Survey Shows That Americans Use Their Yards Most for Relaxation

It is the season once again when people are excited to get out into their yards. According to recent surveys conducted by Harris Interactive, Americans with a yard will be looking forward to three activities this year: relaxing,
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WHO Considers Emergency Status for New Virus

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening a committee that will decide whether the appearance of a new disease in the Middle East has become a "public health emergency of international concern." Known as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the virus has appeared in (more...)

NAACP Holds Press Conference Supporting Marijuana Legalization Bill

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today participated in a press conference held by the NAACP calling for support of his marijuana legalization legislation bill. “I am honored that the NAACP has spoken out in favor of my legislation to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana (more...)

Education Has Helped Many Nations Meet Challenges of Global Recession

Statement by Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s “Education at a Glance-2013” report. The report, issued annually, analyzes and tracks trends in the education systems of the (more...)

Millennium Challenge Corporation Approves Georgia Compact

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) board of directors has approved a five-year, $140-million compact with Georgia to invest in science and technology education and workforce development. “One of the key ingredients to economic growth is equipping citizens with the education and skills they need to succeed in a (more...)

Diet For Perfect Summer Shape

Summer is in the air and we all know what that means; bikini season is here! Now is the perfect time to get your diet back on track and feel great in time for beautiful weather and summer vacations. Let the Sadkhin Complex weight loss program help you achieve your (more...)

Experience Magical Miami

Tropical paradise by day and urban playground by night, Miami is a city that knows how to have a good time. While many flock to Miami for its sparkling beaches and sizzling nightlife, it is the culture, couture and culinary delights that keep them returning again (more...)

Mayor Michael A. Nutter Gives High Marks ‘Class of 2013’

Mayor Michael A. Nutter unofficially closed out the school year by celebrating the achievements of  nearly 1,000 graduates from more than 70 local high schools in a graduation procession followed by a program today in Center City. “When I became Mayor, I set ambitious but attainable education goals for (more...)

Internationally Known Fashion Designer Arrives as South Jersey Shore

Original ‘Project Runway’ Winner JAY McCARROLL Named Fashion Ambassador of Hamilton Mall Internationally known fashion and textile designer Jay McCarroll, the original winner of the groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated reality show Project Runway, has been named Fashion Ambassador for Hamilton Mall, the South Jersey Shore’s (more...)

Mayor Nutter Issues Statement On Philadelphia School District Layoffs

Mayor Michael A. Nutter issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Philadelphia School District to lay off 3,783 teachers and support staff: For months, the School District has been open and honest about the impact that its $304 million budget shortfall would have on District (more...)

Philly Makes List of Most Romantic Cities in North America

Philadelphia is the 16th most romantic destination in North America according to MissTravel.com. "The City of Brotherly Love" was revealed to be a top choice for Summer love on the travel dating website, with 204 trips already planned between now and August. San Francisco took the (more...)

American Parents Fighting To Adopt Son From Russia

  • Parents Mil and Dianna Wallen and film director Sarah McCarthy join together for campaign to free 300+ children stuck in limbo after Russian authorities signed law earlier this year banning American families from adopting Russian children;
  • Mil and Dianna Wallen were in the process of adopting their son, Max, when
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Travelers Visiting U.S. in Growing Numbers

A new forecast suggests continued strong growth in travel and tourism to the United States through 2018, following a record-breaking year in 2012. International travel and tourism spending reached a record $168.1 billion, up 10 percent from 2011, the U.S. Commerce Department said in a June 10 (more...)

Sixteen Jesuit Priests Ordained This Month

Society of Jesus Celebrates First Ordinations since Election of Jesuit Pope Nearly three months after the historic election of the first Jesuit Pope, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church, will ordain 16 new priests this month in the United States. Ordination (more...)

Sen. Smith Introduces Bill to Prevent Allergy Deaths in Schools

Legislation would require schools to stock epinephrine to treat reactions to food allergies Pennsylvania Sen. Matt Smith, D-Allegheny/Washington, today introduced legislation that would require schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors, commonly known as EpiPens, in a secure location to be used by designated personnel to treat (more...)

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