Philadelphia Metro Area Household Income at $60.105 in 2012

Philadelphia Metro Area’s Household Income at $60,105 in 2012, American Community Survey Shows The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that the Philadelphia metro area’s median household income, poverty rate and uninsured rate were not statistically different from the year
Continue Reading...

National Preparedness Month

Since 2004, our country has observed National Preparedness Month in September. Both the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security have focused their efforts on making sure that you are prepared for emergencies, including natural disasters, home fires, pandemics and potential terrorist activities. In the event that (more...)

Stack Urges SEPTA Riders to Make 2015 Route Changes, Suggestions

Commuters who ride SEPTA are running out of time to propose route changes or make suggestions, Sen. Mike Stack said. The transportation authority is seeking proposals for its 2015 fiscal year. The deadline for making them is Aug. 31. “This is a great opportunity to tell SEPTA what you think they could (more...)

Mural Feedback Summarized

Thank you everybody for the great discussion about proposed First Community Mural. 26 people made 175 comments in less than two weeks expressed their opinions and ideas on both Philadelphia News website and Russian Philly parents group on Facebook. We wanted to make sure that valuable ideas expressed will (more...)

FOP Names Section of I-95 After 2 Philly Officers Killed in Line of Duty

Honoring the memories of two Philadelphia Highway Patrol officers killed along a 12-mile stretch of I-95 – nearly 30 years apart – Sen. Mike Stack, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and the Fraternal Order of Police dedicated that part of the interstate as the “Officers O’Hanlon and (more...)

Kane Urged to Drop Unsupportable Prosecution of Woman for Death of Elderly

Group Says Case is Violation of Dying Father’s Constitutional Right to Adequate Pain Relief Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane should drop an unsupportable assisted suicide case against a woman who was present when her 93-year-old, terminally ill father ingested morphine to relieve his pain and later died, said the (more...)

The Storm Has Caused Delays at Philadelphia International Airport

Sunday’s storm has caused delays at Philadelphia International Airport. According to Fox news, "major storms caused flooding, and knocked out the power at Terminal A East, affecting US Airways and American flights. A staffer says the power was down for four and a half hours". More (more...)

“Conversations With…” NGO Leaders From Belarus

On Monday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m. -  "Conversations With..." Panel Discussion & Reception with ten Belorussians who are in Philadelphia participating in the Community Connections Program, "The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in the Resolution of Social Issues." IVC - the International Visitors Council of Philadelphia - was selected to administer this U. (more...)

$375,000 Donation For Workready Summer Jobs From Goldman Sachs Gives

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, joined by Goldman Sachs Executive Vice President John F.W. Rogers and Philadelphia Youth Network President and CEO Stacy Holland, announced a $375,000 donation from Goldman Sachs Gives, the firm’s donor-advised fund, to WorkReady Philadelphia for the 10,000 Summer Jobs Challenge, a (more...)

City Of Philadelphia Posts Collapse-Related Documents Online

In response to numerous requests for documents regarding 2132, 2134, 2136-38 and 2140 Market Street and the building collapse that occurred on June 5, 2013, the City has begun to post collapse-related documents on its website.  The posted records consist of files from the Department of Licenses & Inspections, records (more...)

Philly Ranked 3rd Most Generous City, According to Dating-Auction Survey

A survey conducted by ranked the most generous cities in America according to average first-date offer. While the average accepted first-date price is $80 on the site, Philadelphia is home to some of this year’s most generous daters. The average cost for their shot at love? $199. released its (more...)

NASA to Beam Data from Space with Laser

NASA will use the International Space Station to test a new communications technology that could dramatically improve spacecraft communications, enhance commercial missions and strengthen transmission of scientific data. The Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) could improve NASA’s data rates for communications with future spacecraft by a (more...)

Polar-Orbiting Weather Satellite on Track for 2017 Launch

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System recently completed two key reviews at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and is continuing a steady, on-schedule and on-budget march toward the 2017 launch of JPSS-1, the second in a series of next-generation polar-orbiting weather satellites. “Completing (more...)

How a Quiet Pennsylvania Town Changed U.S. History in 1863

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer From July 1 to July 3, Americans are marking the 150th anniversary of what is arguably the most historically pivotal and symbolic battle of the country’s bloody 1861–1865 Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg. In 1863 the small college town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, became the (more...)

First Mural In Northeast Philadelphia

This is the area where the majority of the Russian-speaking population (about 220,000 people) resides.  It is a very nice and convenient place for living.  There are a lot of Russian-owned businesses in the area: numerous restaurants, doctors’ offices, body shops, adult day cares, etc. But at (more...)