How to Succeed in Social Activism

Part 1: Put Down that Keyboard and Get Involved By: Garrett Ettinger We’ve all heard the criticism before. “You share and post all these things on your social media, but do you actually get out there and volunteer?” When you’ve got a full-time job, kids, and a social life, sometimes

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MASTERFUL MESSAGE

  Consumers Corner # 40 DAVID MCCULLOUGH WORKS HIS MAGIC AT RECENT CARPENTERS’ HALL CEREMONY The most uplifting pubic performance I’ve seen in years took place June 21 at Carpenters’ Hall, 320 Chestnut Street. Historian David McCullough, author of “1776,” “John Adams” and many other acclaimed books, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner

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ROAD TO CONFUSION

Consumers Corner # 39 I-95 IS BEING RENAMED NORTH OF BRISTOL, PA By Jim Murphy  If you travel on I-95 north of Philadelphia, be ready for some changes in the next few months. The big one: north of Bristol, Pa., the highway running between the Scudders Falls Bridge and Route 1

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EASY WRITING TIPS

Consumers Corner # 38 THIS BOOK CAN HELP YOU WRITE BETTER IN MINUTES  It really can! By Jim Murphy If you’ve never read “the little book” – more commonly called the “Elements of Style” by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White – it’s time you did. Because no matter how good (or

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WATER WONDERS

Consumers Corner # 37 DILWORTH PARK DELIGHT  Color-coded moving mist tracks trains running below By Jim Murphy  Starting this July, you’ll see Centre Square’s impressive water and rail history portrayed in a unique, colorful public art display at Dilworth Park titled “Pulse.” As three SEPTA train and trolley lines pass under

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Reusing for the Environment

Most of us have heard the phrase “reduce, reuse, and recycle”. This simple expression is how you can help save energy, natural resources, and the environment. Reduce, reuse, and recycling should be followed in that order. Reduce and reuse products before recycling. Just by reducing and reusing, you are preventing pollution, saving

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NOT LEAN, BUT SOMETIMES MEAN

Consumers Corner # 36 BUSINESS EXECS WANT CHEAP GOVT. – UNTIL THEY BECOME A PART OF IT Then they enjoy spending our money By Jim Murphy Business leaders and politicians love to talk about how government should be smaller, cheaper and run like a private company. Until they become appointed to

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Hotline Volunteering – Women Organized Against Rape

Crisis Hotline Volunteer For a few hours a month, I volunteer my time on Philadelphia’s only rape crisis center’s hotline, Women Organized Against Rape, or WOAR. The mission of WOAR is to eliminate all forms of sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights

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NBA – Not Believable Anymore

Consumers Corner # 35 I CAN’T GET ALL TOO EXCITED ABOUT THE 76ERS “PROCESS” By Jim Murphy I know many Philadelphia basketball friends are thrilled by the 76ers’ recent success on the court. They’re in the second round of the Eastern Division playoffs! I myself absolutely love the players and coach Brett

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PROTECT OUR CHILDREN

Consumers Corner # 34 LET’S DO WHAT WE CAN TO PREVENT TEEN SUICIDES By Jim Murphy Suicide sucks for everyone – especially for family and friends left behind. And no parent should have to bury a child, much less a child who died by his or her own hand. No doubt

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