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Elton Brand expects Joel Embiid to be ready when the 76ers begin the playoffs this weekend. But the Sixers general manager couldn’t say for sure that the All-Star center would be on the court. “I am optimistic that he will be ready this weekend and will do everything to get back, but of course he […]

The lawsuit, filed by local civil rights attorney David Rudovsky in partnership with Berger Montague, a national class-action law firm based in Philadelphia, seeks unspecified compensation and damages for boys who were abused as students at the Glen Mills Schools, the oldest existing U.S. reform school. The attorneys also are asking the court to compel […]

A group of more than 100 protesters gathered in Rittenhouse Square late Saturday afternoon to speak out against the acquittal of a former East Pittsburgh police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Antwon Rose II after a traffic stop last summer. The protest — joined by a diverse group, mostly people in their 20s and […]

Philadelphia City Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez talks to Solomon Jones on Praise 107.9 about her resolution to study the effects of Philadelphia’s controversial soda tax and her bill that could phase out the tax in the city. Click the link below to hear the interview with Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez Click here to read more […]

Philadelphia officials are expected to announce Wednesday afternoon the launch of a low-interest loan program aimed at providing low- and middle-income homeowners with funds to fix up their aging or deteriorating homes. The program, called Restore, Repair, Renew, will offer Philadelphia residents with credit scores as low as 580 the ability to borrow as much […]

David Thornburgh, Executive Director of the government watchdog group, Committee of Seventy, spoke to Solomon Jones about the Mayor deleting text messages after Philly.com reported that the mayor deleted years worth of text messages that could be considered public records. Philly.com reported that Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, who has long eschewed a city-issued cell phone in […]

The Philadelphia city commissioners have postponed a vote scheduled for Wednesday on acquiring a new voting-machine system, delaying a process that has drawn criticism for its speed and lack of transparency. The commissioners were awaiting a confidential committee’s evaluation of bids to supply new systems — which are required — but had not received a […]

Philadelphia officials have agreed to pay $127,500 to a former female employee of the Sheriff’s Office who last year sued the city claiming that repeated sexual harassment by Sheriff Jewell Williams rendered her emotionally broken and caused her to quit her job. “The City of Philadelphia was the defendant in this case. The decision to […]

Malcolm Jenkins and other Eagles players posted $25,000 — matched by $25,000 from the Eagles Social Justice Fund — to bail out nine Philadelphians so they could be home with their families ahead of Thanksgiving. The bailout was paired with a resource fair, so those who were released could gain access to workforce training and […]

Like everyone else in the place Sunday, Cre’Von LeBlanc knew where Eli Manning was going to throw the football on that third-and-4 play at the Philadelphia 11-yard line in the fourth quarter. Right at him. Right at the man he had the unenviable task of covering. Right at Odell Beckham Jr. “Everybody in the stadium […]

The strange, difficult season of Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz just got a little stranger. David Aldridge of The Athletic reported on Tuesday that Fultz is scheduled to see a shoulder specialist, and won’t play or practice with the Sixers until after that happens. Raymond Brothers is also Fultz’s agent in addition to being his […]

The Eagles spent the last week trying to fix a sinking season, calling for self-reflection and seeking to capitalize on the underdog status that propelled them last winter. It didn’t work. A season of underachievement might have reached its nadir in a 48-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at the Superdome, dropping the […]