough's parade. But for at least one day, the region survived without a storm, and as the sun began to peer through the clouds Thursday morning, South Jersey residents hit the streets to celebrate. Communities throughout the area held parades and festivals for Independence Day. Just after 10 in Magnolia, nearly a mile of Evesham Avenue, from St. Gregory's Church to Albertson Memorial Park, was closed so people could watch the parade.
NEWS
June 25, 2013
For a slide show of the parade, see www.inquirer.com/parade
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June 21, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
As if the last six months of explosive politics weren't enough, Haddonfield lately is abuzz about actual fireworks. Organizers of the borough's annual Independence Day celebrations are worried about dwindling donations and are asking the public to step up. "We're on thin ice. We'll make it, but we still need to raise about $15,000," says George Cox, a senior vice president of the nonprofit Haddonfield Celebrations Association, which presents the...
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June 11, 2013 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sixtysomethings Jewel Haines and Kay Brown had never been to a gay pride parade, but on Sunday, the friends from Philadelphia sat in folding chairs beneath a tree near Fifth and Market Streets as a show of support. It was all for their crochet teacher at the St. Charles Senior Community Center. Somewhere along the 1.3-mile parade route, the seventysomething instructor was riding a float. "In this country, how long have people been biased and prejudiced against us as black people?"
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May 29, 2013 | BY JOHN MORITZ, Daily News Staff Writer moritzj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
FOR 67 YEARS since he returned to Bridesburg after fighting with the Marines in Iwo Jima and other World War II battles, Ed Dubeck, 92, has been marching in the community's annual Memorial Day parade. Dubeck, with the help of relatives pushing him in a wheelchair, took his place again near the front of yesterday's Bridesburg Memorial Day parade, the oldest and largest in the city. For years a community tradition, the parade took on new poignancy over the weekend as residents reacted to the announcement that Bridesburg's two Roman Catholic parishes will merge.
NEWS
May 19, 2013
Dozens injured at Va. parade DAMASCUS, Va. - An elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Saturday parade in a small Virginia mountain town, and investigators were looking into whether he suffered a medical emergency before the accident. About 50 to 60 people suffered injuries ranging from critical to superficial, but no fatalities were reported. Three of the worst injured were flown by helicopter to area hospitals. Another 12 to 15 victims were taken to hospitals by ambulance, and the rest were treated at the scene.
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