May 23, 2019
Broke in Philly

One-Stop Legal Shop

The Equal Justice Center will bring 12 community legal groups under one roof, to help low-income Philadelphians. It will be the first of its kind | From: The Philadelphia Citizen (Read more.)

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5 “Green” Freebies in Philly

In honor of Earth Week, we’re giving you a gift of FREE giveaways. OK, so we’re not giving you the free things… technically the city is. But living a sustainable lifestyle doesn’t have to be expensive and mean you have to buy new things to benefit the planet. | From: Green Philly (Read more.)

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Wake Up With WURD – Aaron Moselle

Aaron Moselle is a general assignment reporter for WHYY. He focuses on homelessness, poverty, and income inequality. He joins Wake Up With WURD to talk about his recent article: Philly housing costs rising faster for poor and middle class than for the wealthy. | From: WURD Radio (Read more.)

Southwest Philly battles life in an auto zone

Year after year, auto shops flout rules intended to prevent fires and protect people and the environment from toxic fumes and fluids. Despite efforts to stop new shops from popping up, more continue to open via a zoning appeals process that allows owners to secure variances with little scrutiny. | From: PlanPhilly (Read more.)

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Maternity care crisis (averted?)

In the past two decades, 13 of the city’s 19 maternity wards have closed. Philadelphia’s maternal mortality rate is high, especially for women of color. Cause and effect? Not so fast, says Malcolm Burnley, who takes a deep look at the factors contributing to poor maternal health outcomes in the city. | From: Generocity
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