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
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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...)

Philadelphia Reports For Third Year Of Energy Benchmarking

The City of Philadelphia announced the results of energy and water usage reporting for nearly 2,000 of Philadelphia’s largest buildings, marking the conclusion of the third year of the City’s energy benchmarking program. Energy benchmarking allows building owners to easily compare their facility’s energy performance to peers locally and (more...)

HOPE Awards Launched in Philadelphia to Celebrate Good Deeds

The HEROES OF PHILADELPHIA AWARDS a/k/a THE HOPS were launched last month. The awards are about recognizing the local men, women and young people whose good deeds and hearts of gold make Philadelphia the wonderful city that it is.

Each month a Local Hero will be given

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Philadelphia Named First World Heritage City In The United States

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Commerce Director, and the Global Philadelphia Association announced that the City of Philadelphia has become the first World Heritage City in the United States, formally receiving the designation this evening through a vote taken by the XIII World (more...)

Philadelphia Metro Area Uninsured Rate Down from 2013

The Philadelphia metro area’s 2014 rate of those without health insurance decreased from 2013, according to new statistics released today from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the nation’s most comprehensive data source on American households. “Health insurance is just one of many topics included in the American Community Survey that allows policymakers (more...)

Hero Thrill Show Extravaganza Helps Families Of Fallen Police

A thrill a minute... Spectators will experience the thrill of a lifetime at the 61st Annual Philadelphia Hero Thrill Show on Saturday October 10 at noon outside the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., in South Philadelphia. Thrill Show President/CEO Jimmy Binns, an attorney, Darby Township Highway will lead an (more...)

Rocky’s Philadelphia: How The City Has Changed From 1976 To 2015

ROCKY’S PHILADELPHIA: HOW THE CITY HAS CHANGED FROM 1976 TO 2015 WHEN NEWEST ROCKY FILM DEBUTS IN THEATERS Striking Differences In The Skyline, Benjamin Franklin Parkway & More Beloved boxer Rocky Balboa might be surprised if he ran up the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps today and turned around, arms raised (more...)

Phlash Is Back With A Service Period And Expended Route

Philadelphia’s residents and visitors found purple buses on the roads again.  That’s right, the Philly PHLASH is back and kicking off the season. PHLASH, which is managed by the Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC), will operate a seven-day-a-week service through September 7, 2015, with a Friday through Sunday schedule beginning on September 11 through November (more...)

Amtrak Train Crash: 7 Dead, More Than 200 Injured

At least seven people were killed and over 200 people hurt after an Amtrak Northeast Regional train en route from Washington to New York, carrying 238 passengers and five crew members, derailed and rolled onto its side in Port Richmond, near Philadelphia Tuesday night. According to VOA, " an (more...)

City Of Philadelphia Announces Snow Emergency

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that a snow emergency will be declared for the City of Philadelphia beginning at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. For citizens, a snow emergency means all parked cars must be moved off snow emergency routes for plowing.  When relocating your car, park as far from the corner of the (more...)

The City of Philadelphia Declared a Snow Emergency

The city of Philadelphia declared a snow emergency on Monday as a large winter storm approaches the Philly. Mayer Nutter said winds gusting to 30 mph and temperatures plunging into the teens or low 20s. City officials reported, that " Philadelphia public and parochial schools will be closed on Tuesday, January (more...)

City Offices Closed & Services Curtailed For Christmas & New Year’s Day

All City of Philadelphia offices will be closed and City services curtailed on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014 and New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015 -- both legal holidays. Streets Commissioner David J. Perri reminds residents that trash and recycling (more...)

Make Travel To &Through The Region Easy & Convenient

VISIT PHILADELPHIA has teamed up with Zipcar to encourage quick and easy trips—Ziptrips—to the Philadelphia suburbs. Running now through spring 2015 as part of VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s Towns of the Philadelphia Countryside campaign, the partnership includes advertising, web promotion, social media, events and giveaways—all touting the ease and excitement that comes with exploring (more...)

Nutter & HUD Secretary Castro Tour Philadelphia Promise Zone

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Julián Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, toured Philadelphia’s Promise Zone in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia.   The tour highlighted redevelopment already underway in Mantua and featured three stops: the Mount Vernon Manor Apartments, the People’s Emergency (more...)

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