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✊ Protesters blocked Center City streets calling for a ceasefire in Gaza yesterday. Jewish Voice for Peace Philadelphia organized the rally days after police cleared a pro-Palestinian encampment at UPenn. (6ABC)

🎷 Comcast Spector wants to build a 6,000-seat concert hall on the footprint of the old Spectrum arena in South Philly. The music hall proposal is part of a larger decade-long, $2.5 billion plan to transform the sports complex into an entertainment hub. (Inquirer)

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"I never in a million years thought that I would be someone here advocating for decriminalization of drugs, but it's a reality. These people are suffering. They need health [care], not jail."
— Susan Ousterman, who lost her son to a drug overdose, is among hundreds of parents advocating for lawmakers to focus on drug treatment and prison alternatives as city officials crack down on Kensington's open-air drug market.

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