City To Host Hanukkah Celebration On Boathouse Row

  Mayor Jim Kenney, City officials and members of the Jewish community host an event on the first night of Hanukkah, Tuesday, December 12th. MLK Drive will be shut down to traffic between Eakins Oval and Sweet Briar Drive that evening so that attendees can

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Original Love Park Granite Keepsakes to Be Sold Exclusively at Christmas Village

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) announced that for the first time ever it will be selling merchandise at the Christmas Village Information Hut at Love Park for the 2017 Holiday Season. Shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase limited-edition collectibles created using materials sourced from the original landscape of Love Park beginning.  Just (more...)

City and Festival Officials Announce Plans for Wawa Welcome America! Events

Details on entertainment, transportation, parking, security and other activities prior to and on July 4th Philadelphia is rolling out the red-white-and-blue carpet at the Wawa Welcome America! festival with more than 50 events over six days to observe Independence Day, beginning Thursday, June 29 through Tuesday, July 4. Philly is at its finest on the Fourth – from (more...)

Blizzard Takes Aim at Northeastern US, Flights Canceled

VOA A fast-moving winter storm was expected to hit the northeastern United States, forecasters warned on Monday, prompting airlines to cancel thousands of flights and some mayors to order schools to close on Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, with (more...)

City to Declare Snow Emergency in Advance of Storm

With a storm approaching the region, Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis announced that a Snow Emergency will be declared for the City of Philadelphia beginning at 12:01 am on Thursday, February 9. For citizens, a Snow Emergency means all parked cars must be moved (more...)

City Prepares for Republican Congressional Caucus & Presidential Visit

The City and the Philadelphia Parking Authority announce the following changes to service on Thursday. Philadelphians are also encouraged to follow @PhiladelphiaGov on Twitter and to sign up for ReadyPhiladelphia alerts, in order to stay up to date on any late-breaking changes. Road Closures: The following roads will be closed (more...)

Travel & Leisure Names Philadelphia as a Top Travel Destination

In case you missed it, Philadelphia was named one of Travel and Leisure’s 50 best places to Travel in 2017. Travel and Leisure cited diversity in commercial corridors like East Passyunk Avenue and a Mayor fighting to protect inclusive values as reasons for Philadelphia making the list. 50 (more...)

Philadelphia News 21st Multicultural Vendors Event Promotes Local Businesses

The North East of Philadelphia, which presents a lot of different cultures and traditions, became a home for Philadelphia News 21st Multicultural Vendors Event. In dedication of 21st Anniversary of Philadelphia News newspaper, the event took place at Restaurant Samarkand, was free and opens to the public. Families could enjoy food and (more...)

Statement on Extreme Heat & Expected Pool Closures

Mayor Kenney released a statement urging residents to take precautions during the extreme heat expected to occur over the next several days. An excessive heat warning is currently in effect and is expected to last until 9PM on Sunday, August 14. Excessive heat causes
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Philadelphia Prison System Receives Accolades from EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the City of Philadelphia today for its innovative food recovery achievements at the Philadelphia Prison System that include composting 1.35 tons of wasted food each day and saving the city $31,000 each year in landfill fees. The city was among more than 800 governments, businesses (more...)

June 2 National Gun Violence Awareness Day in Philadelphia

Mayor Jim Kenney today joined the Wear Orange campaign (www.WearOrange.org) by declaring June 2 to be National Gun Violence Awareness Day in the City of Philadelphia to honor and remember all victims and survivors of gun violence and to declare that we as a country must do more (more...)

At White’s Request, City to Conduct Traffic Study on Byberry Road

Representative Martina White 170th District Pennsylvania House of Representatives 267.207.0207 dfoster@pahousegop.com www.RepWhite.comwww.facebook.com/RepMartinaWhite The Philadelphia Streets Department has agreed to a request by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) to conduct a traffic study of a section of Byberry Road. White requested the study following the tragic death of a 73-year-old (more...)

Christmas Museum Evokes Memories of Holidays Past

VOA Deborah Block The National Christmas Center brings to mind the joy and memories of Yuletides past. The only Christmas museum in the world is full of nostalgia, and thousands of items, like vintage toys and ornaments. The privately-owned attraction in the small town of Paradise, Pennsylvania is considered one of (more...)

Nutter Kicks Off Philly’s Holiday season at 22nd Annual Tree Lighting Celebration

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City Representative Desiree Peterkin-Bell and other guests turned on thousands of multicolored LED lights of official holiday tree this evening at the City of Philadelphia’s 22nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration inside the City Hall Courtyardin Center City. Mayor Nutter shared the stage at the City Hall Courtyard with a lineup from (more...)

Mayor Nutter Congretulates New Administration Appointees

Mayor Michael A. Nutter issued the following statement regarding the recent appointments by Mayor-elect Jim Kenney of current City officials to positions within the new Administration: “I want to congratulate the men and women who have served in my Administration and who have been chosen by Mayor-elect Kenney to continue serving (more...)

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