Vibrant, Attractive and Competitive Philadelphia

In March 1991, the Center City District (CCD) set out to revive Philadelphia's downtown, which was widely perceived as dirty, dangerous and dull. The goal of this private-sector sponsored business improvement district (BID) was to accomplish nothing
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Students Fall Victim of Drug Dealers

CBS News reported, that " the past year several Temple and Drexel students have been the victims of violent home invasions near campus. The violence was the price the students had to pay because of their drug dealing ways". Philadelphia Police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers said to (more...)

Does Northeast Need The Methadone Clinics?

Standing outside the site of a controversial proposed methadone treatment facility in the Holmesburg community of Northeast Philadelphia, state Sen. Mike Stack and state Rep. Kevin Boyle today announced their legislation that would tighten loose regulations currently in place for these facilities. “We as a (more...)

West Collects Offers $100,000 For Philadelphia Artists

Mayor Michael A. Nutter joined Paige West, Founder and Curator of the West Collection of Contemporary Art, to launch one of the largest art acquisition awards in the world: West Collects. West Collects provides $300,000 to bring emerging contemporary artists into the West Collection, with $100,000 reserved for Philadelphia-area artists. (more...)

A Bucks County Deputy Sheriff Is Under Arrest

"A Bucks County deputy sheriff is under arrest accused of abusing his position while making an arrest at a house in Levittown over the summer", CBS News reported. Prosecutors said, Gary Browndorf "abused his power when he punched the man who had already been placed under arrest and had (more...)

School Vouchers Is Priority For Fall Legislative Session

Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to the state capitol and began fall session of the legislature. According to CBS News, governor Corbett said "his top priority is school vouchers, but he also wants to address transportation funding, liquor privatization, and natural gas drilling. Governor Corbett  said to CBS News “I want (more...)

Inspector General And FBI Detail Bribery Investigation

A joint investigation conducted by the Philadelphia Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has led to the indictment of a 60 year-old Villanova man on suspicion of bribing a City official. In an attempt to expedite and guarantee the acquisition of a property on (more...)

Over 200 LB of Marijuana Found on a Parking Lot

Montgomery County Police find out more than 200 pounds of marijuana in the trailer during an morning drug bust this week in Lansdale. According to authorities the owner of the trailer Andre Lue of Lansdale is behind bars on $500,000 cash bail facing numerous drug charges. The tractor-trailer  was in (more...)

Teva Pharmaceuticals at Company Groundbreaking

State Sen. Mike Stack today joined Teva Pharmaceuticals at the ceremonial groundbreaking of its new distribution facility in Northeast Philadelphia. “Northeast Philadelphia is home to numerous businesses, and the addition of Teva means more jobs for the community,” Stack said. “This is great economic news for (more...)

Youth Curfew Throughout Philadelphia

Mayor Michael A. Nutter proposed legislation to extend and expand the City of Philadelphia’s curfew for minors as part of a coordinated response to “flash mobs” and teen violence, including more enforcement and sustainable, positive opportunities for young people. “ Today, legislation was introduced by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown to tackle (more...)

Offices For Hurricane Irene Claims In Phila And Conshohocken

A disaster recovery centers opened in the center city of Philadelphia and a center for Montgomery County - at the Public Training Campus in Conshohocken. These offices will stay open, officials say, as long as necessary. Federal and state officials began getting financial help to residents who suffered property damage (more...)

Two Charged With Human Trafficking In Philadelphia

Omelyan and Stepan Botsvynyuk are brothers from Ukraine. They are charging with human trafficking and are now on trial in federal court in Philadelphia. According to CBS News (Reported by Tony Hanson, KYW Newsradio 1060), " authorities allege they were part of a band of five brothers who worked (more...)

Post Offices Being Studied For Closure

As the US Postal Service studies a list of about 3,700 post offices for possible shutdown nationwide, several postal outlets in Philadelphia and the nearby suburbs have shown up on the list, CBS News reported. On the list of local post offices  are the Benjamin Franklin post office in in Old (more...)

Pennsylvania Receives Federal Aid For Hurricanes

Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee did a huge damage in Pennsylvania. This tropical weather have pushed federal disaster-aid funds to their limits. President Barak Obama has issued disaster declarations in 48 states, including Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties. State (more...)

Do You Have Enough Food?

"Nearly one in four U.S. households with children struggled to afford enough food for themselves and their families in 2010", according to a new report released in August by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). The analysis separately examines food hardship rates – (more...)

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