Happy Friday. I hope you're waking up today to family and leftovers, or at least doing some shopping. Either way, we'll catch you up on what you may have missed over the holiday.
— Aubrey Nagle
If you're heading out to the stores this morning (or already out the door) you'll want to hear these Black Friday shopping tips from retail experts.
In the Philly region and beyond, retailers have expectations of big spending online and off.
Mayor Kenney joined council members and immigration advocates Wednesday in a rally against the Trump administration's removal of Temporary Protected Status for Haitian migrants and the DACA program.
The end of TPS means thousands of Haitians must leave the United States by July 2019 or face deportation. Speakers at Wednesday's gathering vowed to restore TPS and Kenney candidly said of Trump, "He should get out, actually."
Kenny has fought the administration in court before, and won, to keep the administration from withholding funds from "sanctuary cities" like Philly.
In North Philly's Francisville neighborhood, a volunteer-run food distribution network is bringing fresh food to residents. Each week, volunteers pick up donated food from Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market in West Philly and hand it out to those in need.
The project is heartwarming, but also desperately needed. For some residents, this network is the only way they can get fresh produce. Across the country, healthier perishable foods are often nearly twice as expensive as unhealthy pre-packaged foods.
One in four North Philly homes struggles with hunger, the food insecurity rate of children there has nearly tripled in the past ten years, and a new report says the poverty rate for working-age adults has risen in the past decade.
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