Barrymore Award winner to portray Sojourner Truth and Abbey Lincoln

Proclaiming “I love my job!” from her 1500-block-of-Fitzwater-Street abode, Cathy Simpson cherishes having chosen five decades ago to counter expectations of African-American women’s vocational pursuits.

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NEWS > COVER STORY

By Bill Chenevert

Locals hold Support Our Police rally

On Sunday afternoon, disk jockey Russ Ferrante’s black pickup truck crept up South Broad Street with nearly 75 South Philadelphians marching from Oregon Avenue to City Hall.

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NEWS > NEWS BRIEFS

By SPR Staff

Jim Kenney resigns from City Council

At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, South Philadelphia native and City Council-at-Large member Jim Kenney announced he would resign from his position in two days’ time.

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NEWS > FEATURES

By Bill Chenevert

Chartering charters' future in Philadelphia

The educational landscape of Philadelphia is at a crossroads, and the School Reform Commission (SRC) is currently considering 40 applications for new charter schools. With 86 charters in operation, some operators are applying for new buildings, and many are seeking their first charter.

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