Philadelphia Airport’s Gate Crashed By The Jeep Cherokee

Kenneth Mazik, 24, of Chadds Ford crashed his Jeep through a chain-link fence surrounding the Philadelphia International Airport along Hog Island Road on Thursday around 11 a.m. An affidavit by FBI Special Agent Megan MacDonald said to local media,
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$645 Thousand For Manayunk Canal Towpath Renovation

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the completion of $645,000 in renovations to the Manayunk Canal Towpath. The project was funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the City of Philadelphia.  The Manayunk Canal Towpath is a key linkage in Fairmount Park’s multi-use recreational trail system. It (more...)

Nutter:”I am Keeping My Focus On the Future of Philadelphia”

Mayor Michael A. Nutter addressed the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce at their annual Mayoral Luncheon and President’s Circle Reception. Also during the luncheon, the 2011 Edward Powell Award was presented to Richard Hayne, President, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Urban Outfitters.  The Edward Powell Award is presented (more...)

New Crime Fighting Measures In Philadelphia

Mayor Michael A. Nutter along with District Attorney Seth Williams and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey unveiled the City’s new crime fighting measures focusing on prevention, intervention and collaboration at Strawberry Mansion High School.  This strategy will link police, neighborhoods and our public and private law enforcement partners to reduce violence. “Working (more...)

Ukrainian Hockey Coach Has Been Found Dead

"A Ukrainian hockey coach who was facing child molestation charges has been found dead in his cell at the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia" on Friday, CBS News reported. Ivan Pravilov, 48, didn't respond in his cell around3 a.m. and was taken to a hospital and pronounced (more...)

The Death of An Infant in Northeast

Philadelphia media reported about the death of an infant at an unlicensed day-care center in the city's Oxford Circle section. At 11:54 a.m., someone at the house called 911 to report an unresponsive infant, police said to CBS News. 4 months old boy was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital (more...)

Renovation Of Dilworth Plaza Will Reinvigorate Center City

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA-13) joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, City Council President Darrell Clarke, representatives of the Center City District and SEPTA, and Philadelphia labor officials for the groundbreaking of a $50 million investment (more...)

Drexel University LSD Ring Was Busted

CBS News reported, that " two Drexel University students are among five people arrested in connection with what investigators say was a million-dollar LSD ring that was operating on the university’s campus." A recent arrest in Upper Moreland led the Philadelphia DA’s office to the LSD ring that (more...)

Two New District Plans For Philly

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission released two draft district plans for lower South Philadelphia and the area around City Avenue and West Fairmount Park. The district plans are open to public comment for the next month. In June 2011, the Philadelphia2035 Citywide Vision was adopted (more...)

Two Terrible Accidents Occurred In Philadelphia

Two terrible accidents occurred in Philadelphia yesterday and today. On Thursday afternoon the accident happened at I-95,  just north of Bridge Street, when an tractor trailer overturned and snarled traffic for hours, according to CBS News. Authorities said yo CBS News, "the accident caused a fuel spill which prompted the two (more...)

Williams Denounces Asset Test for Food Stamps

Citing the Corbett Administration’s policy proposal to place an asset limit on Pennsylvania’s families to determine eligibility for food stamps, state Senator Anthony H. Williams introduced SB 1387, which would prohibit the implementation of regulations that would penalize Pennsylvanians who participate in the Supplemental Nutritional (more...)

First Storm: The Roads Are Slushy & Icy

The Governor of Washington state has declared a state of emergency in the wake of a brutal winter storm which broke snowfall records. New York and Philadelphia saw a winter's worth of snow fall on Friday night - the first real snow of the season, which then changed over (more...)

Hockey Coach Arrested On Sex Charge In Elkins Park

Ivan Pravilov, a 48-year-old Ukrainian, who operated the Unique Hockey School, was arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted two 14-year-old hockey players, FOX News reported. The Unique Hockey School directed practice sessions at the rink, located in Elkins Park. Members of Pravilov's program, also known as Druzhba '78. Federal court (more...)

“Ban the Box” Law Took Effect

The "ban the box" law took effect last week in Philadelphia, according to media. New law prohibits employers in Philadelphia from asking applicants if they have any criminal convictions during a first interview. Such questions are allowed during a follow-up interview. But Criminal justice employers and others (more...)

Department of Labor: Manage Unemployment Compensation Claims Online

Filing and managing unemployment compensation claims online is the easiest, most convenient way for claimants to work with the Department of Labor & Industry, Secretary Julia K. Hearthway said today. "Many of Pennsylvania's unemployment compensation services are available online, 24 hours a day, seven days a (more...)

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