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
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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...)

A List Of Emergency Contacts During Winter Storm

American Red Cross Southeastern Pa. Disaster Services: 215-299-4000 Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State Police: 215-560-6200 Delaware County Police: 610-892-8400 Bucks County Fire Department: 215-340-8700 Northampton Police/Fire Department: 610-759-2200 Philadelphia Fire Department: 215-686-1300 PECO Energy Customer Service: 1-800-494-4000 PECO Energy Emergency (gas or electric): 1-800-841-4141 Philadelphia Gas Works : 215-235-1212 PPL Electric: 1-800-DIAL-PPL (3425775) Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power), Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), (more...)

New Biogas Facility For Philadelphia Water Department

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, EPA Region III Administrator Shawn M. Garvin, Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner Howard Neukrug, Ameresco, Inc., Bank of America and other federal, state and local officials cut the ribbon and toured the new Biogas Cogeneration Facility at the Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant. “This new facility (more...)

A Messy Winter Storm Is Moving Across Pennsylvania

Did you see what is going on outside? The heaviest rain occurs late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. Right before Thanksgiving Day, one of the busiest travel times of the year! According to CBS News, "temperatures struggled to climb out of the 20s, and several cities in the (more...)

Nutter To Accompany Biden On Tour Of Panama Canal Expansion

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that he will join a 2-day tour of the Panama Canal expansion project with Vice President Joe Biden and other government officials. The Panama Canal expansion project will double the capacity of the canal and allow significantly larger ships to call (more...)

Aggressive Growth Plan For Philadelphia-Based UK Company

Expansion plans to bring new jobs to Philadelphia Navy Yard Headquarters Three years after welcoming international energy efficiency service provider, Mark Group, to Philadelphia, Mayor Michael A. Nutter today announced the company’s aggressive plans for growth in the US, including the piloting of a new groundbreaking energy efficiency (more...)

City Officials Host 4th Annual LGBT History Month Celebration

Celebration begins with the raising of the rainbow flag, which will fly for the month of October. Mayor Michael A. Nutter, the Office of LGBT Affairs and the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations hosted the fourth annual Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and (more...)

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