By Charlene Porter
Staff WriterThe 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...)
By Mary-Katherine Ream
Staff WriterNosh 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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
Celebrate the Jewish High Holidays with the first and largest contemporary online synagogue: OurJewishCommunity.org.
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.
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...)
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...)
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...)