$375,000 Donation For Workready Summer Jobs From Goldman Sachs Gives

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, joined by Goldman Sachs Executive Vice President John F.W. Rogers and Philadelphia Youth Network President and CEO Stacy Holland, announced a $375,000 donation from Goldman Sachs Gives, the firm’s donor-advised fund, to
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City Of Philadelphia Posts Collapse-Related Documents Online

In response to numerous requests for documents regarding 2132, 2134, 2136-38 and 2140 Market Street and the building collapse that occurred on June 5, 2013, the City has begun to post collapse-related documents on its website.  The posted records consist of files from the Department of Licenses & Inspections, records (more...)

Philly Ranked 3rd Most Generous City, According to Dating-Auction Survey

A survey conducted by WhatsYourPrice.com ranked the most generous cities in America according to average first-date offer. While the average accepted first-date price is $80 on the site, Philadelphia is home to some of this year’s most generous daters. The average cost for their shot at love? $199. WhatsYourPrice.com released its (more...)

NASA to Beam Data from Space with Laser

NASA will use the International Space Station to test a new communications technology that could dramatically improve spacecraft communications, enhance commercial missions and strengthen transmission of scientific data. The Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) could improve NASA’s data rates for communications with future spacecraft by a (more...)

Polar-Orbiting Weather Satellite on Track for 2017 Launch

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System recently completed two key reviews at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and is continuing a steady, on-schedule and on-budget march toward the 2017 launch of JPSS-1, the second in a series of next-generation polar-orbiting weather satellites. “Completing (more...)

How a Quiet Pennsylvania Town Changed U.S. History in 1863

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer From July 1 to July 3, Americans are marking the 150th anniversary of what is arguably the most historically pivotal and symbolic battle of the country’s bloody 1861–1865 Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg. In 1863 the small college town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, became the (more...)

First Mural In Northeast Philadelphia

This is the area where the majority of the Russian-speaking population (about 220,000 people) resides.  It is a very nice and convenient place for living.  There are a lot of Russian-owned businesses in the area: numerous restaurants, doctors’ offices, body shops, adult day cares, etc. But at (more...)

Inspector Ronald Wagenhoffer “Did Nothing Wrong”

Inspector  Ronald Wagenhoffer, 52, at the site of the fatal building collapse in Philadelphia was found in his pick-up truck. He dead of a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. The building collapsed on Market Street, killing six people and injuring 13. Ronald Wagenhoffer was a 16-year (more...)

Rover Heads for New Destination in Mars Exploration

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The rover Curiosity and the scientific instruments of the Mars Space Laboratory (MSL) have been tested and proven in the last nine months. Now NASA points the rover in a new direction, heading for a mountain about 8 kilometers away. Scientists think there’s a lot (more...)

After A Building Collapse In Philadelphia

To ensure the safety of all citizens of the City of Philadelphia, the Department of Licenses and Inspections has performed proactive inspections of multiple private construction and demolition sites in response to the June 5, 2013 building collapse at 2136-38 Market Street. “The Department of Licenses and Inspections is (more...)

A Building Collapsed In The Center City of Philadelphia

" One woman has died and 13 people have been hurt after a building collapsed in the centre of the US city of Philadelphia," according to NBC News. The collapse happened at 2140 Market Street around 10:40 a.m. A four-storey building fell down, which housed a Salvation Army Thrift Store. (more...)

Mayor Nutter Signs Bill On LGBT Rights

Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed Bill No. 130224, legislation focused on strengthening and expanding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. The legislation provides the first Equality Tax Credit in the nation, which will provide a credit to employers who offer health benefits to same-sex couples, life partners (more...)

Mayor Nutter Leads Annual Bike To Work Day

The City of Philadelphia celebrated Bike to Work Day with a bike ride down the Ben Franklin Parkway this morning. Mayor Michael A. Nutter led the ride, as he has done every year during his tenure as Mayor. “I’m thrilled once again to lead Bike to Work (more...)

EPA Grant To Reuse Of The Land Alonging The Frankford Creek

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the City of Philadelphia as one of 20 communities to receive a grant to conduct a planning study to guide the cleanup and reactivation of brownfield land. A $200,000 grant to Philadelphia will fund a study for a four-square-mile (more...)

Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Was Sentenced to Life In Prison

Kermit Gosnell, Philadelphia abortion doctor, was convicted on May 14, 2013. As part of a deal with prosecutors in which Gosnell waived his rights to appeal his conviction, the court sentenced Gosnell to life in prison without the possibility of parole for (more...)

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