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
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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...)

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...)

Nightmarish Flooding In Pennsylvania

President Obama declared a State of Emergency for Pennsylvania, because of nightmarish flooding in the area. The federal government coordinates disaster relief efforts in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania, Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery counties. The Pennsylvania Turnpike reopened this morning. Any way motorists were being advised (more...)

Jenkintown Launches The Streetscape Project

On Wednesday September 7th, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz will join Jenkintown Borough Officials at Jenkintown Borough Hall for a ground breaking ceremony to launch the York Road streetscape project. Schwartz helped secure $800,000 for the project, which will improve the quality of life for Jenkintown’s (more...)

Hurricane Irene & Philadelphia Area

Hurricane Irene barreled into the Philadelphia region Saturday night. "This is one of the worst storm events that has hit Philadelphia in the last 50 years," Nutter said. With tropical force winds extending across 290 miles, Irene made a slow march up the 1-95 corridor. Most at (more...)

Hurricane Irene: What Do We Expect?

Hurricane Irene in our region: CBS News reported some expectation

  • 5-10″ of rain possible from Philadelphia eastward to New Jersey, with the amounts closer to 5″ furthest west and the amounts closer to 10″ further east.
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How To Prepare For a Hurricane

It is still uncertain what would hurricane Irene’s path be, and though Pennsylvania does not have an access to the Atlantic Ocean, which coast line is considered to be in the high risk zone, we recommend Philadelphians as well as all residents of areas close to New Jersey to prepare (more...)

Limerick Nuclear Plant After Earthquake

" Everything is operating normally at the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant in Montgomery County in the wake of the earthquake that shook the Philadelphia region Tuesday afternoon", CBS News reported. " Limerick declared what’s called an “unusual event.” That’s the terminology used by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear (more...)

Experts about Earthquake

Experts about Earthquake

A local expert says we shouldn’t be surprised, because earthquakes do happen here in the Philadelphia area occasionally. The earth does rumble occasionally in this area, according to Jonathan Nyquist, chairman of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Temple University. “Little quakes occur on the East Coast all the (more...)

New Life For Reading Viaduct

Abandoned Reading Viaduct – an elevated train tract that runs through the Callowhill and Chinatown neighborhoods – was out of service since 1984 after carrying trains into Center City for almost 100 years. Right now the old Viaduct is overtaken by grass and trees, though it still offers a magnificent view (more...)

Earthquake Shook Philadelphia

Earthquake Shook Philadelphia

At 1:51 p.m. EDM a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Virginia close to Richmond (39 miles), about 83 miles away from Washington. Pentagon and Capitol were evacuated. Shaking went through the whole East Coast, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, and Boston. In these cities people were evacuated from tall buildings and skyscrapers. The (more...)

Philadelphia Curfew Protest

Philadelphia Curfew Protest

On August 20th, a protest was held throughout Broad street in Center City Philadelphia shutting down the most populous street in the city.  The protest was against Mayor Nutter’s recent curfew law.  The law states that any minor (17 or under) that is outside of a (more...)

Flooding In The Philadelphia Area

Small-stream flooding started across the region after the heavy rain on Sunday. A state of emergency was declared in that Salem County township and also in Cumberland County, officials said. Flights were delayed at Philadelphia International Airport, at Newark Liberty Airport, LaGuardia and Kennedy airports in New York. The National Weather (more...)


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