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Health Brief: Show your heart some love

February is nationally recognized as American Heart Month – a time to turn our attention to keeping free from heart disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans.

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These boomers remain passionate about activism

“We as seniors can’t retire, there’s too much to do and everything is in jeopardy.“

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Ralph’s Restaurant has nourished its owners for more than 100 years

By Jay Nachman For more than 100 years Ralph’s Restaurant has been serving up Italian favorites in South Philadelphia’s Italian Market, a stint that will continue on, as declared by Elaine Dodaro, 82, who owns the restaurant with her sons, Jimmy and Eddie Rubino. “We stick with the old standards because customers would never have […]

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Long-time employees love this historic Philly restaurant

McGillin’s Old Ale House in Center City dates back to before the Civil War.

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The strong roots of Black history

February is an exceptional time for all communities to learn, study and celebrate Black history. But all of us can do more to celebrate Black history through our actions.

Built by the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society to serve as a meeting place for abolitionists, Pennsylvania Hall ws burned to the ground by "anti-black" rioters , four days after it opened. (Photo courtesy of the Free Library of Philadelphia)
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Black History Month: The burning of Pennsylvania Hall

Built by the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society to serve as a meeting place for abolitionists, Pennsylvania Hall ws burned to the ground by “anti-black” rioters, four days after it opened.

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History of Philly food

From scrapple to soft pretzels to cheesesteaks

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PCA meal programs help nourish older adults

Food resources remain essential as older adults continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic effects.

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Diaries of Black women in the Civil War

Philadelphian Emilie Davis’ book, “Civil War, the Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863-1865,” spotlights the life of a local Black woman in those turbulent days.

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