Tag: Economic Development

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A dispiriting holiday
Jul 5, 2016 AT 2:06 PM
Like many out-of-towners who never before had to deal with the vagaries of PA's liquor laws, Rich Azzopardi's July Fourth was less spirited than he would have liked, after he found...
Centers of attention
Aug 26, 2016 AT 9:07 AM
The Democratic National Convention has come and gone. Pope Francis passed through, trailing the World Meeting of Families in his wake. While much of the central action of these events took place away...
KOZ and Effect
Sep 15, 2016 AT 4:52 PM
A bill to expand tax-free zones in Philadelphia to some 80 new properties is moving fast enough to make longtime Philadelphia City Council observers’ heads spin. Councilmembers assured...
Health Care
Oct 7, 2016 AT 10:32 AM
Winning one of Pennsylvania’s licenses to grow or dispense medical marijuana won’t come easily or cheaply. Recreational smokers with grow lamps in their basements, young’uns looking...
Perspective
Oct 27, 2016 AT 6:32 AM
When my parents moved us from Guatemala City to Chester County in the mid-1970s, we were the first Latino family to move into our neighborhood – and, undoubtedly, the first people to chatter...
Council in Session
Oct 27, 2016 AT 4:46 PM
In a Philadelphia council session mostly dominated by the drudgery of zoning bills and property transfers, lawmakers unanimously passed legislation creating a special district for a hotel project at...
Food and politics
Nov 17, 2016 AT 9:54 PM
Before Cristina Martinez and Ben Miller decided to make the move from selling tacos from a street cart to opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant last year, a well-meaning friend offered some advice:...
Spotlight: veterans
Nov 17, 2016 AT 10:19 PM
When Evan M. Wilson was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2013, the native of Pennsauken, New Jersey, thought he had the world at his fingertips, thanks to his experience as an aircraft...
Over Compensation
Nov 30, 2016 AT 3:44 PM
Harrisburg – It’s been nearly two weeks since the Pennsylvania Senate decided to not push to the governor’s desk a one-year extension of funds to the unemployment compensation...
Save yourselves
Dec 15, 2016 AT 3:00 PM
Pennsylvania, like much of the nation, is facing pension and retirement security issues on a number of levels. But while most of the legislative attention is given to fixing and reforming state-run...