Industrial Supply Company Sentenced For Overbilling The Citymore Than $550,000

Airmatic, Inc. to pay full restitution to the City and accept three-year debarment The City of Philadelphia Inspector General Amy L. Kurland and United States Attorney Zane Memeger of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced that Airmatic, Inc., was sentenced
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City Offices Closed & Services Curtailed For Christmas & New Year’s Day

All City of Philadelphia offices will be closed and City services curtailed on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014 and New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015 -- both legal holidays. Streets Commissioner David J. Perri reminds residents that trash and recycling (more...)

Editor’s Death Prompts Reflections on Importance of Journalism

The death of Ben Bradlee, the tenacious and hard-driving leader of the Washington Post newsroom for 26 years, triggered reflections not only on the life of the man but also on the important role that a free press plays in holding government accountable. “For Benjamin Bradlee, journalism was more than a profession (more...)

Local Man Inspires the Nation from Philly and Beyond

“He has provided hope and passion to others battling FA, along with their families; giving them the ride of their lives.” When people are around Kyle Bryant for even a few minutes, they seem to immediately get a sense of warmth and closeness. Bryant, a down-to-earth, kind, humorous and (more...)

Tom Corbett: “We Are Better Off Today Than We Were Four Years Ago”

On November 2, 2010, Tom Corbett was elected governor of Pennsylvania, succeeding Democrat Ed Randell. Four years later in 20014 Corbett announced his candidacy for re-election on November 8, 2013. Now Election Day is just a couple of weeks away. Gov. Tom Corbett has a lot of ideas (more...)

Make Travel To &Through The Region Easy & Convenient

VISIT PHILADELPHIA has teamed up with Zipcar to encourage quick and easy trips—Ziptrips—to the Philadelphia suburbs. Running now through spring 2015 as part of VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s Towns of the Philadelphia Countryside campaign, the partnership includes advertising, web promotion, social media, events and giveaways—all touting the ease and excitement that comes with exploring (more...)

Nutter Opened Nominations For The Richardson Dilworth Award For Distinguished Public Service

Unveils two new categories honoring Customer Service and Innovation in Government. Nominations due November 14, 2014. Mayor Michael A. Nutter opened the nomination period for the fourth annual Richardson Dilworth Award for Distinguished Public Service. The Richardson Dilworth Award honors distinguished City employees for exemplary public service (more...)

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 stops: the Mount Vernon Manor Apartments, the People’s Emergency (more...)

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...)

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