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Warm Hearts offers help, warmth for the homeless

Fareeda Mabry, founder of Operation Warm Hearts, recognizes the need to keep Philadelphia’s homeless warm this winter through organizing blanket drives. Last year, Philadelphia native Fareeda Mabry, 33, started a grass-roots organization known as Operation Warm Hearts with a simple goal in mind: Help those who cannot help themselves.…

Job bill supported by business owner

DOMINIQUE JOHNSON TTN. Amjah El Nasir stands outside his ice cream shop, Cookies and Cream. Local business owner wants Washington to support new job bill. Amjad El Nasir, 58-year-old business owner, said that President Barack Obama is “doing as much as he can possibly can,” when it comes to lowering the unemployment rate of 9.1 percent and trying to create new jobs for Americans.…

Store owner relocates to South Philly

After being denied space near Main Campus, former Tristan owner found a location for his 24-hour café. After Tristan English’s idea to open a 24-hour diner near Main Campus was denied by multiple prospective landlords, he searched elsewhere for a new location for his business.…

City’s youth need outlets and discipline

Helen Brown expresses how she feels about the Philadelphia flash mobs and the mayor’s reaction. With the onslaught of recent flash mobs taking place in Center City, many are asking, “Why?” Are the youth of this city so bored with themselves, and so angry, that they find entertainment in hurting innocent bystanders for no reason at all?…