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For generations, District 19 in Overbrook was a peaceful enclave, sandwiched between Montgomery County and West Philly—a community where gunshots and crime were the exception, not the rule. Then, on April 11, 2013, Bernard “B.J.” Scott was a bystander to a fight across the street from Overbrook High School, where he was a student, at … Continue reading The Heartbeat of a Neighborhood
Young folks—who have grown up experiencing the increasingly worsening effects of climate change—know best that it’s an issue we can’t afford to put off. They know better, it seems, than even political parties: The Democratic National Committee voted down a proposal to hold a single issue debate focused on Climate Change. Which is why Georgetown’s … Continue reading The Citizen Recommends: Climate Forum 2019
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