Dina, T.J. and 10-year-old Jami moved to the small row home in Gray’s Ferry 18 months ago to escape a landlord in Port Richmond who was stealing their utilities to heat his bar. If they thought they were home free -- they were in for a shock. Literally. On night one, in their new home, Dina was electrically shocked while taking a bath. When TJ found he couldn’t fix the problem they called in an electrician and found that the pipes were not grounded.
On Wednesday March 14th, 2012 at 2:00p.m. Immigrant youth from all over the city met for a rally at 1599 John F. Kennedy Boulevard otherwise known as 'Love Park' in center City Philadelphia, with a march to the Immigration and customs enforcement Philadelphia field office at 16th and Callowhill Street. “ This is one of several National coming out events for undocumented immigrants, said Evelyn Fraga
Local Jinkenstown man harassed Occupy Jenkinstown participant declaring his contempt for the first Amendment and the homeless. "Here's a baggy for you to crap in so you don't have to shit in my park,” said the man before climbing back into his almost new mid. Sized SUV and driving off.
When asked why he hated people who were only expressing their fist Amendment Rights under the Bill of Rights and why he was so contemptuous of the underprivileged, he refuse to comment.
He did all of this while a grandmother and her infant grandchild were feet away on a park bench.
On Monday March 12, 2012 at 9:00 am members of the Philadelphia chapter of Americorps held a rally to commemorate the community services of it's members at 15th and Market. Members recounted their contributions to their community with a strong focus on mentor-ship by students within the Philadelphia school system.
Mayor Nutter issued an attack on the homeless population in Philadelphia today with his ban on public feedings. It will allow police to fine those who feed groups of 3 or more in public parks. Exceptions include picnic and permitted events. That means groups like churches, homeless advocacy organizations, and do gooders from Occupy Philly would not be able to feed our friends and neighbors in places like Love Park, Fairmount Park, Clark Park...well, no where, really. This, Nutter claims, is all in the name of the "public interest."