Members of the Korean community in Philadelphia are expressing shock over the sinking of a South Korean ferry with hundreds of high school students on board.
Some 150 business and community leaders were invited to breakfast Tuesday at the Union League by Philadelphia’s papal pitch team — and they were asked to step up and do their part for a possible September 2015 visit by Pope Francis to the city.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos says his “Pay to Quit” offer isn’t designed to chase people away.
Flanked by Delaware County D.A. Jack Whelan and Darby Township Police Chief Len McDevitt, Sen. Anthony Williams got their endorsement for his bill, passed in the Senate, to prevent school districts from hiding sexual misconduct allegations against teachers.
Sharon McDaniel, manager of construction and maintenance in Peco’s Bucks-Mont region, says the volunteers made quick work of the task.
Students and Campbell’s employees were wielding shovels and rakes on Tuesday, working side-by-side to plant young trees along the perimeter of the Harry C. Sharp Elementary School in Camden.
The Philadelphia Gas Works is launching an effort to get homeowners to do home energy audits in exchange for rebates for improving the home’s energy efficiency.
The local Red Cross chapter now has two volunteers — one a mental health counselor and the other a communications representative — working in the Washington state disaster zone.
“We got a lot of very good smiles from him,” Corbett said afterward. “His English is much better, probably, than my Spanish. But he likes Philadelphia. He smiled about Philadelphia.”
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, Governor Tom Corbett and Mayor Michael Nutter are leading a group to planning meetings with Vatican officials for the World Meeting of Families scheduled here in September 2015.
Volunteers from New York, Philadelphia and the suburbs delivered something for the “soles” of the homeless on Thursday.
South Jersey took the brunt of this late-winter storm.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as leader of the world’s Roman Catholics.
Delaware County Council has decided to forego nearly all of the million dollars it receives from a state road maintenance fund and give it directly to the county’s 49 municipalities for pothole repairs.
Archbishop Charles Chaput is traveling with Gov. Corbett and Mayor Nutter for what he calls a factfinding mission and a bid to make a personal pitch to the pope.