Today: A cool breeze, partly sunny this morning and clouds roll in this afternoon.
News you can use hot off the press:
Former New York Governor Passes
Mario Cuomo, the former governor of New York, has died at the age of 82. He served a three-year term. His son, Andrew Cuomo, is currently the governor.
Cuomo passed away from heart failure at his home last night; just hours after his son was sworn in for his second term as governor.
Please keep the Cuomo family in your prayers.
Read more at http://tinyurl.com/pg2wubz.
Possible Chick-fil-A Data Breach!
Well, it looks like the first big data breach of 2015 has happened. According to their website, Chick-fil-A announced that they “received reports of potential unusual activity involving payment cards used at a few of our restaurants” and are working with IT security companies and law enforcement to “determine all the facts.”
If a data breach is the case, the company says that, “any fraudulent charges will be the responsibility of either Chick-fil-A or the bank that issued the card. If our customers are impacted, we will arrange for free identity protection services, including credit monitoring.”
Starting today, anyone who is concerned that they may be affected can look at the FAQ on Chick-fil-A’s website or by calling 855-398-6439.
Read more at http://tinyurl.com/lncg4su.
New Year, New Laws!
It’s a New Year, which means new laws! Some of those laws include:
1. Pennsylvania will start collecting ten cents more per gallon for gasoline wholesalers, to help fund the improvement of highway structure and crumbling bridges. It’s unclear at this time how much of this gas tax will affect drivers at the pump. As for now, we’ll keep enjoying the drop in gas prices.
2. In New Jersey, over 170,000 workers got a raise yesterday thanks to a minimum wage hike by voters. Workers will now make $8.38 per hour, higher that the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, which is what Pennsylvania has. In Delaware the minimum wage will go up in June from $7.75 per hour to $8.25 per hour.
Gas Prices Updates
Even though Pennsylvania will raise its gas tax up nearly a dime for gasoline wholesalers, drivers won’t feel that much of a difference right now due to low gas prices. In the five-county Philadelphia area, a regular gallon of gas costs $2.55, in Delaware it’s $2.38 and in New Jersey it’s the cheapest at $2.24, which is the same as the national average.
The First Philly Baby of 2015!
I finally found out who the first Philly baby born in 2015. I had to look no further than Temple University Hospital where Sophia Graceland Dawson was born at 3:04am New Year’s Day!
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. turns 46 today
Actor Taye Diggs turns 43
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