Happy International Women’s Day! (And Happy Friday!) Here’s your update for this week! The biggest news these past few days is Mayor Jim Kenney’s 2020 budget proposal, in which Kenney proposed a nearly $5-billion budget to be approved by City Council. We’re only two months away from city elections, and Kenney’s address presented a five-year ... Read More
Welcome back to your weekly update! Here’s all the news you need to know: In Philadelphia, legislation has been passed that makes Philly the first major U.S. city to force shops to take cash. Mayor Kenney signed the law on Thursday banning cashless stores, with the exception of a few businesses. The ordinance prohibits most ... Read More
It’s been quite a snowy week, but we’re finally at Friday. Welcome back to your weekly update! Big news this week is happening not in the U.S., but over in Rome, Italy, where members of the ECA (Ending of Clergy Abuse) and other organizations are meeting in Vatican City for Pope Francis’ summit. The summit is ... Read More
Welcome back and happy Friday! The news this week starts off with a bill that’s floating around in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, regarding violent video games. Representative Christopher Quinn is hoping to propose a 10% sales tax on violent video games, with the intent of distributing said tax back to school districts currently undergoing projects ... Read More
Hey everybody, happy Friday! We know you’ve been hearing a lot about the President’s State of the Union address, so we’ll be quick in recapping it. The annual speech was delayed due to the lengthy government shutdown but the President did eventually appear in front of Congress to give his notes, with both Vice President ... Read More
Happy Friday! In the midst of record-breaking cold in the mid-west to Maine, the government is back in action after 35 days. Philadelphia’s temperature is dropping to “below freezing” levels, with Camden schools closing and the Philadelphia School District reporting that many school buses have been delayed, anywhere from one to two hours. So far, ... Read More
Happy Friday! We’re nearing in the 35th day of the federal government shutdown, and the Senate’s attempt to reopen the government on February 8th has failed. President Trump has since announced that he will not give the annual State of the Union address until after the government opens, but for now, the stalemate continues. After the Senate’s ... Read More
Happy Friday! Here’s what’s happening in Philadelphia: We’re in week three of the federal government shutdown, one that has made history as the longest the country has ever seen, and it’s affecting Americans all over the country, especially those in our home city of Philadelphia. Across the United States, airports have been significantly impacted by ... Read More
Happy first Friday of the New Year, everyone! We’re bringing you a special report today with a recap of the swearing-in ceremonies that happened on New Year’s Day. A record number of women were sworn into Congress, including seven new lawmakers. In total, twelve Senate seats will now be held by women. In the House, ... Read More
@PhillyInquirer "Federal rules require the district to hire outside environmental firms to conduct thorough inspections of schools every three years, noting the location of asbestos and its condition. The rules also require a visual, follow-up inspection every six months."
@PhillyInquirer PFT Environmental Scientist Jerry Roseman: "We are actually talking about something real here and that is exposure to a carcinogen... it’s critically important right now to have a jointly developed and implemented process in place to address these issues in a much better way.”
"District officials assured teachers and parents on Thursday that the school was safe to occupy, but additional air tests, taken late Thursday evening, proved otherwise."
inquirer.com/news/mcclure-e… via @PhillyInquirer