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2012-08-17 06:21:25

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia's Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) promises to deliver more fun and more culture than ever before, thanks to annual favorites and new cultural treasures. The anticipated Open Air Exhibition, a massive interactive public arts display by artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, literally lights up the celebration along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, while on the Avenue of the Arts, The Philadelphia Orchestra brings West...

2012-08-09 10:22:45

More than 500 Volunteers fill 20,000 backpacks with school supplies in less than two hours PHILADELPHIA, August 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 500 volunteers gathered yesterday at Lincoln Financial Field to pack 20,000 backpacks with school supplies for low-income and homeless children as part of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Cradles to Crayons' 2012 Backpack-A-Thon(TM). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120809/DC55452) The day...

2012-08-07 10:21:12

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett was joined today by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and other dignitaries to announce signature of the third Delaware River dredging contract needed to continue deepening the channel from just south of the Philadelphia International Airport to the Walt Whitman Bridge. "This continuation will allow the Port of Philadelphia to compete with deep-water ports up and down the East Coast," said Corbett. "Studies...

2012-08-01 06:24:15

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One-of-a-kind couture peplums, leather detail, slim-fit Windsor collars, and geometric prints will dress the storefronts of Philadelphia's most impressive retailers as the city celebrates the return of The Philadelphia Collection. Today, Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the third annual weeklong series of fashion and style events will take over the city from Thursday, September 13 through Thursday, September 20, with Fashion's Night Out as the...

2012-07-18 06:27:05

PHILADELPHIA, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join AARP and other public interest groups as we rally in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit challenging the voter ID law in Pennsylvania on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at noon. The rally will be held on the People's Plaza at Independence Mall in Philadelphia. According to state election officials, over 758,000 registered voters in PA lack the necessary ID to vote in the November general elections. This burden will...

2012-07-14 23:01:24

Lifeline of Berks County, a non-profit crisis pregnancy center serving women in need throughout the greater Reading, PA, area, is seeking online donations via their new website at http://www.lifelineofberks.org. Reading, PA (PRWEB) July 14, 2012 Lifeline of Berks County, a non-profit crisis pregnancy center near Reading, PA serving women in need, is seeking online donations via their new website. Reading, PA, located in Berks County, has the nation´s largest share of residents living...

2012-07-03 06:23:22

PHILADELPHIA, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Families vacationing in Philadelphia and The Countryside(®) this summer can easily add a round of miniature golf to their fun-packed itinerary. Courses at 30(th) Street Station, the King of Prussia Mall and Franklin Square mean people don't have to venture far to enjoy the classic game. Visitors of all ages can improve their short game or just putt around in Philadelphia this summer at these venues: The Porch at 30(th) Street Station...

2012-06-29 10:21:52

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today signed into law the following bills: House Bill 1264 (P.N. 3643) - This legislation amends section 5920 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedures), 42 Pa.C.S., to allow expert testimony regarding victim behavior at criminal prosecutions regarding certain sexual offenses. House Bill 1349 (P.N. 3773) - This bill amends the act of June 25, 1982 (P.L.633, No.181), known as the "Regulatory Review Act," to...

2012-06-25 10:25:33

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today highlighted the importance of passing the Human Services Block grant, saying it "means more personalized services for people in need." Corbett was joined by a bipartisan group of county commissioners from across Pennsylvania, as well as Lt. Governor Jim Cawley and Department of Public Welfare Secretary Gary Alexander. "Our human services programs are critical to the health and well-being of...

2012-06-19 06:25:06

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that Dollar General Corporation, a national retailer with more than 10,000 stores, will locate its new distribution center in Bethel Township, Berks County and create more than 500 jobs and an additional 75 indirect trucking jobs. "My goal is simple: to make sure there is a job out there for every Pennsylvanian who wants one," Corbett said. "Our effort to bring Dollar General to Berks County...