Falling upon hard times, a former King of Prussia pharmacist went from living with her two dogs in a 4,000-square-foot house to a car with a dead battery and no gas in a Target parking lot. But thanks to the goodness of the community, she now has an apartment to stay in and a renewed connection to her neighbors, Alfred Lubrano writes. And thanks to the goodness of Jimmy “Buckets” Butler, the Sixers are still alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals, and — clap your hands, everybody — headed to Toronto for Game 7.
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Growing up in King of Prussia, Lynn Schutzman said she was always "one of the haves” — until she wasn’t.
After absorbing the untimely death of her husband, a series of devastating illnesses, and financial ruin hastened by medical bills and relatives who she said took advantage of her, the 69-year-old former pharmacist found herself moving from her middle-class life in a 4,000-square-foot house to an apartment, then to her car.
Blasting the Mercedes’ heat in the winters and renting a motel room for the occasional shower, Schutzman and her dogs, Chaucer and Chase, lived for two years out of her vehicle, which was most recently stationed in a Target parking lot.
Then one day last month, a pair of strangers knocked on Schutzman’s car window with a promise to help.
Philadelphia officials are hoping to make it a little easier for first-time home buyers to put down roots in the city.
Launching in June, Philly First Home promises eligible residents $10,000 toward home down payments and closing costs, and will forgive the loan if the buyer stays in the house for over 15 years.
And no matter how Game 7 ends, the Sixers have already proved something, writes columnist David Murphy.
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“For this first-ever black triumvirate in pageant history to be a real beauty win, all black women need to be able to sit comfortably in their natural beauty wherever they are — work, school, play, and on the pageant stage. That means we shouldn’t have to explain our curves. We shouldn’t feel some kind of way about our full lips or our broad noses. We need not be brown versions of the white ideal.” - Columnist Elizabeth Wellington on the importance of natural hair laws.