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$6M to curb Black being pregnant deaths; Photographing the magical Phillies run; Mastriano concedes gov race | Morning roundup

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New Temple research goals to cut back Black maternal mortality

The U.S. maternal mortality charge is 3x greater for Black ladies than white ladies. In Philly, Black ladies made up 73% of pregnancy-related deaths.

  • A $6 million Temple research enrolling practically 500 ladies will deal with one of many root causes: coronary heart illness. It’ll additionally present doulas to some sufferers to see how a lot that helps.

“We now have a novel alternative to assist shift the narrative for Black city individuals in Philadelphia,” the research’s co-principal investigator advised BP contributor Courtenay Harris Bond.


What it was prefer to be a Phillies photographer this season

No one anticipated the Phillies to embark on their unbelievable postseason run, together with Philadelphia-based MLB photographer Heather Barry.

  • A relative newcomer to sports activities pictures who received her begin taking pictures Flyers video games, this was Barry’s first Purple October, and it was intense — however a ton of enjoyable.

Although hours have been lengthy, Barry advised BP contributor Lauren Amour, “It felt like a fever dream.”

Outtake from a team photo shoot after the Phillies won the pennant
Heather Barry

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  • What does Senator-elect John Fetterman have in widespread with Taylor Swift? They each have fun on social media when Pa. seems for them. They’re each above common by way of top. And they have been each born on the similar hospital — 20 years aside.


Mayor Kenny, who spoke yesterday at a service for veterans in Washington Sq., has nothing public on his schedule right this moment.

Two latest adjustments in his administration: Deputy Mayor for Labor Wealthy Lazer is leaving to develop into government director of the PPA, and Christy Brady has been appointed appearing metropolis controller, changing Rebecca Rhynhart, who stepped down to run for mayor.


💗 Philly Startup Leaders convenes a dialogue at UCity’s Enterprise Cafe about how violent crimes affect Philadelphia’s social economic system and tips on how to take motion towards options. (4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17)

🎭 What occurs whenever you combine trivia and comedy? At Queen Village hideaway Ulana’s, “A Quizzo Expertise” provides the reply. Tix are $5, with snacks and money bar. (8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17)

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