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This Week at Broke in Philly: 07.13.2018

• Beyond SEPTA Key: New program replaces tokens for people in need | From: Billy Penn
• Why this couple’s wedding registry was devoted to paying off Philly kids’ court costs | From: Philadelphia Media Network
• New report sheds light on poverty | From: NBC10/Telemundo62
• How this Philadelphia neighborhood is gentrifying without displacement | From: Next City
• Philadelphians feel squeezed as U.S. economy seems to hum. That’s a poverty problem | From: Philadelphia Media Network
• Here’s where people living on Philly streets can find respite from the heat | From: Generocity […]

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Pa. bills would subsidize the costs of college

From The Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Philadelphia legislators have introduced bills in the state Senate and House of Representatives that would give low-income and middle-class students full tuition scholarships to community colleges and state-related universities. […]

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How this Philadelphia neighborhood is gentrifying without displacement

From Next City: Where anti-gentrification activists in Point Breeze have gone so far as to torch new homes under construction, and North-Central Philadelphia residents protest Temple University’s drive to turn their neighborhood into an extension of its campus, Germantowners rely mainly on the neighborhood’s homegrown resources to create what may well become one of the first income-diverse gentrified neighborhoods. […]

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This Week at Broke in Philly: 06.29.18

• PA foster families would get a $500 tax credit if this bill becomes law | From: Billy Penn
• Program helps local families dealing with financial hardship | From: NBC10/Telemundo62
• How Philabundance and Di Bruno Bros. are turning surplus food into gold | From: Billy Penn
• Landing on your feet | From: The Philadelphia Citizen
• Find resources for housing and more in Philadelphia […]