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Second Casino License For Philadelphia Awarded to Stadium Complex Project

LIVE! Hotel & Casino received the second casino license in Philadelphia.

11/18/2014

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Phila. School Officials Begin Sifting 40 Applications For New Charter Schools

The avalanche of applications came when the school district ended a seven-year moratorium on new charters, as a condition of receiving funding from a new, $2-a-pack Philadelphia cigarette surtax.

11/18/2014

(Doug Oliver announces the formation of an committee exploring his possible run for mayor in 2015.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Doug Oliver Says If He Runs For Phila. Mayor, It’ll Be as a Democrat

Doug Oliver was spokesman for Mayor Nutter during Nutter’s first term and is now a marketing vice president at PGW.

11/18/2014

(Robert Ciaruffoli and Donna Farrell, president and executive director of the World Meeting of Families, respectively, listen as Mayor Nutter speaks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art about the pope's upcoming visit to Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Delighted With Vatican Announcement, Say They’ll Be Ready

It is expected that Pope Francis will take part in events on the Ben Franklin Parkway both Saturday, Sept. 26th, and Sunday, Sept. 27th.

11/17/2014

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Dems Pressing Local Donors To Help Bring 2016 Political Convention to Philadelphia

Former governor Ed Rendell says he’s confident that the city and local donors can raise the $84 million needed to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

11/17/2014

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Philadelphia’s Poverty Rate Declined in 2013, But Not By Much

Eva Gladstein, head of the city’s Office of Community Empowerment, says Philadelphia is the poorest of the nation’s ten biggest cities.

11/17/2014

(City of Phila. revenue commissioner Clarena Tolson testifies before City Council's finance committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Is City Doing A Good Job Against Tax Deadbeats? Nutter, City Council Opinions Differ

The Nutter Administration says it’s doing a better job, but City Council members are wondering if more can be done.

11/17/2014

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City Council Looks At Whether Philadelphia Should Have Citywide Food Composting

Calling the hearing was 8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass, a composting proponent. She says,
“Food waste doesn’t belong in the trash. It belongs in the compost bin.”

11/16/2014

PA Governor Tom Wolf. (Credit: CBS3)

GOP Eyes Window For Action Before Wolf Takes Over

Some Republicans say it’s still possible to enact far-reaching legislation before Democrat Tom Wolf takes office as Pennsylvania’s governor, even though the Legislature is done for the year.

11/15/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter, back to camera, testifies before the Pennsylvania PUC about the proposed sale of PGW to a private company.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Pa. PUC Builds Its Own Road Map For Future of Philadelphia Gas Works

Mayor Nutter testified that the sale of PGW is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity, with no comparable alternatives.”

11/14/2014

(Drexel University culinary student Alli Zeitz prepares a salad using unsellable produce donated by a West Philadelphia ShopRite store.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

A Local Pilot Program Shows How Repurposed Food Can Help The Needy

Drexel University is attempting to spread an innovative food recovery program to all parts of the nation.

11/14/2014

(John McBlain speaks as fellow Delaware County Council members David White, left, Mario Civera, partially hidden, and Tom McGarrigle, right, listen.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Delaware County Officials Ask That Second Philadelphia Casino License Not Be Awarded

“Anyone with common sense sees that the gaming industry has changed wholly over this last year,” said councilman John McBlain.

11/14/2014

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NJ Lawmakers Pass Bills Stemming From Bridge Closure

New Jersey lawmakers passed a pair of measures stemming from the politically motivated lane closures near the George Washington Bridge last year.

11/13/2014

(The US government's web site with official information about the new health care law is at healthcare.gov.)

A Simpler Process is Promised As Obamacare Enrollment Is Set to Reopen

Health care advocates are gearing up for the new insurance enrollment period in the Affordable Care Act.

11/13/2014

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New Jersey Assembly Approves Assisted-Suicide Bill

A bill that would legalize assisted suicide passed in the New Jersey Assembly.

11/13/2014

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