“Drive Right, Ride Right, Walk Right” In Philadelphia

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the launch of the City of Philadelphia’s Drive Right, Ride Right, Walk Right campaign to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to keep safe as they move around Philadelphia. Among the messages posted on bus shelters,
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Strategic Plan For Callowhill & Chinatown North

Plan reaffirms City’s intentions to build park on viaduct structure. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has adopted a strategic plan for the Callowhill and Chinatown North neighborhoods that includes proposals for new zoning controls, park spaces, and streets to create a more pedestrian-friendly scale in (more...)

The Winter Storm Is Arriving In Pennsylvania

According to Fox News, "rain, strong wind gusts of up to 60 miles-per-hour and snow are all expected to be part of a storm set to arrive in our area overnight. Winter storm watches go in effect Wednesday afternoon for several counties, while a winter storm warning (more...)

Record Year for Traveling to U.S.

These tourists visiting Fiesta San Antonio in April 2012 were part of a surge. Travel and tourism to the United States hit a record $168.1 billion in 2012, an increase of more than 9 percent from 2011. “The Obama administration is committed to support these positive trends by (more...)

The Jury Clears Philly Mob Boss Ligambi Of Five Charges

On Philadelphia trial the jury clears Philly mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi of five charges and deadlocked on four other charges, and acquitted the seven defendants on most of the approximately 60 counts. Ligambi and others not convicted are expected to seek bail after about two years (more...)

Winter Storm Is Coming To Philadelphia

Did you buy shovels, sleds, skis or snow blowers? It is looks like we should use them on these weekend. According to news agencies, "impressive snowfall totals are likely with the Nor’easter heading here overnight and thru the morning hours on Friday." Friday will be rainy & windy, with a (more...)

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 Game?” and (more...)

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...)

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