January 30, 2016 |
In the pre-midnight cold, more than 300 people fanned out on Philadelphia streets to count the homeless. Around 3 a.m. Thursday, the job was over, the census of a complex, enigmatic population recorded for another year. The so-called January Point-In-Time Count is carried out annually in cities on the same night throughout America, a requirement of the federal government. By Thursday afternoon, the official results were not in, said Sister Mary Scullion, who runs Project HOME, which takes a lead role in the count.
February 2, 2015 |
Now that 2014 is history, it's time for Inquirer readers to look back and tell us who should receive the Editorial Board's 11th annual Citizen of the Year award. The award honors people who have helped their neighborhood, city, region, or nation in effective, creative ways while demonstrating integrity and perseverance. Last year's winner was Dorothy Johnson-Speight, who was cited for her dedication to reducing the number of murders in Philadelphia as executive director of Mothers in Charge.
December 6, 2012
Last year, it was Sister Mary Scullion, Philadelphia's tireless advocate for the homeless. Who should be The Inquirer's 2012 Citizen of the Year? Nominate someone who helped the city, state, or nation in an effective, creative way. E-mail a brief description of his or her achievements to firstname.lastname@example.org , with "Citizen" in the subject line. Or mail it to Citizen of the Year, The Inquirer, 801 Market St., Suite 300, Philadelphia 19107. The deadline is Dec. 7.
November 23, 2012 |
IT'S BEEN ROUGH going for Hubert Washington. He served two tours in Iraq, has struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder and drug addiction, and last year celebrated Thanksgiving in jail for possession of a firearm. But Thursday morning, Washington, 29, stood at a lectern before a crowd that gathered for Project HOME's 21st annual Thanksgiving Day service at its headquarters, on Fairmount Avenue near 15th Street, and shared reasons why he's thankful. "I'm thankful to be alive, for having a roof over my head, for people that care about me," Washington said.