A group of Philadelphia elected officials and non-profits have declared this “Affordable Care Act week” and they’re kicking it off with a sign-up event at the Columbia North YMCA from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“The old-fashioned term would be ‘cabin fever,’ ” notes psychologist Frank Farley of Temple University. He says the impact of this winter goes way beyond Seasonal Affective Disorder.
On Tuesday, volunteers went door-to-door along South Street in South Philadelphia to remind people about the March 31st deadline.
Hundreds of PECO customers — now in their fifth day with no electricity — showed up for face-to-face sessions the utility set up in the hardest hit suburbs.
The Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission resumed service to the city’s homeless Sunday afternoon after a power outage shut it down in some of the coldest weather of the year.
Local 22 president Joe Schulle says the families of firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney were devastated by the DA’s announcement that no charges would be filed in connection with the fire at the former Buck Hosiery Co. warehouse, in Kensington.
Philadelphia’s Chinatown echoed with firecrackers and drums on Sunday as the community celebrated the lunar New Year, which began Friday.
A local organization that advocates for the rights of restaurant workers has issued its second annual dining guide, hoping to promote better employment practices in the city’s restaurant industry.
The hearings have been focused on financing and revenue, traffic congestion and parking, even as each applicant tried to convince the Gaming Board they had the “wow factor” that would create new gamblers, not simply cannibalize the clientele in existing casinos.
The state gaming board has concluded the second of three days of hearings on who should get Philadelphia’s remaining casino license.
“We are celebrating what once seemed impossible as possible,” said Sister Mary Scullion, co-founder of Project Home, the driving force behind the Stephen Klein Wellness Center.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is dissecting each of the five proposals during hearings at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
US labor secretary Tom Perez says the president will call for job creation, immigration reform, and a higher minimum wage, “to insure that we have a healthy middle class.”
Special prayers were offered Sunday morning at Philadelphia’s Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in support of the opposition and denouncing of the government of Ukraine.
Camden County police chief Scott Thomson says the incident took place about 9:30am Tuesday, at the Zoujati Salon, on North 6th Street.