Ukranian Man Sentenced for Human Trafficking Operation

Stepan Botsvynyuk, 38, a Ukrainian national, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a family-run human trafficking organization. Botsvynyuk and his brothers smuggled young Ukrainian immigrants into the United States and forced them
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Cheesecake War: Philly vs NYC!

‘CESCA New York, NY Slugs it Out Again with Davio’s Philadelphia, PA to Determine Which City Has the Best Cheesecake! “You know what they call cheesecake in Italy? ‘Philadelphia!’ It’s time to finally decide which cheesecake takes the cake- Philadelphia or New York,” said Ettore Ceraso, General Manager of Davio’s (more...)

Pope Selects Philadelphia For International Conference

" Pope Benedict XVI is planning to come to Philadelphia in 2015 for a world families conference, the event which is held by the church every three years ", CBS News reported. According to media, the head of the Philadelphia archdiocese Archbishop Charles Chaput, , made an unscheduled overseas trip (more...)

Teva: To Be Or Not to Be in Northeast Philadelphia

Teva Pharmaceuticals, an Israel-based international company that develops and sells generic and proprietary drugs, planned construction of a $300 million to build new warehouse and distribution facility in Northeast Philadelphia, on the site of the former Island Green Golf Course on Red Lion Road near the (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra Leaves Bankruptcy

The Philadelphia Orchestra, the first major U.S. orchestra to file Chapter 11 more than a year ago, is now leaving bankruptcy. The orchestra's reorganization plan was approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Eric L. Frank. "The orchestra is an important cultural and civic institution, and any (more...)

Philadelphia About Supreme Court Decision In Arizona v. United States

Mayor Michael A. Nutter released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona v. United States: “Today's Supreme Court decision in Arizona v. United States provides yet another reason why Congress should quickly pass comprehensive immigration reform. It demonstrates that we cannot fix our broken immigration system on (more...)

Philadelphia As Recipient Of Tiger IV Grant

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Philadelphia has been named a recipient of a TIGER IV Grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The $12.8 million award will be used to refurbish the SEPTA Wayne Junction Substation though a partnership between the City, SEPTA and PENNDOT. The station was built (more...)

False Compartments in Vehicles Used for Smuggling Illegal Substances

Working to crack down on the illegal transport of drugs, guns, people and other contraband across the Commonwealth, Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) today voted to approve legislation that passed through the House to specifically criminalize the possession of a false or secret compartment in a motor (more...)

Rebuild FDR Park Playground, $11 000 Reward For Information

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced plans to rebuild the playground in Franklin D. Roosevelt Park.  The state-of-the art, $306,000 facility, recently completed in October 2011 using funds from the City of Philadelphia’s capital budget and the FDR Park Trust, was set ablaze late Sunday evening by vandals. “When I learned about (more...)

City’s Only Bike Rental Service In Fairmount Park

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy hosted a grand opening ceremony for Wheel Fun Rentals, the only bike rental service in the city’s park system. Wheel Fun Rentals, America’s premier recreation rental company, is working with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to offer a (more...)

Lardner’s Point Park: A New Beginning In Northeast

Local redevelopment – from Main Street improvements, to rebuilding commercial corridors, to creating recreational open space—is among the strongest economic forces in our country. Our long-term recovery is dependent on stimulating local economic growth, and that is why I have made improving the neighborhoods of Southeastern Pennsylvania one of my top (more...)

Humanity Never Forgets Atrocities Like the Holocaust

Surrounded by survivors of one of the worst mass slaughter of humankind, state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams declared that Pennsylvania children and adults should “never forget,” announcing introduction of Senate Bill 1523. If enacted, public schools would be required to teach about the Holocaust, (more...)

Green 2015 Pilot Program To Schoolyards & Recreation Centers

In a major step forward for the “greening” of public spaces in Philadelphia, Mayor Michael A. Nutter formally announced today that the City and a national conservation group will partner with the School District to green as many as 10 school yards and recreation centers starting this spring. The new groundbreaking (more...)

Speed Limit Could Get 70 MPH On Some Sections of Pennsylvania Turnpike

New bill would allow for a 70-mph speed limit on some areas, as they are already permitted to make the speed limit 65 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Now there is 55 mph as the “default” speed limit. New measure had approved by the House Transportation Committee. CBS News said, that "some (more...)

Halloween in May? YES !

Halloween in May ?  YES ! Annual National Hallow, Horror, Haunted House & Hearse Convention!! Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Pennsylvania May 4th - May 6th, 2012 https://www.HalloweenShow.com Over 200 vendor booths to purchase product NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES !! (For example, let's say you needed a prop of "A dead (more...)

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