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February 20, 2018

Health

New food license process in effect for food service in the city

PHILADELPHIA – Today the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) and Department of Commerce reported that the City’s transition to new food license types, created under an ordinance passed by City Council at the end of 2017, is on schedule. As of January 2018, for the purpose of licensing businesses to prepare and serve food, a food

No kill animal coalition launched in Philly region

By Alex Lloyd Gross Too many times in different part of the country, an animal brought into a shelter is euthanized when the pet was healthy for a myriad of reasons, ranging from lack of space to an error by a brain dead individual that worked there. They thought they were doing the “right thing”

Philadelphia Controller blasts Soda Tax in report

By Alex Lloyd Gross The Soda Tax, is being hailed as discriminatory, and documented proof has been released this week that confirms  it is hurting city businesses. Not all businesses, just those located in low income areas. In a report issued by City Controller Alan Butkovitz . You can read that report for yourself here. 

Bensalem Township to sue drug companies

By Alex Lloyd Gross In what promise to be a David Vs, Goliath fight,  Bensalem Twp, Bucks County Pa announced today, August 30, 2017 that they will be filing multiple lawsuits against many big pharmaceutical companies. “We are not playing around, this is serious”, said Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo. at a press conference today. He was

Several injured in chemical leak at local high school

By Alex Lloyd Gross By all accounts, the chemical leak at Pennsbury High School could have been a lot worse than it was, yesterday June 6 2017.  Officials said that a class had just finished in the pool area when two chemicals that were mixed together caused a vapor -gas like cloud  to form.  before

City honors Centenarians

By Alex Lloyd Gross There were hundreds of stories waiting to be told  at the Sugar House Casino today, May 18, 2017. The city of Philadelphia held a luncheon for people who have lived to be at least 100 years old, or who will celebrate their 100th birthday this year.   During the event,  the seniors

One injured at Bensalem school chemical accident

By Alex Lloyd Gross One science teacher sustained a minor injury from a chemical mishap in a science class yesterday, May  9 2017  At Bensalem High School. A very small bottle of formaldehyde broke and some of the chemical spilled in the classroom. The teacher drove himself to a local hospital for precautionary  reasons only,

City tries to tout Berkeley “Soda Tax”

By Alex Lloyd Gross Yesterday, April 18, 2017,  Philadelphia city officials were quick to bring out a public study about the “sweetened beverage tax” in Berkeley California. The study,   by the Public Health Institute and the University of North Carolina were quick to find that this tax had health benefits, that sales of soda fell

Police seek identify of missing elderly woman

The Bensalem Township Police Department is attempting to identify an elderly woman who suffers from dementia.  At approximately 5:20 a.m. this morning, the unidentified woman got on the #14 Septa bus at the Frankford Terminal in Philadelphia.  The bus traveled to the Neshaminy Mall and the woman did not exit the bus.  She requested the

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