We Should Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Just four months after Pennsylvania became the first state in the nation to enact a law protecting student athletes from sudden cardiac arrest, Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) and his two teen sons participated in a heart screening organized
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Safer Air Travel Should Result from U.S. Innovation

By Charlene Porter
Staff Writer
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has developed a turbulence-avoidance system for use in flight, allowing pilots to better detect and avoid patches of potentially dangerous air turbulence. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commissioned NCAR to develop the system, and it is in (more...)

Journey Through World’s Cuisine Teaches About Community

By Mary-Katherine Ream
Staff Writer
Nosh is a Yiddish term meaning snack or light meal, but you will not find light meals at United Noshes, a Brooklyn couple’s five-year project to cook their way through the United Nations. “I feel about it the way most people feel about going to church. (more...)

Operation Provide Hope Delivers Medical Aid to Moldova

On September 21, a team of volunteer U.S. doctors and nurses will depart from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland bound for Chisinau, Moldova, as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Operation Provide Hope humanitarian assistance program. These volunteers will spend a week in Moldova sharing their expertise

Russian Celebrity Receives First Three-Year U.S. Visa

Tina Kandelaki, seen here holding her U.S. visa, recently became the first Russian citizen to receive a multientry U.S. visa valid for three years. Kandelaki — born in Tbilisi, Georgia, to parents of Greek and Armenian descent — moved to Moscow in 1995, and has worked on many (more...)

Obama Remarks in Advance of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur

As we look forward to the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays Sunday night, I want to extend my warmest wishes to all those celebrating the New Year. This is a joyful time for millions of people around the world. But Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are also (more...)

Enroll Online in PA 529 College Savings Plan This Month and Save

September is “Saving for College Month” and Pennsylvania families can take advantage of a special offer from the college savings program offered by the state, according to state Sen. Mike Stack. Families who open a new Guaranteed Savings Plan account online through the Pennsylvania 529 College (more...)

Rosh Hashanah In Philadelphia: Apples Dipped In Honey & Much More

Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri and is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. The Bible refers to the holiday as Yom Ha-Zikkaron (the day of remembrance) or Yom Teruah (the day of the sounding of

Celebrate the Jewish High Holidays With the First Online Synagogue

Celebrate the Jewish High Holidays with the first and largest contemporary online synagogue: OurJewishCommunity.org.

OurJewishCommunity.org is a global outreach initiative. Its liturgy for the Jewish holidays expresses a contemporary and modern Jewish experience. The liturgy gives voice to Judaism’s ever-unfolding religious experience and promotes the values of

Philadelphia Set to Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out For The First Time

Philadelphia will put its best fashion foot forward and join a global celebration designed to highlight fashion and support the retail community citywide on Thursday, September 6. Fashion's Night Out is a one-night-only fashion extravaganza celebrated in stores in more

West Nile Virus Epidemic in Texas killed nine people

According to CNN News, "a West Nile virus epidemic has prompted a public health emergency in Dallas County, Texas, where the disease has killed nine people.

The virus there infected 175 people, said Patricia Huston of Dallas County Health and Human Services." Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins declared the

Southpaws: August 13 Is Your Day!

August 13 is International Left-Handers Day. Founded in 1976 by Left-Handers International, International Left-Handers Day promotes awareness of the inconveniences left-handers face in a predominantly right-handed world: tasks such as using scissors and can openers designed for right-handers, and writing on the right side of a spiral

Temple-Fox Chase Merger Will Strengthen Health Care in the Region

State Sen. Mike Stack joined officials from Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University Health System to mark the merger of the two health systems during a celebration at the cancer center. Fox Chase, a formerly independent facility located on Cottman Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, is (more...)

Sewer Rates To Ensure Top-Quality Drinking Water

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) recently announced its proposal to seek rate changes, beginning October 1, 2012, to maintain the City’s top-quality water, alleviate flooding, meet regulatory requirements and improve the quality of local rivers and streams.  Even with the proposed additional rates, PWD’s water and sewer charges (more...)

Stack, Tomlinson Announce Significant RACP Grant for Aria Health-Torresdale

State Sens. Mike Stack and Robert Tomlinson have secured $3 million in state funding for an expansion project at Aria Health-Torresdale in Northeast Philadelphia. The lawmakers presented the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funds to the hospital at a news conference. The Emergency Department construction project at Aria’s Torresdale campus will (more...)


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