“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
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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...)

The Winter Storm Is Arriving In Pennsylvania

According to Fox News, "rain, strong wind gusts of up to 60 miles-per-hour and snow are all expected to be part of a storm set to arrive in our area overnight. Winter storm watches go in effect Wednesday afternoon for several counties, while a winter storm warning (more...)

Record Year for Traveling to U.S.

These tourists visiting Fiesta San Antonio in April 2012 were part of a surge. Travel and tourism to the United States hit a record $168.1 billion in 2012, an increase of more than 9 percent from 2011. “The Obama administration is committed to support these positive trends by (more...)

The Jury Clears Philly Mob Boss Ligambi Of Five Charges

On Philadelphia trial the jury clears Philly mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi of five charges and deadlocked on four other charges, and acquitted the seven defendants on most of the approximately 60 counts. Ligambi and others not convicted are expected to seek bail after about two years (more...)

Winter Storm Is Coming To Philadelphia

Did you buy shovels, sleds, skis or snow blowers? It is looks like we should use them on these weekend. According to news agencies, "impressive snowfall totals are likely with the Nor’easter heading here overnight and thru the morning hours on Friday." Friday will be rainy & windy, with a (more...)

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