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
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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...)

Attorney General’s office warns consumers of ‘IRS scam’

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office today warned of a new variation of a pervasive telephone scam that aims to defraud taxpayers. The well-known “IRS scam” has reemerged recently, but this time fraudsters are posing as U.S. Treasury agents. The Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection in recent weeks has received several (more...)

At White’s Request, City to Conduct Traffic Study on Byberry Road

Representative Martina White 170th District Pennsylvania House of Representatives 267.207.0207 dfoster@pahousegop.com www.RepWhite.comwww.facebook.com/RepMartinaWhite The Philadelphia Streets Department has agreed to a request by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) to conduct a traffic study of a section of Byberry Road. White requested the study following the tragic death of a 73-year-old (more...)

Suspect Arrested after Philadelphia Policeman Shot in Name of IS

VOA News A gunman claiming to have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terror group ambushed a police officer Thursday as he sat in his marked car in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, firing multiple times at the officer. According to authorities, the officer, who was struck three times in the left arm, managed to (more...)

Christmas Museum Evokes Memories of Holidays Past

VOA Deborah Block The National Christmas Center brings to mind the joy and memories of Yuletides past. The only Christmas museum in the world is full of nostalgia, and thousands of items, like vintage toys and ornaments. The privately-owned attraction in the small town of Paradise, Pennsylvania is considered one of (more...)

Nutter Kicks Off Philly’s Holiday season at 22nd Annual Tree Lighting Celebration

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City Representative Desiree Peterkin-Bell and other guests turned on thousands of multicolored LED lights of official holiday tree this evening at the City of Philadelphia’s 22nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration inside the City Hall Courtyardin Center City. Mayor Nutter shared the stage at the City Hall Courtyard with a lineup from (more...)

Mayor Nutter Congretulates New Administration Appointees

Mayor Michael A. Nutter issued the following statement regarding the recent appointments by Mayor-elect Jim Kenney of current City officials to positions within the new Administration: “I want to congratulate the men and women who have served in my Administration and who have been chosen by Mayor-elect Kenney to continue serving (more...)

Philadelphia Reports For Third Year Of Energy Benchmarking

The City of Philadelphia announced the results of energy and water usage reporting for nearly 2,000 of Philadelphia’s largest buildings, marking the conclusion of the third year of the City’s energy benchmarking program. Energy benchmarking allows building owners to easily compare their facility’s energy performance to peers locally and (more...)

HOPE Awards Launched in Philadelphia to Celebrate Good Deeds

The HEROES OF PHILADELPHIA AWARDS a/k/a THE HOPS were launched last month. The awards are about recognizing the local men, women and young people whose good deeds and hearts of gold make Philadelphia the wonderful city that it is.

Each month a Local Hero will be given

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Philadelphia Named First World Heritage City In The United States

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Commerce Director, and the Global Philadelphia Association announced that the City of Philadelphia has become the first World Heritage City in the United States, formally receiving the designation this evening through a vote taken by the XIII World (more...)

Philadelphia Metro Area Uninsured Rate Down from 2013

The Philadelphia metro area’s 2014 rate of those without health insurance decreased from 2013, according to new statistics released today from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the nation’s most comprehensive data source on American households. “Health insurance is just one of many topics included in the American Community Survey that allows policymakers (more...)

Hero Thrill Show Extravaganza Helps Families Of Fallen Police

A thrill a minute... Spectators will experience the thrill of a lifetime at the 61st Annual Philadelphia Hero Thrill Show on Saturday October 10 at noon outside the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., in South Philadelphia. Thrill Show President/CEO Jimmy Binns, an attorney, Darby Township Highway will lead an (more...)

Rocky’s Philadelphia: How The City Has Changed From 1976 To 2015

ROCKY’S PHILADELPHIA: HOW THE CITY HAS CHANGED FROM 1976 TO 2015 WHEN NEWEST ROCKY FILM DEBUTS IN THEATERS Striking Differences In The Skyline, Benjamin Franklin Parkway & More Beloved boxer Rocky Balboa might be surprised if he ran up the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps today and turned around, arms raised (more...)

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