Regional Affairs Council
There are ways to make move-in day a lot less painful.
“It’s like going to a college campus for the first time. They’re the new person on the block and they’re afraid they won’t be accepted.”
What has brought the region to this stage, where two major oil refineries have been shut down and a third could join them in a couple of months?
If, like most people, you’re worried about gasoline prices, you might.
The tiny town of Marcus Hook, Pa. depended heavily on earned income taxes from the Sunoco plant, now closed. Its local economy is in trouble.
So, with a half-billion-dollar potential hit to the regional economy looming in just three months, what does the future hold for the Delaware Valley’s three local refineries? Sunoco CEO Brian MacDonald isn’t sure.
The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging has 18 investigators handling more than 2,000 calls per year.
“The elderly are vulnerable because they’re alone, and a lot of time they’re isolated and they’re looking for some type of interaction,” notes one expert.
Now, thanks to technology, there are tools available to family members concerned that someone may be stealing from or hurting an elderly loved one.
What do you do if you find out that your elderly mom or dad is the victim of a financial scam?
Who are the “one percent” in the Philadelphia region?
Income disparity provides an incentive to work hard. But at what point does income inequality begin to work against economic growth?
“You are beginning to see a lot of people in our society who have become disenfranchised,” says the director of corporate social responsibility for the Sisters of St. Francis, in Aston, Pa.
Numerous polls show that Americans, with the steepest income gap of any developed country, are concerned about the growing trend but are divided over what to do about it.
KYW’s Michelle Durham reports on the disagreement among Pennsylvania leaders on whether changing the system of liquor sales in the state is a good idea.