Millennials, so-named because they were born roughly in the last two decades before the millennium, have become an object of fascination since they surpassed baby boomers as the largest age group in the United States. So the census bureau focused on them when it developed its new tool.
With fatty, salty junk food in disfavor, students at Science Leadership Academy are filling their vending machine with food… for thought.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority is lowering the opening bid for new taxi medallions because it’s been unable to sell any at the current asking price.
A law aimed at reducing drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania takes effect today. Police statewide can now administer an antidote to heroin and painkillers.
A retired Philadelphia Police officer is spending the holiday weekend in Ferguson, Missouri.
Some New Jersey customers are not thanking anyone for Fridays. They’ve sued the restaurant chain, claiming it tricked them into buying over-priced drinks.
Most people think food when they think Thanksgiving. Some think shopping. But many think volunteering.
Les Toaso, PennDOT’s district executive for Southeastern Pennsylvania, says the department put three-quarters of its trucks on the road to make sure they stay ice free through this travel period.
Now that the Philadelphia School District has accepted applications for new charter schools, charter operators are revving up the pressure to get new schools approved. Some are already recruiting families for schools that may never exist.
The group is called Project 250, for the 250 meter hardwood track that would go inside the proposed velodrome. Detailed plans to be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission, next month, call for a swooping, oval, structure to be built on four acres at the east side of the park, along Broad Street.
Philadelphia police say they get about 100,000 calls each year related to domestic abuse — more than 300 a day.
Kiosks for the new Septa Key cards have gone up in several subway and el stations, along with new turnstiles, equipped with red-framed touchless pads; pad-equipped fare boxes have been installed on dozens of buses.
“Maybe another newspaper? I don’t know. We’ll deal with that next week,” said Bart Blatstein, who had hoped to put a casino in the former Inquirer building on North Broad Street.
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.
Federal railroad officials will be in Philadelphia this week to outline proposals for the future of service on the Northeast Corridor.