Welcome back ladies and gentlemen – happy Friday! Here’s everything you need to know this week: As far as world politics is concerned, European Union officials have agreed to extend the deadline for Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc until May 22. This is in an effort to make sure that Britain doesn’t leave the EU without a ... Read More
Happy Friday! Here’s your update for this week: Voting for the municipal primary is coming up on May 21st, so make sure you register if you’re planning to cast a ballot! This election will cover judges, county commissioners, district attorneys, mayors, school board members, and other local figures. In addition to local seats, there are ... Read More
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
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