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Bensalem Fall Festival Will Not Happen in 2020

by Alex Lloyd Gross The annual fall festival in Bensalem is not going to happen. This decision was made in the interest of public safety.  This event, originally called Bensalem Pride Day  morphed into one of the largest fall festivals in the area.   Daytime was reserved for vendors. People would walk around, see what

Oktoberfest/Labor Day Celebration At Canstatters Is Cancelled

by Alex Lloyd Gross Due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings,  the annual Oktoberfest or Labor Day celebration that is held at Canstatters in Northeast Philadelphia is not happening in 2020. Not even on a smaller scale.  Not to just stop in for a hamburger or a bratwurst. As you ride by, the gate is

Thousands Could Get Electric Service Shut Off

by Alex Lloyd Gross As COVID-19 relief  valves come to a close, many people who pay rent will find themselves ready to deal with a landlord that wants their money.  The moratorium on evictions ends today, September 1 2020.  Courts all around the region are bracing for landlords to walk in and file papers.  Businesses

Rep Tina Davis Co Sponsors Bill To Provide Relief To Restaurant Industry

HARRISBURG, Aug. 20 – State Reps. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, and Tina Davis, D-Bucks, have introduced a bipartisan bill that would provide financial relief to bars, restaurants and catering halls that have been struggling financially because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. House Bill 2791, which was assigned to the Commerce Committee after introduction, is also part

Parents Protest To Open Bensalem Schools

by Alex Lloyd Gross A small but vocal group of parents who have children in the Bensalem School District met for a protest at the  Bensalem School Administration Building on Donallen Drive. They want an option to have the schools open, at least part of the time. “This does not work for a lot of

School Sports In Philadelphia Cancelled Until 2021

by Alex Lloyd Gross Due to the threat of COVID-19  all school athletics are cancelled . This includes football, and basketball.  Many player are up set, as they have been practicing with the team in advance of the season. Practice for football usually starts in August.   There was talk that games would be allowed but

As Unemployed Struggle, Senate Republicans Argue Over Benefits

by Alex Lloyd Gross When the pandemic hit,  millions of businesses were forced to close. To combat the effect, the government gave people on unemployment $600.00 per week. It was a Godsend and a lifeline. The problem is that $600.00 has expired and senate republicans are not interested in resurrecting it, or keeping it going. 

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