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Hello and happy Monday! I’m back in your inbox this morning with all the top things happening locally. Today you will find news about:
- Four hundred workers from the Liberty Coca-Cola Plant have voted to strike on Sunday.
- A 24-year-old man was shot and killed in the city’s Lawndale section.
- More than 10,000 people participated in the 26th annual Gift of Life Donor Dash.
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Not so hot; a morning bath. High: 70 Low: 50.
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Here are the top three stories in Philadelphia today:
- But do we still get our Coke? Teamsters Local 830 management reports that the warehouse, truck driver and clerical/administrative staff at Liberty Coca-Cola have voted to strike. Picket lines, posters, megaphones, lawn chairs and lots of coffee have already set up shop on the 700 block of E. Erie Avenue. Local 830 Secretary-Treasurer Daniel H. Grace called the latest contract offering “insulting.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
- Gunfire rang out in the 6400 block of Lawndale Street, killing a 24-year-old man Sunday. The victim has not been identified by police and no arrests have been made. Lawndale residents are shocked by the gun violence in their community and mourn the loss of life and the increase in gunfire they hear on their streets. (6abc Philadelphia)
- The Gift of Life was out in full force during the 26th annual Donor Dash that began at Eakins Oval. Over 10,000 participants – most of them family of organ donors and the recipients themselves laced up their sneakers and completed a 5k run, 10k run or 3k walk. Donor Dash 2023 raised more than $350,000 and right now there are 5,000 people on the organ transplant list in our region. (6abc Philadelphia)
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About Me: Patty-Pat Kozlowski has been writing community news and Philly-centric Op/Eds for over 20 years. A Jill of all trades, she has been a stand-up comedian, chef, DJ, newspaper editor, food trucker and Parks Director for Philadelphia Parks & Rec as well as a community relations/legislative assistant for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Philadelphia City Council.
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