January 23, 2013

Philadelphia working to bring chronically homeless in from cold

As the streak of bitterly cold weather continues, so does a "Code Blue" in Philadelphia. The city has dispatched teams to search the streets for the chronically homeless who don't want to go to shelters.

January 23, 2013

Candidate publishes detailed data on Philadelphia government salaries, contracts

Want to know how much taxpayers paid for Mayor Nutter's salary, the Welcome America Festival or City Council’s furniture?

There's a website for that.  

January 23, 2013 | Newsworks Tonight

Keeping the craft beer flowing in Philadelphia

Philly was ranked first for best pub crawl city and third for best U.S. beer brewing city in the country by the website AMOG.com.  Philly has become a popular craft beer town and while it's still a niche market, it's an affordable luxury.

January 23, 2013 | NewsWorks Tonight Feature

On verge of local trial, U.S. Attorney indicts in Philadelphia basement captive case

Days before a trial was set to begin in a Philadelphia court, a 196-count federal indictment has come down against those accused of holding mentally disabled people in order to keep their benefit checks.

January 23, 2013 | NewsWorks Tonight

New names to come to the right of the dot

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the governing body for internet naming conventions, is in the process of weighing applications for new generic top level domains.  

What's a generic top level domain?  It's more commonly known as the text to the right of the dot in a URL, like .com, .net, and .org.

January 23, 2013

In face of flu vaccine shortage, Delaware relaxes ban on thimerasol

In the midst of an influenza epidemic and vaccine shortages, Delaware is temporarily changing its flu shot rules.

This week pediatrician and Director of Public Health Karyl Rattay temporarily lifted the ban on vaccines made with thimerosal, a preservative that contains trace amounts of mercury.

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