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November 17, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
STUDENTS FROM the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have written more than 10,000 letters to the Vatican, hoping that Pope Francis will accept their invitations to come to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families next September. Archdiocesan students and teachers from local elementary, secondary and special education schools announced news of the major shipment yesterday from the Archdiocesan Pastor Center in Center City. "These letters truly represent the great love and enthusiasm that the Holy Father brings, not only to the world, but to our young people in Philadelphia," said Christopher Mominey, secretary and Chief Operating Officer of Catholic Education.
NEWS
November 17, 2014
ISSUE | TIME Kids' safety tops A recent letter urging the extension of daylight saving time year-round overlooked crucial issues ("Dark winter evenings pose a double risk," Nov. 11). A study quoted did not account for schoolchildren on the roads in the morning. In winter, daylight would not come to many parts of the country until nearly 9 a.m. That would place in harm's way many children waiting for buses or walking to school. Also, there would be more accidents as commuters rush to work.
NEWS
November 17, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
In less than an hour Sunday morning, a Center City landmark was transformed, and Philadelphia's skyline along with it. The building at 1 S. Broad St. was quickly stripped of its iconic "PNB" signs as a crew atop the 28-story building worked in tandem with a helicopter to remove the letters, each of which weighed a ton and a half. The giant letters - four sets of PNB on each side of the former Philadelphia National Bank building - had been in place since the 1950s. "It took an hour this time to remove nine letters - and last time it took four hours to remove three, so they're doing better," a police officer quipped as the letters were put onto large flatbed trucks to be hauled away.
NEWS
November 17, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
In less than an hour this morning, a Center City landmark was transformed, and Philadelphia's skyline along with it. The building at 1 S. Broad St. was quickly stripped of its iconic "PNB" signs, as a crew atop the 28-story building worked in tandem with a helicopter to remove the letters, each of which weighed one and a half tons. The giant letters - four sets of PNB on each side of the former Philadelphia National Bank building - had been in place since the 1950s. "It took an hour this time to remove nine letters - and last time it took four hours to remove three, so they're doing better," a police officer joked as the letters were hauled onto large flatbed trucks to be towed away.
NEWS
November 13, 2014
ON BEHALF of my fellow community directors and alternates of the Sports Complex Special Services District, we speak out on an issue that affects all South Philadelphia families and businesses, not just those within closest proximity to the Sports Complex. From all reports, on Nov. 18, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is expected to announce that 9th Street and Packer Avenue will be the site of the second Philadelphia casino licensee: Live! Hotel & Casino, an adjunct to XFINITY Live!
NEWS
November 13, 2014 | BY DARRELL L. CLARKE
IMAGINE WAKING up one day to learn that your cellphone carrier has been purchased by a foreign corporation. The monthly rate and minutes in the contract with your old carrier have changed. You're now paying more for less. Imagine trying to reach your old carrier to complain, but the phone is disconnected and the emails bounce. Imagine then being told by your new carrier that you have no choice but to remain their customer for the duration of your contract. This nightmare scenario could have been realized in Philadelphia had the Administration successfully sold the Philadelphia Gas Works to UIL Holdings Corp., based in Connecticut.
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