Grand Opening Of New, Executive Club Floor

The Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center is celebrating the grand opening of its new, Executive Club Floor on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A ribbon cutting ceremony  and press reception will take place at the hotel Tuesday featuring the
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Building Stronger Communities in a Stronger Pennsylvania

Job creation and economic progress require strong communities, and nobody recognizes that more than Governor Corbett. The governor’s budget continues to support funding increases in previous years to support communities and local governments. Since Gov. Corbett took office, the Act 47 revolving fund has been replenished, and we are now budgeting (more...)

Migration Data Detail Specific County-to-County Moves

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today on five of the top counties where residents of Philadelphia were most likely to have moved from and to over a one-year period between 2007 and 2011. Among Philadelphia’s residents, 55,370, or 3.7 percent, lived in a different county one year earlier. Among the (more...)

PECO Restoring Service After Worst Storm in Company History

Crews working to restore service to approximately 623,000 customers PECO has actively been working to restore power to thousands of customers impacted by the winter storm, which brought a mix of snow, ice and freezing rain to the region. The storm caused extensive damage to trees, tree limbs (more...)

Groundhog Predicts: “Six More Weeks of Winter it Shall Be”

Do you know what happen in Punxsutawneyon, PA on February 2, Super Bowl and Groundhog Day?  Weather prognosticator Phil saw his shadow. It means there will be six more weeks of winter. Legend has it that if the groundhog sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will (more...)

Snowfall in Philadelphia And The Surrounding Area

How do you like the global warming on the American and European continents, that felt this winter. Such warming that people freeze, unable to go out and die in car accidents on slippery ice roads. However, we are more lucky than the residents of Russian cities, that should survive at temperatures (more...)

Philadelphia Wins $10,000 Grant to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, immediate past President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, participated in the USCM 82nd Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.  During the meeting more than 280 of the nation’s mayors came together at the Capitol Hilton Hotel to discuss the economy, jobs, innovation, transportation and the continued (more...)

City Officials Celebrate Historic Land Bank Bill Signing

Mayor Michael A. Nutter was joined by City Council President Darrell Clarke, Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez, City officials, and community advocates to celebrate the signing of historic Land Bank legislation. “Vacant parcels of land have long been a source of crime, blight, reduction of property values, and an overall (more...)

Philadelphia: Traffic Signals Freezing Up In the Cold

A major snowstorm rolled across the northeastern United States, shut down state and federal governments, closed schools and snarled air travel in its path. Winter storm warnings and advisories were in place from the central Appalachian Mountains north to southern New England, the National (more...)

PGW Reached No-Fault Agreement With Danella Companies

The City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Gas Works reached a no-fault agreement with Danella Companies, Inc., a PGW contractor, as a result of an Office of the Inspector General investigation into all PGW and City paving contracts.  Danella Companies, Inc. (Danella) agreed to pay more than $2 million to (more...)

City Of Philadelphia Responds To Bitterly Cold Weather

The City of Philadelphia prepared for the frigid weather today and expected tomorrow with a coordinated response across City departments. “Over the next few days, as we deal with the blustery, freezing weather together, I want to encourage citizens to stay indoors – wherever you may be - limit your exposure (more...)

First Major Snowstorm Of 2014 in Philadelphia

A winter storm has blanketed parts of Canada and the north-eastern US, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, with up to 2ft (61cm) of snow. VOA News reported: "Residents in the northeastern United States are digging out their homes and vehicles after the first major snowstorm (more...)

Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law is In Full Effect

The legislature revised and updated the law in 2011 Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law is not affected by yesterday’s state Supreme Court decision in Commonwealth v. Neiman, Reps. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin County) and Tom Caltagirone (D-Berks County), the majority and minority chairmen of the House Judiciary Committee, said today.  Joining them was (more...)

Assistant Secretary Nuland at U.S.-Ukraine Foundation Conference

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for being here and for your continued support for the U.S.-Ukraine relationship, and thank you for the invitation to speak to you today. I’m still jetlagged from my third trip in five weeks to Ukraine and my days in Kyiv (more...)

A Large Winter Storm Has Blanketed The Philadelphia Area

The storm across the U.S. was leading to a " number of accidents, including a fatal crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Morgantown that led to a series of fender-benders involving 50 cars that stranded some motorists for up to seven hours. More than two dozen (more...)

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