Israeli And Palestinian Supporters Rally In Philadelphia

" More than 630 Palestinians and about 35 Israelis have died in the conflict in Gaza, and today protesters for both sides rallied in Center City Philadelphia in an effort to raise support for their efforts:,
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City Of Philadelphia Opens BenePhilly Centers

Provides benefits access assistance to low-income Philadelphians. Eva Gladstein participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the public opening for the BenePhilly Center located at Philadelphia FIGHT.  This ceremony marked the official opening of six benefits access locations across the City, which works with low-income Philadelphians to (more...)

Pennsylvania Ranks 15th Highest for Insurance Coverage

We know rates of uninsured vary dramatically across states. Yet following the implementation of ACA/Obamacare, there’s been a lot of talk but not a lot of real information consumers can use to compare states by insurance coverage rates. To provide consumers with this critical information, today WalletHub released its (more...)

Wawa Welcome America! Festival on July 4th

City and Wawa Welcome America! officials announce plans for Wawa Welcome America! festival on July 4th Details on event activities, transportation, parking, security and more. Philadelphia is rolling out the red-white-and-blue carpet to residents and visitors at the ongoing Wawa Welcome America! festival, as it approaches its grand finale on July 4th. (more...)

Philadelphia Throws A Week-Long Fourth Of July Party

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™ Philadelphia, the birthplace of independence, is celebrating the Fourth of July in a big way. From the start of the annual Wawa Welcome America! festival on June 28 to the Independence National Historical Park Service’s reading of the Declaration of (more...)

Exhibition Unveils New Master Plan Designed By Frank Gehry

Special Exhibition Unveils New Master Plan Designed By Frank Gehry For The Renovation And Expansion Of The Philadelphia Museum Of Art On July 1, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will unveil the comprehensive plan that Frank Gehry has created for the renovation and expansion of its home on the Benjamin (more...)

James Beard Foundation Recognizes Two People From Philadelphia

Marc Vetri has been nominated for 2014 James Beard Foundation awards for Outstanding Chef and for Outstanding Service for his restaurant, Vetri, in Philadelphia. Designers David Whipple and Josh Otto, of Assimilation Design Lab LLC and Otto Architects LLC, have been nominated for a 2014 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant (more...)

Stack Bills Would Reform Marijuana Laws, Reduce Costs

At a news conference in the state Capitol, state Sen. Mike Stack discussed two new bills intended to reform marijuana laws to curb the unintended consequences that drain local budgets and waste law enforcement resources. “Beyond the financial cost, our antiquated marijuana laws clog our criminal justice system and consume time (more...)

Government Reform Caucus Urges Action on Bills Banning Gifts

The state legislature’s new Government Reform Caucus is urging action on measures that would limit or ban public officials from accepting gifts and cash. State Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/York) and state Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland), the co-chairs of the bipartisan, bicameral group, joined fellow members of the Government Reform Caucus during (more...)

PA: Students Have Been Stabbed at High School, 20 Injured

On Wednesday morning a teenage boy armed with two kitchen knives went on a rampage at his high school (Franklin Regional High School) in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, injuring 19 students and a security guard, according to the media. The suspected attacker, a 16 years old student, was taken into custody. Emergency (more...)

Fastest-Growing Counties in Pennsylvania

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today on where the heaviest population growth in Pennsylvania was concentrated last year The fastest-growing county in Pennsylvania between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2013, was Cumberland whose population rose 0.9 percent over the period. Cumberland county was followed by Lancaster county (0.6 percent), Chester (more...)

Taylor Bill to Increase Penalties for Illegal Guns Passes Committee

Legislation sponsored by Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) to toughen the penalties against those who use illegal guns has passed the House Judiciary Committee. “This bill will give prosecutors an additional tool to fight illegal firearm possession and violence in the City of Philadelphia,” Taylor said. “If a person is carrying any (more...)

Mayor Nutter’s Remarks To The Pontifical Council For The Family

Mayor Michael A. Nutter addressed the Pontifical Council for the Family in Rome.  His remarks are as follows: “I’d like to recognize Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, Bishop Jean Lafitte, Monsignor Carlos Simón Vázquez, leaders of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Bishop John McIntyre, Father Bill Donovan, (more...)

Grand Opening Of New, Executive Club Floor

The Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center is celebrating the grand opening of its new, Executive Club Floor on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A ribbon cutting ceremony  and press reception will take place at the hotel Tuesday featuring the hotel’s owner, Steve Lam and general manager Kenny Lam, followed (more...)

Building Stronger Communities in a Stronger Pennsylvania

Job creation and economic progress require strong communities, and nobody recognizes that more than Governor Corbett. The governor’s budget continues to support funding increases in previous years to support communities and local governments. Since Gov. Corbett took office, the Act 47 revolving fund has been replenished, and we are now budgeting (more...)

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