Mighty Writers planning to open an after-school program in Italian Market

Mighty Writers, the nonprofit organization that teaches kids the value of writing well, has been awarded a grant that will enable it to open a location in the Italian Market serving Latino students. A $75,000 grant from the Knight Foundation will help pay for a literacy program catering to at

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School Talk: Help Jackson Elementary build this new rooftop playground; fundraiser on Thursday

Editor’s Note: School Talk is an occasional feature that will look at education and parenting issues in South Philly. If you have concerns, ideas, suggested topics or other thoughts about the state of schools and ways to keep improving them, email us at punk@passyunkpost.com. Weighing in this time is Tom Wyatt, education committee chair

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Help Hawthorne’s get rebuilt by getting blitzed on a $20 bottomless cup of beer

Hawthorne’s, the 11th Street beer takeout/restaurant that was severely damaged in a fire a few weeks ago, is doing its best to get back on its feet. And you can help make that happen. The restaurant is holding a block-party fundraiser on Sunday, March 23 at the Bella Vista Beer

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