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October 1, 2015 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty among America's 10 biggest cities, an examination of federal data by The Inquirer shows. The city is already the poorest in that group. Deep poverty is measured as income of 50 percent or less of the poverty rate. A family of four living in deep poverty takes in $12,000 or less annually, half the poverty rate of $24,000 for a family that size. Philadelphia's deep-poverty rate is 12.3 percent, or around 186,000 people - 60,000 of whom are children, an examination of the newly released U.S. Census 2014 American Community Survey shows.
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December 27, 1992 | By PENNY BALKIN BACH, photos by HOWARD BRUNNER, design by KATZ DESIGN GROUP
This is a sampling from "Public Art in Philadelphia," published this month by Temple University Press with support from the William Penn Foundation. The text is by Penny Balkin Bach, executive director of the Fairmount Park Art Association and design by the Katz Design Group.
NEWS
January 3, 2016
At 1 p.m. Sunday on WRTI-FM (90.1), the Philadelphia Orchestra under Manfred Honeck accompanies Christian Tetzlaff in Mozart's sparkling Violin Concerto No. 5 in a rebroadcast from last January. Also on the program: the overture to Johann Strauss II's operetta Die Fledermaus , and Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World. "
NEWS
February 3, 2009
LAST NIGHT, more than 4,000 people slept in shelters across our city. Hundreds more slept in parks and doorways. In difficult economic times, the number of homeless Philadelphians in need of shelter and services only grows. In response to the One Book, One Philadelphia reading of "The Soloist," which looks at how a city treats its most in need, Ready, Willing & Able and the Daily News are seeking essays about homelessness. If you've ever experienced homelessness and want to help Philadelphians understand the challenges you've faced, please submit your essay on the topic "How did you or how will you overcome homelessness?"
NEWS
April 30, 2007
MAYOR Street has said he didn't want to violate people's rights by declaring a crime emergency, or infringe on people's rights by ordering curfews and frisking without cause. But what about the rights of those 406 murdered last year or the 128-plus murdered already this year? What about the rights of those who get shot through their window getting dressed for work? Not once has the mayor made a statement regarding their right to live. Has he even attended the funerals of some of the innocent people killed on his watch?
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February 4, 2016
IN DISTRICT Attorney Seth Williams' letter to the Daily News, published Jan. 27, he wrote: "I want to make this clear: I . . . make decisions based on the merits and facts at my disposal. My number one job is to keep all Philadelphians . . . safe from crime, fraud and corruption and I take that role seriously. " That you felt the need to defend your person in such public way belies your words, makes your motives suspect and speaks volumes, which you kept silent. If you really do "make decisions based on the merits and facts at (your)
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January 31, 2016
1 p.m. Sunday on WRTI-FM (90.1) :The Philadelphia Orchestra, with conductor Gianandrea Noseda (recently tabbed to lead the National Symphony Orchestra), play Franz Liszt's brilliant Symphonic Poem No. 6, "Mazeppa," and renowned violinist Leonidas Kavakos plays Jean Sibelius' profound, brooding Violin Concerto .
NEWS
December 31, 2015
The city on Tuesday announced a push to get uninsured Philadelphians participating in the Affordable Care Act before the enrollment deadline of Jan. 31. Residents can call 311 to make an in-person enrollment appointment in their neighborhood, or schedule an appointment through the city's 311 mobile app, officials said. Neighborhood enrollment events can be located through GCAConnector.org. The White House in November launched an enrollment challenge for 20 cities. Philadelphia was in third place, behind Milwaukee and Detroit, officials said last week.
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December 18, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Movie Critic
Not only has the Force awakened, but so have generations of Star Wars freaks, united by nostalgia, driven by a mythic zeitgeist, eager to have their galaxies rocked by one of the most anticipated films in light years. Fans in Star Wars costumes camped out on Hollywood Boulevard for days in advance of the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens , J.J. Abrams' reboot of the original George Lucas trilogy. Industry Yodas predict an opening weekend that will hit $200 million in North America, and $400 million more overseas, possibly launching it into the all-time box-office stratosphere with Avatar , Titanic , and this summer's Jurassic World . For local luminaries - from the food, film, academic, commerce, politics, science, and TV universes - Star Wars has been a big deal.
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November 22, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia has made some strides in helping its poor over the last two years, but has a long way to go as the most deeply impoverished of the nation's 10 largest cities, according to a City Hall report released Friday. An office established two years ago to reduce poverty in the city reported that in the last year alone, a new network of benefits centers has helped connect several thousand impoverished Philadelphians with about $13 million in local, state, and federal benefits. Other measures also have yielded results since Mayor Nutter created the Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity in 2013 and placed Eva Gladstein at the helm as executive director, the group reported.
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