In a vote with historic implications, the House voted to impeach President Trump. Representatives voted almost entirely along party lines on both articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
As the vote took place on Capitol Hill, Trump held a rally in Battle Creek, Mich., telling his supporters, “We did nothing wrong.”
According to new census data released this morning, Philadelphia remains a city of extremes. In some neighborhoods, residents prosper. In others, poverty deepens at the same time. A new survey from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey looked at poverty and median household income by neighborhood, among other variables, over five years.
Compared to the very first version of this survey, which covered the years 2005 through 2009, 15 Philadelphia neighborhoods saw income rise while 39 had decreases. Similarly, poverty fell in 17 neighborhoods but jumped in 38 others. The neighborhood with the biggest increase in income was Graduate Hospital. The largest decrease occurred in Hunting Park.
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“Imagine being forced to go into a building five days a week where you might get brain damage because of chipped lead paint, or cancer because of exposed asbestos — a chemical that, as of Dec. 17, has shut down four Philadelphia schools this year.” — State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler writes for The Inquirer about the latest Philly school to close this year due to asbestos issues.