As the technology continues to advance, so too are Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Berks counties.
On the heels of more than 650 job cuts at its West Point manufacturing and research plant in late 2013 and earlier this year, Merck plans to let go another 600 employees by the end of August.
The county has inked a $2.4 million contract with energy company Constellation.
Proposals had to be submitted by Saturday for those cities in the United States who wanted to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Philadelphia’s plan is one of those in the running.
Montgomery County wants to become more business friendly so they are now offering “one stop shopping” to business owners looking to expand or locate in the county.
Montgomery County officials and workers took turns in the hot seat this past week, behind the wheel of a driving simulator, to demonstrate the dangers of texting while driving.
Commissioner Josh Shapiro, Montgomery County’s top elected leader, calls Philadelphia’s presence on the list of 15 remaining candidate cities a good first step, but he says there’s still a long way to go.
The Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District is expected to be hotly contested and one of the candidates is bringing in a heavy hitter next month to raise some cash.
Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has sent a letter to the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee expressing interest in hosting the party’s 2016 national convention.
With at least six inches of snow forecast for a large part of the county and winds that could bring down power lines and trees, county commissioner Josh Shapiro is urging residents to sign up for “Ready Notify Pa.,” to get emergency alerts.
County Commissioner Josh Shapiro says the damage threshold the county needs to meet is $2.8 million. He says residents should report any storm damage to their municipality and then the municipalities should include those numbers with any damage to public property as a result of the storm.
County commissioner Josh Shapiro says the electric utility’s leadership and its work staff have done an outstanding job, but he thinks more upfront investment may ease future events.
County commissioner Josh Shapiro says the declaration allows the county to coordinate with the state emergency management agency and bypass the bid process to secure goods to help them deal with the aftermath of the storm.
Officials in Montgomery County say the county is ready to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples even though gay marriages and civil unions are not recognized in Pennsylvania.
Montgomery County came in 35th among all counties in the US — the only Pennsylvania entry.