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Pittsburgh Labor Day parade canceled, to be replaced with ‘day of service’

Local unions will instead host a series of community-service events culminating in a “Labor Day of Giving” that will be marked with a blood drive and food distribution.

By Chris Potter/WESA

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Mummers leader says he wants to work with Mayor Kenney to keep parade

Comic Division President Richard Porco says in addition to the two Mummers caught wearing blackface in this year’s parade, some others were intercepted before they began the New Year’s Day strut.

By Tom MacDonald/WHYY

Mummers Parade threatened with extinction

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and City Councilwoman Cindy Bass are threatening the Mummers Parade with fines or even replacement if organizers don’t prevent Mummers from wearing blackface.

By Tom MacDonald/WHYY

New Years Day Parade from London

By Fred Vigeant/WITF