Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Energy Solutions, said it will be shutting down the most significant oil refinery on the East Coast, located in South-West Philadelphia. The decision was announced shortly after the refineries massive fire just last week. The refinery is the 10th largest in the United States and refines approximately 335,000 barrels of crude oil each day.
Philadelphia, PA - The enormous refinery explosion Friday morning in Philadelphia ended up being so massive that its image was observable on weather satellites, reported by the National Weather Service. The heated blob was picked up by the satellites as a giant fireball.
Philadelphia, PA - The well known Center City steakhouse McCormick & Schmick’s manager was assaulted and robbed while he was prepared to shut down the restaurant for the evening, early Sunday morning.
Philadelphia, PA - Center City District (CCD) launched an expanded adaptation of last years homeless outreach effort which helped more than 130 individuals get off the street and link up with needed services and local shelters.
Philadelphia, PA - Mayor Kenney honored Lynne Carter for her distinguished 35-year career spanning many continents and countries, from the United Kingdom to Asia. Through purpose and persistence, she punched through the barriers of inequality overcoming many obstacles to excel in a male-dominated field.
Philadelphia, PA - When it comes to substance use disorders (SUD), two things are certain: 1) any treatment is better than no treatment, and 2) you can’t treat a dead person. Sadly, when a person isn’t ready for the currently available types of SUD treatment in this country, the conventional approach is to assume you have to wait until they are ready until they hit some sort of elusive “rock bottom” that wakes them up. But what if while you are waiting for them to “be ready," you lose the chance to help them forever?
Philadelphia, PA - Uber drivers inside Philadelphia mybe joining up with six other major cities and going on strike. Vehicle operators for the ride-sharing business are preparing to protest next month for half a day around poor working issues as well as low pay.