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Dec 12, 2018

Supporters Demand Funding for 'Heart' of Philly: Libraries

Supporters Demand Funding for 'Heart' of Philly: Libraries

Supporters of Philadelphia's Free Library system on Wednesday handed in petitions with more than 5,000 signatures to Mayor Jim Kenney and City Council members, seeking an increase in funding that would...

Dec 7, 2018

Philly's Fair Workweek Passes Amid Thunderous Applause

Philly's Fair Workweek Passes Amid Thunderous Applause

Philadelphia City Council voted Thursday on a fair workweek bill that would guarantee predictable schedules for some 130,000 hourly workers in the service and hospitality industries.

Nov 30, 2018

Despite Opposition, Philly's Fair Workweek Bill Set to Pass

Despite Opposition, Philly's Fair Workweek Bill Set to Pass

Philadelphia inched closer to passing the city’s first fair workweek bill, which, advocates said, would provide stable scheduling and income security to some 130,000 service workers.

Nov 12, 2018

Hunger in Philly Worsens, Bucking National Trend, Study Says

Hunger in Philly Worsens, Bucking National Trend, Study Says

The cost of ending hunger in Philadelphia would take increasing the purchasing power of food-insecure families by $158 million. In the greater metropolitan area, it would cost $355 million, according to a...

Oct 15, 2018

Voting While Broke: What Keeps Low-Income People from Polls

Voting While Broke: What Keeps Low-Income People from Polls

Many low-income Americans face increasing uncertainty when it comes to casting a ballot, from feeling politically disengaged to questioning whether they have the time and resources to find their polling place.

Oct 2, 2018

Broke In Philly: Sunday Suppers Fight Food Insecurity

Broke In Philly: Sunday Suppers Fight Food Insecurity

In this episode of Broke In Philly, NBC10 talks to Sherita Mouzon, who works as a Witness to Hunger with Drexel's Center for Hunger Free Communities. There, she helps to fight food insecurity by equipping...

Sep 27, 2018

‘No Vacations From Poverty’ for Philly's Poor, Report Finds

‘No Vacations From Poverty’ for Philly's Poor, Report Finds

A new report released Wednesday by Pew Charitable Trusts shines a light on the experiences of Philadelphia's lowest income residents and shows how financial insecurity can affect everything from education...

Aug 27, 2018

Broke in Philly: Local College Student Works to Overcome Financial Hardships

Broke in Philly: Local College Student Works to Overcome Financial Hardships

Imagine being without a stable home or not knowing when you'll be able to eat next because you can't afford food. Local researchers found more than a third of college students across the country are in...

Aug 8, 2018

Broke in Philly: The High Cost of Being Broke Stories

Broke in Philly: The High Cost of Being Broke Stories

NBC10 and Telemundo 62 are participating in a year-long reporting collaborative called Broke in Philly, which provides nuanced and in-depth stories about economic justice in Philadelphia.

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2 Rabbits Wreak Havoc on Philly Neighborhood
2 Rabbits Wreak Havoc on Philly Neighborhood

Residents of a Philadelphia neighborhood say two rabbits have wreaked havoc on their street, causing thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.

2-Year-Old Child Found Dead at Falls Township Apartment
2-Year-Old Child Found Dead at Falls Township Apartment

An investigation is underway after a toddler was found dead at an apartment in Falls Township, Pennsylvania.

Woman Charged in Deadly DUI Crash in Bucks County
Woman Charged in Deadly DUI Crash in Bucks County

Police arrested a woman accused of crashing into another vehicle and killing the driver while under the influence in Bucks County.

Drug-Related Slayings Fuel 10-Year High in Philly Homicides
Drug-Related Slayings Fuel 10-Year High in Philly Homicides

In 2017, as the homicide total in Philadelphia passed 300 for the first time in five years, city police were not yet ready to declare drugs were the driving motive behind the increase — despite a conclusive...

Spa Owner Accused of Selling Sex at Ocean City Business
Spa Owner Accused of Selling Sex at Ocean City Business

The owner of a New Jersey spa is now facing prostitution charges after investigators determined her business offered sex as well as massages.

Police ID Man Found Dead After Car Explosion, No Foul Play
Police ID Man Found Dead After Car Explosion, No Foul Play

Police identified a man who was found dead inside a car that exploded into flames in the parking lot of a Buffalo Wild Wings outside the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing, New Jersey.