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
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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...)

Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane on Mars

Data from NASA’s Curiosity rover has revealed the Martian environment lacks methane. This is a surprise to researchers because previous data reported by U.S. and international scientists indicated positive detections. The roving laboratory performed extensive tests to search for traces of Martian methane. Whether the Martian atmosphere (more...)

Philadelphia Metro Area Household Income at $60.105 in 2012

Philadelphia Metro Area’s Household Income at $60,105 in 2012, American Community Survey Shows The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that the Philadelphia metro area’s median household income, poverty rate and uninsured rate were not statistically different from the year before. According to the 2012 American Community Survey, the (more...)

National Preparedness Month

Since 2004, our country has observed National Preparedness Month in September. Both the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security have focused their efforts on making sure that you are prepared for emergencies, including natural disasters, home fires, pandemics and potential terrorist activities. In the event that (more...)

Stack Urges SEPTA Riders to Make 2015 Route Changes, Suggestions

Commuters who ride SEPTA are running out of time to propose route changes or make suggestions, Sen. Mike Stack said. The transportation authority is seeking proposals for its 2015 fiscal year. The deadline for making them is Aug. 31. “This is a great opportunity to tell SEPTA what you think they could (more...)

Mural Feedback Summarized

Thank you everybody for the great discussion about proposed First Community Mural. 26 people made 175 comments in less than two weeks expressed their opinions and ideas on both Philadelphia News website and Russian Philly parents group on Facebook. We wanted to make sure that valuable ideas expressed will (more...)

FOP Names Section of I-95 After 2 Philly Officers Killed in Line of Duty

Honoring the memories of two Philadelphia Highway Patrol officers killed along a 12-mile stretch of I-95 – nearly 30 years apart – Sen. Mike Stack, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and the Fraternal Order of Police dedicated that part of the interstate as the “Officers O’Hanlon and (more...)

Kane Urged to Drop Unsupportable Prosecution of Woman for Death of Elderly

Group Says Case is Violation of Dying Father’s Constitutional Right to Adequate Pain Relief Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane should drop an unsupportable assisted suicide case against a woman who was present when her 93-year-old, terminally ill father ingested morphine to relieve his pain and later died, said the (more...)

The Storm Has Caused Delays at Philadelphia International Airport

Sunday’s storm has caused delays at Philadelphia International Airport. According to Fox news, "major storms caused flooding, and knocked out the power at Terminal A East, affecting US Airways and American flights. A staffer says the power was down for four and a half hours". More (more...)

“Conversations With…” NGO Leaders From Belarus

On Monday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m. -  "Conversations With..." Panel Discussion & Reception with ten Belorussians who are in Philadelphia participating in the Community Connections Program, "The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in the Resolution of Social Issues." IVC - the International Visitors Council of Philadelphia - was selected to administer this U. (more...)