Bucks County Man Killed His Ex-wife and Injured Her Daughter

Bucks County man shot to his ex-wife, injured the woman’s daughter and shot a police officer in the chest in a shooting spree in Lower Southampton and Northampton on Thursday night, local media reported.
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Feedback On Comcast Cable Service For Franchise Renewal Process

In 2015, the City of Philadelphia’s current 15-year cable television franchise agreement with Comcast Cable will expire.  Comcast holds a franchise for each of the four franchise areas in the City, covering all of Philadelphia.  The City of Philadelphia and Comcast have begun the cable franchise renewal process.  (more...)

City Officials Continue Push For Youth Summer Jobs

City officials and WorkReady Philadelphia partners, representing City businesses and non-profit organizations, participated in a call with President Barack H. Obama and mayors from across the United States to highlight the importance of summer and year-round youth employment initiatives and urge businesses, non-profits and cities to invest in these initiatives. In (more...)

Philadelphia Is At a Heightened Level Of Security

“Philadelphia is at a heightened level of security at this point,” said Mayor Michael Nutter on a press conference, that was  held on Monday night. According to CBS News, "Philadelphia police in coordination with Amtrak, SEPTA, Parks & Recreation Department, and the U.S. National Park Service are all on heightened (more...)

“Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust” in PA

State Sen. Mike Stack today presented resolutions to five Holocaust survivors from throughout Pennsylvania during the commonwealth’s annual Holocaust commemoration at the state Capitol. “The atrocities that took place at the hands of the Nazi regime are unfathomable; that these horrifying and tragic moments took place (more...)

Ambulance Company and Owners Plead Guilty in Health Care Fraud Scheme

MedEx Ambulance Inc., located in Feasterville, Pennsylvania, and its owners, Aleksandr N. Zagrodony and Sergey Zagorodny, pleaded guilty to all counts of a 41-count indictment charging them with health care fraud, false statements in connection with health care matters, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit health (more...)

The Trail Connects Phila To Mont Co. As Part Of Larger Schuylkill River Trail

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City of Philadelphia officials and federal officials gathered in Northwest Philadelphia to cut the ribbon on the newly constructed Shawmont Trail; officially opening it for public use. The $1.4 million Shawmont Trail project was led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (more...)

Violence & Crime in PA’s Small Urban Centers

Panel features Attorney General and State Police Commissioner Violence, crime and gang warfare continue to plague smaller urban areas across Pennsylvania. The Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a roundtable discussion at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre to talk about the growing problem of violent crime in Pennsylvania, with (more...)

City Of Philadelphia Extends Real Estate Payment Due Date

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Revenue has extended the due date for FY13 Real Estate Tax payment to Monday, April 1, 2013 because the City is closed on Friday, March 29 and March 31, the original due date, falls on a Sunday.  All payments received (more...)

Race is Not the Issue, Says Project 21 Black Conservative Network

Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are criticizing the lawyer of an abortion doctor for playing the 'race card' to defend his client against gruesome charges that the doctor, who is black, murdered a patient and born-alive babies during abortion procedures. "Are there no depths to which those employing (more...)

New Bill To Toughen Regulations On Methadone Clinics

State Rep. Kevin Boyle has reintroduced legislation that would tighten the loose regulations now in place for methadone treatment facilities. Boyle's bill would require the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to notify all federal, state and local elected officials within five days of receiving an (more...)

Philadelphia’s Population Increases In 2012

Since the 2010 Census was taken, the City of Philadelphia experienced a population growth of .6 percent, an  increase of about 9,040 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. These findings are the result of the 2012 Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program (PEP). “Philadelphia keeps (more...)

Let’s Support On Gun Violence Prevention and Education!

Mayor Nutter announces government efficiency report, asks business community for support on gun violence prevention and education measures. Speaking at the Annual Mayor Luncheon to members of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the release of a report by FTI Consulting that estimates the (more...)

“Drive Right, Ride Right, Walk Right” In Philadelphia

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the launch of the City of Philadelphia’s Drive Right, Ride Right, Walk Right campaign to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to keep safe as they move around Philadelphia. Among the messages posted on bus shelters, buses and subways cars across Philadelphia beginning this week are (more...)

Strategic Plan For Callowhill & Chinatown North

Plan reaffirms City’s intentions to build park on viaduct structure. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has adopted a strategic plan for the Callowhill and Chinatown North neighborhoods that includes proposals for new zoning controls, park spaces, and streets to create a more pedestrian-friendly scale in (more...)

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