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June 22, 2018

Health

Centenarians gather in Philly for lunch

By Alex Lloyd Gross People that are 100 years old or older have very interesting stories to tell. yesterday, May 17, 2018,   bunch of them were invited to the Sugar House casino,where they were treated to lunch, a show and all got a portrait with the mayor.   There It was all free. In all  there

Eagles get ready for their Autism challenge

By Alex Lloyd Gross There will be an Autism Awareness event May 19, 2018 and it involves the Super Bowl Champions Philadelphia Eagles . The are a huge sponsor of it. and you can help by going here. SAP is an organization, with headquarters in Newtown Square Pa.  Today,  April 13, 2018, they hold a

City scrambles to garner support for soda tax

By Alex Lloyd Gross It’s been almost a year and half since the “Sweetened Beverage Tax” was launched and the city is still making attempts to laud it’s effectiveness. In some areas, such as center city, the tax is paid and sales have not dropped off . That’s due to the amount of tourists that

Kids shadow government officials for a day

“For decades, PAL Centers have provided young people including myself, a former 12-year-old PAL participant, with the invaluable opportunity to learn how City Hall works from caring adults,” said Mayor Kenney. “I would like to thank the dedicated PAL Center supervisors, staff, board members and Toyota for supporting the city’s most important asset: young people. Together,

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. 

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