Mayor Announces Three Upcoming Complete Street Projects

Mayor Kenney and Deputy Managing Director Michael Carroll applaud the approval by City Council of three Complete Streets projects that will increase safety for pedestrians, drivers, and bicyclists. The Race Street Safety Project at Franklin Square, the Torresdale
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Clinton Wins New Jersey, Sanders North Dakota as Trump Lashes Out

VOA Ken Schwartz As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got her first win in Tuesday's primaries, in the New Jersey, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accused her of "selling access" to the State Department when she was secretary. The sharp-tongued Trump said Clinton and her husband, former (more...)

US Internet Giants, EU Reach Deal to Combat Online Hate Speech

VOA News U.S. Internet giants reached an agreement with the European Union Tuesday on ways to tackle instances of online hate speech within 24 hours. Some of the world's biggest social media firms, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft, have committed to “quickly and efficiently” act to (more...)

Silver Medal From Sochi for Lauryn Williams

American athlete Lauryn Williams became one of few women in the history of the modern Olympic movement to win medals in both the winter and summer Olympic Games. The previous day, Williams, paired with Elana Meyer, won silver in the women's bobsleigh competition. The American track and (more...)

U.S. Welcomes Record Number of Refugees

By Jane Morse Staff Writer The United States welcomed a record number of refugees in fiscal year 2013. The 69,930 refugees who found safe haven this year in the United States represent the Obama administration’s commitment to creating a refugee admissions program that meets important security screening standards as well (more...)

Boston Marathon: Help To Find Terrorists!

New details are emerging in the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon: three killed and at least 176 injured. " Eight-year-old, Martin Richard, who was waiting for his father to finish the race is among those dead. The boy's 6-year-old sister lost a leg in the (more...)

U.S. Welcomes Refugees, Urges Other Countries to Do The Same

The United States resettled 56,000 refugees in 2011 in a partnership with many civic organizations around the country. Similar numbers are expected for resettlement in 2012, according to officials at the State Department as they highlighted the U.S. refugee policy in recognition of World Refugee Day (more...)

Heart Attacks During Philadelphia Marathon

CBS News reported, that two runners died during the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday morning: a 21-year-old Asian male, collapsed at the finish line while, a 40-year-old white male collapsed a quarter mile from the finish line. Both runners dead in Hahnemann University Hospital, where they were delivered. Fire officials said (more...)

2011 U.S. Elections Important Despite Low Turnout

By Bridget Hunter Staff Writer Despite broad encouragement in the form of leaflets, yard signs and automated telephone messages known as “robocalls,” millions of American voters stayed home from the polls on Election Day 2011. Across the country, a few districts reported voter turnouts of more than 50% of registered (more...)

“A Typical Detective Story”

Race
by David Mamet Directed by Scott Zigler January 21 - February 13, 2011 Philadelphia Theatre Company Race is the riveting new play by America's foremost playwright, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plows, American Buffalo, November), in which three attorneys, two black and one white, are offered a chance (more...)

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