Mayor Michael A. Nutter Gives High Marks ‘Class of 2013’

Mayor Michael A. Nutter unofficially closed out the school year by celebrating the achievements of  nearly 1,000 graduates from more than 70 local high schools in a graduation procession followed by a program today in Center City. “When I
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Internationally Known Fashion Designer Arrives as South Jersey Shore

Original ‘Project Runway’ Winner JAY McCARROLL Named Fashion Ambassador of Hamilton Mall Internationally known fashion and textile designer Jay McCarroll, the original winner of the groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated reality show Project Runway, has been named Fashion Ambassador for Hamilton Mall, the South Jersey Shore’s (more...)

Mayor Nutter Issues Statement On Philadelphia School District Layoffs

Mayor Michael A. Nutter issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Philadelphia School District to lay off 3,783 teachers and support staff: For months, the School District has been open and honest about the impact that its $304 million budget shortfall would have on District (more...)

Philly Makes List of Most Romantic Cities in North America

Philadelphia is the 16th most romantic destination in North America according to MissTravel.com. "The City of Brotherly Love" was revealed to be a top choice for Summer love on the travel dating website, with 204 trips already planned between now and August. San Francisco took the (more...)

American Parents Fighting To Adopt Son From Russia

  • Parents Mil and Dianna Wallen and film director Sarah McCarthy join together for campaign to free 300+ children stuck in limbo after Russian authorities signed law earlier this year banning American families from adopting Russian children;
  • Mil and Dianna Wallen were in the process of adopting their son, Max, when
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Travelers Visiting U.S. in Growing Numbers

A new forecast suggests continued strong growth in travel and tourism to the United States through 2018, following a record-breaking year in 2012. International travel and tourism spending reached a record $168.1 billion, up 10 percent from 2011, the U.S. Commerce Department said in a June 10 (more...)

Sixteen Jesuit Priests Ordained This Month

Society of Jesus Celebrates First Ordinations since Election of Jesuit Pope Nearly three months after the historic election of the first Jesuit Pope, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church, will ordain 16 new priests this month in the United States. Ordination (more...)

Sen. Smith Introduces Bill to Prevent Allergy Deaths in Schools

Legislation would require schools to stock epinephrine to treat reactions to food allergies Pennsylvania Sen. Matt Smith, D-Allegheny/Washington, today introduced legislation that would require schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors, commonly known as EpiPens, in a secure location to be used by designated personnel to treat (more...)

The Power of Education

This article is excerpted from the book Outline of the U.S. Economy, published by the Bureau of International Information Programs. Benjamin Rush, a Philadelphia physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, told all who would listen that winning the war of independence from England had been hard enough. (more...)

Anti-Smoking Media Campaigns Show Positive Results Globally

Awareness of anti-smoking messages on television, radio or billboards, or in newspapers or magazines, significantly increased the odds that current smokers intend to quit in 14 of 17 countries surveyed, according to a study released in the May 31 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by (more...)

Parents Entitled to Translation & Interpretation Services

A pair of legal advocacy groups would like parents with limited English proficiency (LEP) to know that they have a right to translation and interpretation services in the School District of Philadelphia. Federal law grants special legal rights to parents for whom English is not their first language.  (more...)

Road Trip USA

The lure of the open road is a favorite theme in U.S. popular culture. Immortalized in literature, music and film, the so-called Great American Road Trip is a rite of passage for youth seeking adventure and is also a popular vacation choice for families. Traversing the United States (more...)

Toss Your Caps! Philly Graduates From College Event Salutes “Class Of 2013”

Mayor Michael A. Nutter “capped off” the school year by celebrating the accomplishments of about 300 recent college graduates from regional colleges and universities today at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mayor Nutter was joined by Chief Education Office Lori Shorr as well as academic leaders from the (more...)

The Changing Face of America’s Chinatowns

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer Most major American cities have a “Chinatown,” easily identified by Chinese-language shop and street signs, Chinese restaurants and merchants selling Chinese goods. The neighborhoods have long histories and are popular tourist destinations, but like many sections of urban America, they face the challenge (more...)

Child Abuse Prevention Advocates Ramp Up Fight to End “Passing The Trash”

Frequent headlines detailing cases of children falling victim to sexually abusive coaches, teachers, principals, custodians and other school staff has state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams calling on the General Assembly to finally pass legislation that would better address the problem in Pennsylvania. According to the U.S. Department of Education, nearly 1 (more...)

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