Voter turnout increased throughout the Philadelphia region in Tuesday’s elections, as tens of thousands of more ballots were cast than in previous off-year elections in counties where Democrats picked up historic wins.
“Many of our students are first generation, coming from low- and middle- income families," said university president Sister Maureen Garrity. "So, this grant gives us a competitive edge with our students because it allows us to provide them resources they need to thrive.”
More than 1,000 Philadelphia office cleaners marched from 18th and Market Streets to Rittenhouse Square to rally for fair contract negotiations. Their current agreement expires Oct. 15 for 3,000 office cleaners in the city.