Phil Predicts Early Spring!

There could be just one plus out of this cloudy and cold weather: today is the Groundhog day! Among all the foretelling groundhogs across the country, Pennsylvania's rodent Phil from a small town of Punxsutawney is the most famous one. Every
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Snow Cleanup Costs $6 Million

According to city officials, for winter snow cleanup hits $6 million before this week's monster storm, This money covers overtime for city workers as well as paying for contractors and salt. Last year, when the historic storms blanketed the city, snow-removal cost about $18 million. In this year last month Philadelphia received (more...)

Snow Amounts Around Your Area

The National Weather Service reported snow accumulation amounts in inches: PENNSYLVANIA: Bucks County Bensalem....... 16.9 (1:19 a.m.) Ferndale....... 15.0 (1:30 a.m.) Perkasie....... 14.8 (1:57 a.m.) Pipersville.... 12.5 (1:56 a.m.) Chester County Downingtown.... 16.1 (2:11 a.m.) Coatesville.... 15.0 (5:36 a.m.) West Caln Twp.. 14.8 (12:21 a.m.) Delaware County Drexel Hill.... 15.3 (2:42 a.m.) Chester........ 13.7 (3:40 a.m.) Montgomery County Wynnewood...... 16.3 (1:17 a.m.) Willow Grove... (more...)

Big Snow Day in Philadelphia

The winter storm dumped of heavy snow. Philadelphia and the surrounding region has departed. Most schools are closed, including Philadelphia public and Catholic schools. Driving conditions vary from place to place. A number of tractor trailers are reported to be stuck along Interstates throughout the region. All SEPTA bus routes are suspended until (more...)

Heavy Snow Continues Throughout The Region

Heavy snow continues through most of the region, and the snow line is pressing toward the Shore. Snow is accumulating in a hurry in some places, enhanced by the phenomenon called "thundersnow." The City of Philadelphia has declared a snow emergency effective 7 o'clock tonight. 700 Streets Department workers and 450 vehicles (more...)

Serial Baby Murderer in Philadelphia

For almost 17 years a terrible conveyor of infanticide was operating in Philadelphia. The abortarium of Kermit Gosnell was already named “The House of Horror”. Indeed, what was happening in Philadelphia pregnancy termination clinic could be a plot of a horror movie. Boxes and jars with dead babies’ parts of (more...)

Gas Explosion in Northeast Philadelphia

A giant explosion rocked the Tacony Section of Philadelphia. Tuesday night claiming the life of a gas worker, PGW sources said. The deadly blast happened as crews were working to patch a high-pressure gas main break. "The street is all blown up," Mayor Michael Nutter said. The dead body PGW employee Mark Keeley was found after the (more...)

Mayor Nutter Visited Northeast

Mayor Michael A. Nutter visited the Russian-speaking business community in Northeast Philadelphia to affirm the City’s commitment to strengthening immigrant-owned businesses and the ongoing effort to assist all entrepreneurs and small business owners. During the corridor visit, Mayor Nutter also highlighted new initiatives within the Department of Commerce to support to (more...)

The Mark Group Will Establish Headquarter in Philadelphia

An England-based provider of energy-efficiency products and services for homes, The Mark Group will establish a U.S. headquarters at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The city of Philadelphia said the company will bring 250 new jobs to the Navy Yard, while Select Greater Philadelphia said it expects it to (more...)

The Philadelphia Cruise Terminal Will Close

The Philadelphia Cruise Terminal will close, according to the decision of Delaware River Port Authority’s board. It will immediately cut operating expenses by $627,000. DRPA’s 12-year old operation in the Philadelphia Navy Yard has been on the decline since a record 36 cruises departed in 2006, with only two cruises scheduled (more...)

Poverty Up In Northeast

The number of people living in poverty in the Lower Northeast section of Philadelphia has doubled, while the number for all of Philadelphia has decreased in recent years. The area was "formerly one of the city's most stable sections.”  Average household income here is about $50,000. In Fairhill, Philadelphia's poorest (more...)

The City Has Achieved “Budget Stability”

Mayor Nutter said that the city's finances may finally be recovering from the prolonged recession. Nutter went on to say it only happened after the city took many painful steps to fill a $2.5 billion budget deficit in the five-year financial plan. The city had to reduce the size of (more...)

Snow Emergency In Philadelphia

The Philadelphia mayor Nutter announced the snow emergency by at 2 p.m. Sunday, triggered key parking and snow removal regulations, as well as the opening of emergency shelters for people who are homeless and round-the-clock response on the city's 311 hotline. The snow brought a lot of cancellations. A performance of (more...)

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

Looking for a truly unique holiday gift this year? How about a once-in-a-lifetime experience? The upcoming Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), which holds the spotlight for three and a half weeks next spring (April 7 to May 1), has you covered, with a slate of unprecedented programming featuring (more...)

Christmas Village Or Holiday Village

Christmas Village Or Holiday Village?

In the and of November the private organizer of the Christmas Village, Thomas Bauer, issued a statement that “Christmas” in the village’s sign would be replaced with “Holiday”, -  the Philadelphia Daily News reported. “People have to go to public buildings,” Bauer told the Daily News. “They shouldn’t feel offended. We (more...)

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