Philadelphia’s Indego Bike Share Program Has Teamed up With the Barnes Foundation

CREDIT: M. FISCHETTI FOR VISIT PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia’s Indego Bike Share program has teamed up with the Barnes Foundation for an aesthetic addition to the popular program: Barnes Foundation paintings will be featured on 20 bikes over the next year featuring artwork
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City and Festival Officials Announce Plans for Wawa Welcome America! Events

Details on entertainment, transportation, parking, security and other activities prior to and on July 4th Philadelphia is rolling out the red-white-and-blue carpet at the Wawa Welcome America! festival with more than 50 events over six days to observe Independence Day, beginning Thursday, June 29 through Tuesday, July 4. Philly is at its finest on the Fourth – from (more...)

Blizzard Takes Aim at Northeastern US, Flights Canceled

VOA A fast-moving winter storm was expected to hit the northeastern United States, forecasters warned on Monday, prompting airlines to cancel thousands of flights and some mayors to order schools to close on Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, with (more...)

City to Declare Snow Emergency in Advance of Storm

With a storm approaching the region, Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis announced that a Snow Emergency will be declared for the City of Philadelphia beginning at 12:01 am on Thursday, February 9. For citizens, a Snow Emergency means all parked cars must be moved (more...)

City Prepares for Republican Congressional Caucus & Presidential Visit

The City and the Philadelphia Parking Authority announce the following changes to service on Thursday. Philadelphians are also encouraged to follow @PhiladelphiaGov on Twitter and to sign up for ReadyPhiladelphia alerts, in order to stay up to date on any late-breaking changes. Road Closures: The following roads will be closed (more...)

Travel & Leisure Names Philadelphia as a Top Travel Destination

In case you missed it, Philadelphia was named one of Travel and Leisure’s 50 best places to Travel in 2017. Travel and Leisure cited diversity in commercial corridors like East Passyunk Avenue and a Mayor fighting to protect inclusive values as reasons for Philadelphia making the list. 50 (more...)

Jewish Labor Committee Condemns Racist & Anti-Semitic Graffiti in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Jewish Labor Committee released the following statement: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the racist and Anti-Semitic graffiti that recently appeared in South Philadelphia. It is horrifying to see swastikas and other symbols of hate appear in our community, especially in the vibrant multicultural neighborhood where this occurred. (more...)

Philadelphia News 21st Multicultural Vendors Event Promotes Local Businesses

The North East of Philadelphia, which presents a lot of different cultures and traditions, became a home for Philadelphia News 21st Multicultural Vendors Event. In dedication of 21st Anniversary of Philadelphia News newspaper, the event took place at Restaurant Samarkand, was free and opens to the public. Families could enjoy food and (more...)

Cause of New Jersey Train Wreck Still Unclear

Investigators continue to examine a black box recorder recovered from the train that smashed through a Hoboken, New Jersey, station at the height of Thursday's morning rush hour, killing one woman and injuring more than other 100 people. The cause of the crash is still unknown, though the recorder, recovered late (more...)

Police: Anti-Cop Note Found at Scene of Deadly Philadelphia Rampage

A gunman suspected of being motivated by hatred for law enforcement killed a woman and wounded two police officers and three civilians in Philadelphia before he was shot and killed by police.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said police found what he described a "rambling" note at the scene of the (more...)

2016 List of Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania Revealed

76 Small to Medium Sized Companies and 24 Large Companies Make the Cut The alphabetical list of the 100 companies in Pennsylvania to win a designation as a “Best Place to Work” has been revealed. This year’s list represents 30,256 employees of 76 small to medium sized companies and 24 large (more...)

Statement on Extreme Heat & Expected Pool Closures

Mayor Kenney released a statement urging residents to take precautions during the extreme heat expected to occur over the next several days. An excessive heat warning is currently in effect and is expected to last until 9PM on Sunday, August 14. Excessive heat causes
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Philadelphia Prison System Receives Accolades from EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the City of Philadelphia today for its innovative food recovery achievements at the Philadelphia Prison System that include composting 1.35 tons of wasted food each day and saving the city $31,000 each year in landfill fees. The city was among more than 800 governments, businesses (more...)

June 2 National Gun Violence Awareness Day in Philadelphia

Mayor Jim Kenney today joined the Wear Orange campaign (www.WearOrange.org) by declaring June 2 to be National Gun Violence Awareness Day in the City of Philadelphia to honor and remember all victims and survivors of gun violence and to declare that we as a country must do more (more...)

A Bridge Too Far?

State Rep. Robert F. "Rob" Matzie D-Beaver/Allegheny www.pahouse.com/Matzie It’s a yearly occurrence for drivers in Pennsylvania. You fill out your vehicle registration card, include payment, and wait to receive your sticker. Or maybe you need to renew a license or transfer a vehicle title. These are straightforward PennDOT transactions that number (more...)

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