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Aqua Pennsylvania, an Essential Utilities company, has officially opened its new high-tech laboratory at its headquarters in Lower Merion. The 14,700-square-foot laboratory is more than double the size of the previous lab that had served the company for more than 70 years.
August 16, 2021
By Will Becker  The Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), recently announced new health services opportunities in the Cedar (West Philadelphia) community. The PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar is founded on the guiding principle “to provide high-quality, community-informed, patient-centered health care and social services supporting the needs of the facility’s West and Southwest Philadelphia neighbors.”
August 12, 2021
Fashion Education Videos now televised on local Philadelphia TV station The videos present industry's drafting and sample making procedures. All procedures can be done in the home with minimal equipment. The drafting and sewing videos are televised to the Philadelphia Community via, every Wednesday morning at 9 am.
August 12, 2021
Last week, Liverpool was removed from the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. The decision was made by the UNESCO Committee, after a meeting in Fuzhou, China where the vote was cast.
August 12, 2021
In the summer of 2021, the Middle East Center set out to record a serious, scholarly podcast, with serious, scholarly people, talking about serious, scholarly things. But somewhere along the way, things went in a very different direction. And here we are.
August 2, 2021
By Will Becker Puentes de Salud, a Philadelphia nonprofit organization that provides health and wellness services to the Latinx in our region, has recently announced a change in leadership. Steve Larson, Executive Director and Co-founder, and Esther Morales, Managing Director, have chosen to step down from their positions. 
July 26, 2021
Last month, I had the opportunity to attend an event presented by the Philadelphia Geography Society at the Doubletree Hotel in Center City, celebrating Taylor Demonbreun as the organization’s 129th Explorer of the Year.
July 26, 2021
As a 19-year-old African American male, this past June was the first time that I celebrated Juneteenth. Recently, June 19, was officially declared a federal holiday.
July 22, 2021
Last month, Environmental artist Sarah Kavage and Iraqi social art designer Yaroub Al Obaidi hosted a presentation for their finished project of a “Mudhif,” a traditional Iraqi guesthouse. The Mudhif, which is the first to be built outside of Iraq, is located at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.
July 22, 2021