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Mummers say they’re working weekly to keep blackface out of parade

“The Mummers and the city officials are working hand and hand to make sure this will never happen again,” said John Pignotti of the String Band Division.

By Tom MacDonald/WHYY

City notified about potential closing of West Philly Mercy Hospital’s inpatient facility

Mercy Philadelphia, at 54th Street and Cedar Avenue, has long faced financial issues.

By Emily Scott/WHYY

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Philadelphia police investigating death of man in custody

An officer who struck the man in the face and head as he attempted to put him in handcuffs has been placed on administrative duty.
By The Associated Press

Gunfire took the life of a beloved Pa. chef. His family wants to know why.

Quadir Flippen was shot and killed in his car outside Blackseed, where he routinely put in 12-hour days cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Philly’s new police commissioner says recruitment will be a top priority

“I’m confident that I know I have what it takes to do the job."
By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Philadelphia proposes banning hydrofluoric acid, toxic chemical in refinery explosion

The proposal stems from last summer’s explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia.
By Susan Phillips

As Jewish population in Philly region expands, so does definition of who is considered Jewish

In addition to those who practice Judaism religiously and those who identify with the label culturally or ethnically, the 2019 survey counts those who were raised Jewish or have a Jewish parent, even if that person does not identify personally as Jewish.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY