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February 21, 2019

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$15.00 Minimum Wage now a reality in New Jersey

By Alex Lloyd Gross NJ Governor Phil Murphy fulfilled a campaign promise and gave most workers in New Jersey a substantial pay increase.   $15.00 per hour will be a reality by 2024, which is just five years away. Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced an agreement on legislation

Former cop sentenced to jail for fatal drag race in front of school

By Alex Lloyd Gross Adam Soto, a former  Philadelphia Police Officer assigned to the 24th district will spend between three to 12 months in county jail,  Judge J. Scott O’Keefe said.  The sentence is within state guidelines, in spite of pleas from the District Attorney’s office to increase the sentence.  Soto was drag racing another

Unknown man tries to take child out of Philly school

By Alex Lloyd Gross When you send your children to school, you expect that you will see them at the end of the day. That almost did not happen for one family, when they learned that and unknown male attempted to take two students from the Mastery Charter John Wister Elementary School, ( on Bringhurst

Traffic crash takes out city trash truck on Cottman Avenue

By Alex Lloyd Gross Two cars collided at the intersection of Cottman Avenue and Walker Street in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia today, January  7 2019. one of the vehicles came to rest head on into a city trash truck. The driver of that car, Kristjana Kina of Northeast Philadelphia suffered injuries from the crash. 

Phila Soda tax to blame in grocery store closing

By Alex Lloyd Gross When the Sweetened Beverage tax was enacted January 2017, critics claimed it would cost jobs. They were right. Not only have delivery jobs been lost,  it was announced today that the Shoprite located at 6710 Haverford Avenue is out of business as of the last day in March 2019. As was

Mummers march down Broad Street for 2019

By Alex Lloyd Gross Perfect weather for a parade. After a soggy New Years Eve, temperatures gave way to the mid 60’s and that brought crowds to center city.  The mummers parade is a tradition dating back over 100 years.  The route changed and for a brief period of time in the 1990’s, the parade

Verizon and Disney set to disconnect millions of customers

By Alex Lloyd Gross Verizon is a cable television provider in the Delaware Valley.  Cable networks require Verizon to pay to carry their programming. The contact to carry Disney owned channels will expire on December 31, 2018. Verizon will not be carrying these channels which include  ABC, ESPN, Disney and related programming. Verizon sent out

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