The Kenney administration must find ways to boost diversity among Philly’s exempt workers, City Controller Rhynhart says

An annual report examining the diversity of the city’s exempt employees raises concern over the lack of diverse representation in new hires, according to City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart. Ang report, released last week by Rhynhart’s office, found racial and ethnic minorities make up only 45.8% of the city’s exempt employees in fiscal year 2020. On … Read more

Quit smoking before age 45 – it almost eliminates your risk of dying from lung cancer, research shows

Smoking at any age reduces the risk of dying from lung cancer, but smokers who quit as young adults significantly lower their risk of dying from lung and other tobacco -related cancers, the new data. In a study involving more than 400,000 Americans, the cancer death rate among smokers – particularly from lung cancer – … Read more

7-Year-Old Boy, Killed In Strawberry Mansion Hit-And-Run, Police Say-CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)-A 7-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run in Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood Monday afternoon. Surveillance video captured people shouting to call 911 and rushing to help a 7-year-old boy after police said he was hit by a car just after 4 p.m. Monday. “Everyone was trying to help the little kid and the … Read more

Eagles traded QB Joe Flacco, claimed QB Reid Sinnett, cut LS Rick Lovato

The Philadelphia Eagles made a trio of roster moves on Monday. They traded QB Joe Flacco to the New York Jets, they claimed former Miami Dolphins QB Reid Sinnott on waivers, and they released LS Rick Lovato. The Eagles traded Joe Flacco for the Jets In return, the Eagles will receive a sixth-round pick that … Read more

Fantasy football injuries: Updates on Miles Sanders, Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley, Nick Chubb and more

Fortunately for the owners of the fantasy football team-many of whom have fought hard to put up an entire roster of playing skill players in Week 7-there aren’t a ton of new injuries across the NFL slate. However, there have been some significant setbacks in major, widely started men like Patrick Mahomes, Josh Jacobs and … Read more

IBX: The Cover Story Podcast: Finding Optimism in a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Ni PETER PANAGEAS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND MARKET PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL MARKETS AT INDEPENDENCE BLUE CROSS IBX: The Cover Story is a monthly podcast featuring timely, relevant conversations on the most important health topics. The podcast is hosted by Peter Panageas, Senior Vice President and Market President of National Markets at Independence Blue Cross. In … Read more

Philly star athletes who must take out loss of cost insurance

The odds of being a pro athlete are very similar to being literally struck by lightning – a surprisingly low 0.00075% according to their estimates. For example, in the NFL, nearly 300 players turn pro each year, from a pool of more than 1.1 million high school football players. Being a professional athlete is a … Read more

SEPTA Union Unanimously Approves Strike If Deal Is Not Reached – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The clock is ticking today for SEPTA to go on strike with its largest union. A unanimous vote on Sunday approved a workers ’strike at SEPTA if there is no agreement within the next seven days. “I need SEPTA, so my reaction is‘ What? Don’t do that, please don’t. ‘Come on, we … Read more

SEPTA workers voted to allow the strike if a new agreement is not reached

SEPTA’s transit union took another step toward a potential layoff, as workers voted unanimously on Sunday to authorize a strike if a new contract is not negotiated next week. More than 1,000 Transport Workers Union Local 234 members gathered Sunday for voting at Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall in South Philly, according to KYW Newsradio. … Read more

First half observations: Raiders 17, Eagles 7

The Eagles dropped multiple points in the half despite a good start in Las Vegas, which left the Raiders 17-7 after 30 minutes of football. Here is what I saw. The good • Nick Sirianni only needed six weeks of killing for it to fix how they set up, but the Eagles finally came out … Read more