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Varnana ("V") Beuria, owner of Chhaya Cafe, at their new space just before its opening.   Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Opening, Relocating, Opening Soon, Opening

Lots of new dining spots are coming to the Philadelphia area.

08/21/2014

(Philadelphia public school advocates board buses for Harrisburg to demand passage of the $2-per-pack city-only cigarette tax.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia School Advocates Carry Funding Demand To Harrisburg

The point, organizers say, is that if dozens of people can take time from their lives to go to Harrisburg, lawmakers can come back into session and take action on the $2-a-pack cigarette tax.

08/04/2014

(The Willow Grove toll plaza, in 2008 file photo)

Pa. Tpk. Tolls Rising 5 Percent in January, For Both Cash and E-Z Pass

A Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission spokesman says this will be the first time in a couple of years that the toll hike will apply evenly to cash and E-Z Pass customers.

06/17/2014

(Amtrak's display at 30th Street Station in West Philadelphia announces suspension of all service between Philadelphia and Harrisburg.   Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Amtrak Suspends Phila.-Harrisburg Service Due To Dozens of Fallen Trees

Amtrak said its “Keystone” service would not resume until Thursday at the earliest.

02/05/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett speaks to reporters in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

In Budget Address, Gov. Corbett Says Pa. Economy Is Recovering Thanks To Hard Choices

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is lauding the turnaround of Pennsylvania’s economy during the four years he was in office.

02/04/2014

(Credit: Tony Romeo)

Public Employee Unions Rally in Harrisburg Against Anti-Checkoff Bill

Rick Bloomingdale, president of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, addressed hundreds of union supporters at a capitol rally in opposition to the legislation.

01/28/2014

(Graham Spanier, in file photo. Credit: Hunter Martin/ Getty Images)

Abbreviated Penn State Child Abuse Trial Hearing Centers On Defendant Representation

Judge Todd Hoover shut down the hearing after a few minutes, hearing no witnesses, instead entering into the record documents pertaining to former Penn State chief counsel Cynthia Baldwin.

12/17/2013

(Alicia Terrizzi, left, and her fiancée Loreen Bloodgood showing the marriage license they obtained from Bruce Hanes, the first issued to a same-sex couple in Montgomery County.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Federal Judge Allows Pa. Same-Sex Marriage Challenges To Move Forward in Court

Federal judge John E. Jones III has dismissed motions by the state secretaries of health and revenue, and the Bucks County register of wills.

11/15/2013

(The Bridgeport Viaduct, in 2011.  Photo provided by Septa)

Pa. Senate Approves $1.8B Transportation Funding Measure

The state senate approved a plan that would lift a cap on wholesale gasoline taxes and would increase vehicle fees and fines for moving violation.

06/05/2013

(Mayor Nutter addresses a rally outside the statehouse in Harrisburg.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Phila. Mayor and Schools Chief Visit Harrisburg To Plead For More School Funding

The mayor and superintendent William Hite rallied outside the statehouse before heading inside to lobby individual legislators, seeking $120 million in extra state money and legislative approval for the city to raise its liquor and cigarette taxes.

06/04/2013

FILE PHOTO: Students rally outside the Philadelphia School District headquarters on North Broad Street to protest a plan to close down 29 Philadelphia schools. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia School Budget Austerity May Not Trigger Further Harrisburg Largesse

Thursday night’s passage of a so-called “doomsday” budget for Philadelphia schools isn’t likely to shake loose more money from the Republican-controlled state legislature in Harrisburg.

05/31/2013

(Samples of corrugated stainless steel tubing, with and without grounding wires attached.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Officials Warn Homeowners of Explosion Danger from Certain Natural Gas Tubing

The concern has to do with homes constructed or renovated since 1990 that have flexible yellow CSST (corrugated stainless steel tubing) that supplies natural gas or propane to appliances.

05/28/2013

(Philadelphia controller Alan Butkovitz.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Polls Close In Pa. Primary And The Counting Begins

Most of Tuesday’s balloting was by Democrats and Republicans to choose nominees for the Nov. 5 general election. Officials said turnout was around 20 percent.

05/21/2013

(Bishop Joseph McFadden, in file photo.)

Local Bishop Died Of Heart Attack

Diocese of Harrisburg officials say Bishop Joseph McFadden died of a heart attack last week after suddenly falling ill while attending a meeting in Pa.

05/05/2013

(Deb Beck, president of the Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania, testifies before a state senate committee.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. State Senators Examine Social Effects of Liquor Sale Privatization

The Senate hearings come more than a month after the House passed its version of a privatization bill.

04/30/2013

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