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Monthly Archives: May 2012

40 under 40 Class of 2012: Michelle Hong

May 31, 2012  by 

Philadelphia Business Journal Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. | Senior vice president BBH in Philadelphia is the largest and oldest private bank in the country. Age: 37 Education: Duke University, BA in English and public policy studies (1996); Harvard Law School, JD (1999). Career history: Estate planning attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (1999-2000 and ...

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West Philadelphia: Fresh For All Program Feeding Residents

May 31, 2012  by 

By Candice Monhollan, Audra Neff-Williams and Mike Polinsky Philadelphia Neighborhoods It's hard to miss the mass of people lined up between Spruce and 49th streets on a Wednesday afternoon. They are racially mixed with young and old, but one thing they have in common is the empty bags and baskets they brought ...

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Number of the Week: Half of U.S. Lives in Household Getting Benefits

May 31, 2012  by 

By Phil Izzo The Wall Street Journal 49.1%: Percent of the population that lives in a household where at least one member received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2011. Cutting government spending is no easy task, and it's made more complicated by recent Census Bureau data showing that ...

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U.S. Winds Down Longer Benefits for the Unemployed

May 31, 2012  by 

By Shaila Dewan The New York Times Hundreds of thousands of out-of-work Americans are receiving their final unemployment checks sooner than they expected, even though Congress renewed extended benefits until the end of the year. The checks are stopping for the people who have the most difficulty finding work: the long-term unemployed. More ...

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NATIONWIDE INSURANCE FOUNDATION GIVES PHILABUNDANCE $30,000

May 29, 2012  by 

Funds Come at a Time of Great Need Philadelphia, Pa.- May 23, 2012 - Philabundance, the Delaware Valley's largest hunger relief organization, today announced that they have received a grant of $30,000 from the Nationwide Insurance Foundation.  Philabundance is receiving the funds as a part of a $1.25 million donation being ...

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HARD ROCK CAFE PHILADELPHIA LAUNCHES LOCAL LEGENDARY FOR CHARITY PROGRAM

May 29, 2012  by 

Portion of Proceeds from Hard Rock's Joe's South Philly Burger Benefits Philabundance Philadelphia, PA, May 24, 2012 - Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia is celebrating the upcoming summer BBQ and burger season by helping out its local community with the launch of the Local Legendary for Charity program.  Committed to philanthropy and ...

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Summer Hunger Events

May 24, 2012  by 

Family Keepsakes 4 Kids Now - August 24, 2012 From mid-June through August, participating local ceramics and paint-your-own pottery studios will offer a special option to interested artists - Family Keepsakes for Kids. Studios will offer specific Family Keepsakes for Kids items, with a portion of the proceeds given directly to Philabundance. Chase ...

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Third grade class at McCall Elementary takes protest against hunger to Senator Bob Casey’s office

May 24, 2012  by 

By Nicole Contosta Weekly Press Staff Reporter You're never too young to learn how to stand up for your principals. It's a belief that the third grade class at McCall elementary put into practice on May 8, 2012. That's when they took their paper plate campaign to Senator Casey's Philadelphia Office by marching ...

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Spend some time this summer volunteering!

May 22, 2012  by 

There are a lot of things that come to mind when we think of summer - beaches, boats, hot air and cool water, and of course vacation. For many residents in the area, you're not really living unless you're spending much of the summer "down the shore".  As a non-beach ...

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Poverty numbers are grim in N.J.

May 21, 2012  by 

By Alfred Lubrano Inquirer Staff Writer Philadelphia Inquirer A record 885,000 were below the poverty line, a report said. Young adults were especially hard hit. More New Jersey residents lived in poverty in 2010 than ever before, according to a report released Sunday. A record 885,0000 people in the state, nearly 300,000 of them children, ...

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