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October 24, 2017

Health

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

Local radio stations hold Be Beautiful Expo

By Alex Lloyd Gross Three local radio stations, that have the same ownership came together yesterday,  March 25 2017 to host  the 2017 Be Beautiful Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The event was a ticketed event but otherwise open to the public.  And  the public showed up in force. With lines down the hall

Did the city really make $5.7 million in Beverage Tax?

By Alex Lloyd Gross Yesterday,  February 23, 2017  the City of Philadelphia announced that they took in $5.7  million in the month of January . That was the inception of this tax.  Proponents of this tax claim the money will fund Pre-K . The city hopes to make up to 91 Million dollars in 2017

$500,000 Given to city to support soda tax

By Alex Lloyd Gross The Beverage Tax is proving itself to be very unpopular among people who now realize how much their soft drinks will cost in the city.  Even though a Federal Judge has dismissed the claim by the American Beverage Association , there is an appeal and this could wind up costing the

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