Day-long foreclosure memorial in North Philadelphia

    North Philadelphia residents today are taking a new approach to foreclosure protests: a day-long memorial and candlelight vigil.

    The memorial started at noon, with residents and Fight for Philly members setting up the roadside service at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue to call attention to the effects foreclosures have on families. Following the memorial, residents will hold a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m.

    Fight for Philly last week organized a West Philadelphia demonstration to call on Sen. Pat Toomey to support the federal jobs act.

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