The Mummers Viewers’ Choice Winner Is…

PHL17 and SugarHouse Casino are proud to announce this year’s 2013 SugarHouse Casino Viewers’ Choice Winners. Congratulations go out to the South Philly Vikings Fancy Brigade for their performance of “R U
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Human Trafficking Day In Pennsylvania

On the first day of the 2013 legislative session, a resolution introduced by State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) recognizing Human Trafficking Awareness Day unanimously passed the Senate. The resolution designated January 11, 2013 as “Human Trafficking Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania, a day to work toward ending human trafficking around the world (more...)

New Law Honors The Late Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox

New law honors the late Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox In remembrance of the late Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox, and in the presence of his family, lawmakers and law enforcement officers, Gov. Tom Corbett ceremonially signed Rep. Marcy Toepel’s (R-Mongomery) legislation, now Act 199 (more...)

Population In the Center City of Philadelphia Is Growing

Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corp. released a report, which shows that population in the Center City of Philadelphia is growing. According to CBS News, "lured by jobs, city amenities and the ability to get around without a car, more people are living in Center City, resulting (more...)

The Ninth-Grader Charged For Threats To Council Rock School

On Friday morning when the driver attempts to get to the bank or store in Bucks County aria, they found that most of the roads were blocked, and the helicopters were circling over the town. In the office of the newspaper of "Philadelphia news" we found the message, that have been (more...)

City Of Philadelphia & Police Department Release Crime Incindent Data

The City of Philadelphia, in partnership with the Philadelphia Police Department, released City crime incident data to the public under the Open Data Policy.  The most recent, 30-day information of incidents of crime is accessible on the City mapping portal (www.phila.gov/maps) (more...)

Philadelphia Water Rates Go Up In 2013

According to CBS News, " Philadelphia’s water commissioner has set new water, sewer and stormwater rates that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013". Rates rise on 17.5% over three years. This settlement between the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and Community Legal Services (CLS) — the public advocate appointed to (more...)

Mayor Nutter Signs Agreement With Sister City Mayor Of Tianjin, China

Mayor Michael A. Nutter participated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony with Mayor Huang Xingguo of Tianjin, China, a Sister City of Philadelphia. The MOU encourages trade development and education cooperation as well as promotes the “Sister City Fellowship Program,” which will focus (more...)

Housing Cost in Philadelphia Area

"A Delaware County non-profit released a report showing the cost of living in the Philadelphia area is far more than federal poverty standards suggest. The study also shows living in the suburbs is more expensive than living in the city", CBS News said. The poverty line is $23,000 (more...)

Free Saturday Parking for Holiday Shoppers In Center City of Philadelphia

“The Philadelphia Parking Authority is pleased to join with Mayor Michael Nutter and be a part of spreading the holiday joy and encouraging shoppers to patronize local merchants during the holidays,” , PPA Executive Director Vince Fenerty said. He announced that, “to support holiday shopping, meter parking city wide will (more...)

Improvement Project on City’s Only State Park Commences is Groundbreaking

State Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Brendan Boyle today joined the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to break ground on the much-anticipated improvement project at Benjamin Rush State Park, the city’s only state park. “This city prides itself on the many parks that touch (more...)

Philadelphia Officials Reopen 40th Street Bridge

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the new 40th street bridge, south of Girard Avenue, will re-open to traffic one month ahead of schedule following a noon ribbon cutting ceremony.  Mayor Nutter was joined by Councilwoman Blackwell, Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities Rina (more...)

Re-Elected House Republican Majority Chooses 2013-14 Leadership Team

By acclimation, Smith elected caucus-designee for Speaker and Turzai elected Majority Leader The 111 members of the incoming Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus once again elected Rep. Sam Smith (R-Punxsutawney) as their choice for speaker of the House and Rep. Mike Turzai as majority leader for the 2013-14 legislative (more...)

Hughes Questions Proposal to Privatize Lottery Management

The Gov. Corbett administration is taking bids from private groups interested in managing the Pennsylvania Lottery. The governor's office announced last April it was looking to turn over part of the Lottery to a private manager. But not everyone in Harrisburg thinks the same way. “The Pennsylvania (more...)

Philadelphia – One Of Top 20 Finalists In Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge

Philadelphia’s idea selected from more than 300 submissions to compete for $5 million grand prize Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Philadelphia has been selected as a finalist for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge, a competition created to inspire American cities to generate innovative (more...)

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