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Jersey City Named the Most Diverse City Once Again

Posted by Rebecca Nutt on April 16, 2018 in  inthenews  newjersey
Jersey City is one of the largest cities in the country and the second most populous city in the state in of New Jersey. According to the 2016 Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program, the population of New Jersey was 264,152.Want to stay updated with our local area news and happenings? Click here! New Jersey has once again been ranked as the most diverse city in America. The city received that title twice before as well. The ranking slipped a little in 2016, but Jersey City has now reclaimed its title back a... read more
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The Civic Theatre in Allentown has undergone a $5 million renovation and it will re-open with some big hits this season. Popular director William Sanders is planning four premiers to mark the beginning of a new era of the rebranded Civic Theatre. Billy Elliot, Fun Home, Buyer and Celler, and Constellation are the Broadway hits that will be premiered this season, along with some well-loved plays from the past. The first and biggest premiere of the 2018-19 seasons will be Billy Elliott (2000). Based on an academy a... read more
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Bars Open Until 4 a.m.? In Philly, It's a Possibility

New city council bill could allow bars to stay open later.
Posted by Rebecca Nutt on April 09, 2018 in  inthenews  philadelphia
Blondell Reynolds Brown, City Councilwoman in Philadelphia, has recently put forth a bill in which she has proposed to allow some of the city’s bars to stay open until 4 a.m. as opposed to the 2 a.m. time assigned by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. This suggestion has been made for generating more revenue for Philly schools should it get signed by the state legislators. Late night customers are expecting the bill to be signed without any complications so they can cheer till dawn. The legislation is... read more
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The state of Pennsylvania is the 19th largest producer of renewable solar energy in the US. And Lehigh Valley has the largest solar panel installation in Pennsylvania. The large shift towards renewable energy sources in Lehigh Valley was the result of joint efforts and funding from federal, state and local authorities. Many programs have been launched by the government to bring down the cost of equipment and installation of solar panels to support the production of alternate energy. On Friday, March 16th, the fed... read more
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The Cats Do It Again!

Villanova Wildcats win second NCAA Tournament Championship in two years, three total.
Posted by Rebecca Nutt on April 03, 2018 in  buckscounty  inthenews  lehighvalley  montgomerycounty  philadelphia
After a long month of shocking upsets, ferocious battles – and absolute madness – the 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament has come to an end. And one local team has found themselves on top yet again. The prestigious college is located right on the Main Line in Villanova, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. Congratulations to the Villanova Wildcats! In addition to the Philadelphia Eagles winning Super Bowl LII in February, the team brought home yet another championship in 2018 to the city of Philadel... read more
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