ICYMI: City Speeds Up Process Of Closing Restaurants With Health Violations

In case you missed it, the Philadelphia Department of Health has teamed up with Licenses and Inspections to enhance the city’s ability to close down food establishments that have been cited for health concerns. Phila. health department gets power to shut dirty
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Americans Give Thanks with Feasting, Holiday Shopping

Earlier in the day, President Barack Obama reminded Americans that Thanksgiving is about more than shopping. The holiday, he said, is a day for food, football and hoping "the turkey didn't turn out too dry.'' VOA News This year's holiday shopping season in the U.S. got off to a brisk start as (more...)

Pope And Pilgrims Find A Bit Of Home In Philadelphia

Familiar Foods, Dances, Games & Religious Shrines Celebrate South American & Italian Traditions aJames Beard Award winner Marc Vetri’s pizzeria serves traditional, Neapolitan-style pizzas from its 8,500-pound wood-burning oven. To wash down their pies, patrons can choose from a variety of beverages on tap, including rotating beers and red and white (more...)

New Orleans Mourns Katrina Losses But Celebrates Its Renewal

VOA News Church bells tolled Saturday in the U.S. city of New Orleans and across large swaths of the Gulf Coast as residents marked the 10th anniversary of the deadly Hurricane Katrina. Dignitaries in the hard-hit city laid wreaths and eulogized the the storm's 1,800 dead, while celebrating the recovery of the (more...)

“Food & Flicks” At The Oval In Philadelphia

Featuring four weeks of themed movie nights and programming Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy present “Food & Flicks” at The Oval. “Food & Flicks” will feature a series of themed movie nights and programming including live musical performances, renowned DJ’s, food trucks, and the adjacent seasonal beer (more...)

Harrah’s Philly Fest: Largest Food, Wine, Music, and Arts Festival

September casino event expected to draw thousands On Saturday September 13th, Harrah's Philadelphia Casino will host the area's largest festival of its kind. Five festivals, all in one place. The event is being called "Harrah's PhillyFest" and promises to present  the very best in food, (more...)

Fighting for milk

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty D-Lackawanna www.pahouse.com/Haggerty Our elected representatives in Washington will be tasked to regulate the price of a basic part of many Americans’ diet, milk, when they reconvene Jan. 7 to debate the Farm Bill. A stop-gap measure was passed last week to keep milk’s price artificially depressed until the (more...)

A List Of Emergency Contacts During Winter Storm

American Red Cross Southeastern Pa. Disaster Services: 215-299-4000 Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State Police: 215-560-6200 Delaware County Police: 610-892-8400 Bucks County Fire Department: 215-340-8700 Northampton Police/Fire Department: 610-759-2200 Philadelphia Fire Department: 215-686-1300 PECO Energy Customer Service: 1-800-494-4000 PECO Energy Emergency (gas or electric): 1-800-841-4141 Philadelphia Gas Works : 215-235-1212 PPL Electric: 1-800-DIAL-PPL (3425775) Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power), Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), (more...)

Turning The Tide On Childhood Obesity

Dr. Janey Thornton, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services As the Department of Agriculture’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, I am on a mission to make sure all of our nation’s children have the best possible chance at a healthy life and a bright (more...)

Scientist Wins Food Prize for Key Agricultural Discovery

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer While in school in Hinsdale, Illinois, Mary-Dell Chilton took a series of standardized academic aptitude tests. After the tests, an evaluator told Chilton she did so well on the science portion that some examiners thought perhaps she had cheated. She had not. In fact, the (more...)

United States Adds $100 Million in Syrian Aid

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer The United States is providing an additional $100 million in humanitarian assistance to more than 1.4 million Syrian refugees already living outside of Syria and the several million displaced within the war-torn country, Secretary of State John Kerry says. The additional funding brings (more...)

6 Tips For Pet Parents to Get Rid of The Ick This Spring

“Ick” Problem #1: Guests Don’t Want a Fur Coat Solution: According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) 32 percent of pet parents said shedding is one of the major drawbacks to owning a dog and this is especially true for guests when they come (more...)

How Do Increase Minimum Wage In PA?

Rep. Ed Neilson, D-Phila., introduced legislation today to increase the state minimum wage. "The minimum wage was implemented to ensure a living wage for working families and individuals. However, many of these families who depend on full-time minimum wage incomes are still living below the poverty line,” Neilson (more...)

Statement from the President Obama on Passover

Statement from the President on Passover As we prepare for our fifth Seder in the White House, Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Passover here in America, in the State of Israel, and around the world. Tonight, Jewish families will gather with family and friends (more...)

U.S. Government on Russia’s Suspension of U.S. Meat Imports

As of February 11, 2013, Russia is prohibiting imports of all U.S. beef, pork, turkey and other meat products by requiring a zero tolerance for the presence of ractopamine. Ractopamine is a safe additive for animal feed that is used in 27 countries, and has been shown (more...)

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