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BIPOC-run urban design firm develops community centers that serve modern life and historic preservation

David Rose—or Javat Agni, his Indigenous name—wasn’t aware of Germantown’s history until graduate school. As a descendent of the Cheraw people (aka Saura) of the Sauratown Mountains, he knew of the horrors settlers brought upon Indigenous peoples. “My whole life, growing up, we didn’t hear all the best stories about the settler states. We [heard]

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Watershed fellows create video series to promote Camden nature preserve

With birds singing in the background, three fellows at the Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE) walk through Camden’s Cramer Hill Nature Preserve. They point out a frog in a puddle, examine bones and feathers of a wild turkey, and point out invasive plants, among other conservation challenges. They wrap up with a request for visitors

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Stretched thin by budget cuts, nurses and their union demand better treatment

Hundreds of nurses at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Langhorne, PA, participated in a strike on Tuesday, November 17 as negotiations with their employer, Trinity Health Systems, remain at a standstill. Nurses of St. Mary’s and their union, the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), have drawn attention to staffing concerns at

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Bilingual birding tours make the natural world more accessible

Ten adults dressed in layers, hats and face masks gathered on a chilly September morning to go birding in Tacony Creek Park. They kept a couple yards apart from each other while peering through binoculars at local birds such as robins, kingfishers and cardinals along with some recently arrived winter visitors like a red-breasted nuthatch

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Those convicted of second-degree murder receive life without parole in Pennsylvania. A lawsuit aims to give these inmates a chance at redemption

Death by Another Name By Constance Garcia-Barrio If she served as the lookout during a gas station holdup, Marie “Mechie” Scott, then 19, believed she would get cash to buy the heroin that helped her blunt deep pain. Raped first at age 5 and repeatedly into her teens, in addition to enduring poverty and homelessness,

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