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
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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...)

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...)

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