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 J. Whyatt “Jerry” Mondesire.
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J. Whyatt “Jerry” Mondesire.

Philadelphia civil rights leader, journalist Jerry Mondesire dies at 65

Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt “Jerry” Mondesire, publisher of the Philadelphia Sunday Sun, died Sunday at the age of 65.

Obituary: Sister John Gabriel Kostelnik / Nun who devoted life to teaching

Sister John Gabriel Kostelnik, lived a robust religious life for 76 of her 93 years, died Wednesday at St. Louise Convent in McCandless.

Obituary: Ken Denlinger / Longtime Washington Post sports columnist

Ken Denlinger, a longtime Washington Post sports columnist who also wrote books on college athletics, died Saturday from esophageal cancer.



TRAFFIC: Part of Smithfield Street, Downtown to close for 7 months

A northbound lane and parking lane on Smithfield Street, Downtown, will be closed from Fourth to Fifth avenues.

TRAFFIC: Hulton Bridge closes until Oct. 20, when new span opens

Crews will reconstruct parts of Hulton Road from 3rd Street to the new bridge and also on Freeport Road. Detours will be posted.



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