Nutter & HUD Secretary Castro Tour Philadelphia Promise Zone

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Julián Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, toured Philadelphia’s Promise Zone in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia.   The tour highlighted redevelopment already underway in Mantua and featured three
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Ken Trujillo Running for Philadelphia Mayor

Ken Trujillo announced his candidacy to be the next Mayor of Philadelphia on the steps of The School District of Philadelphia. Promising to give Philadelphia’s kids a better chance and a brighter future, he outlined (more...)

Federal Lawsuit Challenges Philadelphia’s Civil Forfeiture Machine

City law enforcement officials seize property and deprive innocent residents of their constitutional rights on an unprecedented scale Key Facts: - Philadelphia uses civil forfeiture to seize almost $6 million each year from residents. - It brings in 2x as much forfeiture revenue as Brooklyn, N.Y. and Los Angeles County combined. - (more...)

Mayor Nutter Opens City Of Philadelphia’s Innovation Lab

Mayor Michael A. Nutter opened the City of Philadelphia’s Innovation Lab, a technology-enabled space in which City employees, community members and external partners can work together to create solutions to municipal challenges, located in the Municipal Services Building during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “I believe that (more...)

Philadelphia Awarded $30 Million Neighborhood Grant

Grant will help neighborhood implement North Central Philadelphia’s transformation plan to create jobs, housing and opportunities for residents. Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Philadelphia was awarded a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to revitalize the neighborhood (more...)

Israeli And Palestinian Supporters Rally In Philadelphia

" More than 630 Palestinians and about 35 Israelis have died in the conflict in Gaza, and today protesters for both sides rallied in Center City Philadelphia in an effort to raise support for their efforts:, CBS News reported. " Dozens of protestors (more...)

Treasury Announces More Sanctions on Russian Entities

In response to Russia’s continued efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine, the U.S. Department of the Treasury July 29 imposed prohibitions on additional entities operating within the financial services sector of the Russian economy. The actions target three banks owned by the Russian state and one (more...)

70 Year Anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg’s Arrival in Budapest

By: Nora Gutekanst Photo -video credit, Dov\Shmuel Lenchevsky July 9th marked the 70 year anniversary to the day of Raoul Wallenberg's arrival in Budapest in 1944 to begin a rescue mission that would result in his saving 100,000 Jewish lives. It was exactly on that day as the Congressional Gold Medal was (more...)

Israeli And Palestinian Supporters Rally In Philadelphia

" More than 630 Palestinians and about 35 Israelis have died in the conflict in Gaza, and today protesters for both sides rallied in Center City Philadelphia in an effort to raise support for their efforts:, CBS News reported. " Dozens of protestors supporting Palestine stood (more...)

City Of Philadelphia Opens BenePhilly Centers

Provides benefits access assistance to low-income Philadelphians. Eva Gladstein participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the public opening for the BenePhilly Center located at Philadelphia FIGHT.  This ceremony marked the official opening of six benefits access locations across the City, which works with low-income Philadelphians to (more...)

Pennsylvania Ranks 15th Highest for Insurance Coverage

We know rates of uninsured vary dramatically across states. Yet following the implementation of ACA/Obamacare, there’s been a lot of talk but not a lot of real information consumers can use to compare states by insurance coverage rates. To provide consumers with this critical information, today WalletHub released its (more...)

Wawa Welcome America! Festival on July 4th

City and Wawa Welcome America! officials announce plans for Wawa Welcome America! festival on July 4th Details on event activities, transportation, parking, security and more. Philadelphia is rolling out the red-white-and-blue carpet to residents and visitors at the ongoing Wawa Welcome America! festival, as it approaches its grand finale on July 4th. (more...)

Philadelphia Throws A Week-Long Fourth Of July Party

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™ Philadelphia, the birthplace of independence, is celebrating the Fourth of July in a big way. From the start of the annual Wawa Welcome America! festival on June 28 to the Independence National Historical Park Service’s reading of the Declaration of (more...)

Exhibition Unveils New Master Plan Designed By Frank Gehry

Special Exhibition Unveils New Master Plan Designed By Frank Gehry For The Renovation And Expansion Of The Philadelphia Museum Of Art On July 1, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will unveil the comprehensive plan that Frank Gehry has created for the renovation and expansion of its home on the Benjamin (more...)

James Beard Foundation Recognizes Two People From Philadelphia

Marc Vetri has been nominated for 2014 James Beard Foundation awards for Outstanding Chef and for Outstanding Service for his restaurant, Vetri, in Philadelphia. Designers David Whipple and Josh Otto, of Assimilation Design Lab LLC and Otto Architects LLC, have been nominated for a 2014 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant (more...)

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