Philadelphia Awarded $30 Million Neighborhood Grant

Grant will help neighborhood implement North Central Philadelphia’s transformation plan to create jobs, housing and opportunities for residents. Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Philadelphia was awarded a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant by the United States Department
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Israeli And Palestinian Supporters Rally In Philadelphia

" More than 630 Palestinians and about 35 Israelis have died in the conflict in Gaza, and today protesters for both sides rallied in Center City Philadelphia in an effort to raise support for their efforts:, CBS News reported. " Dozens of protestors (more...)

Israeli And Palestinian Supporters Rally In Philadelphia

" More than 630 Palestinians and about 35 Israelis have died in the conflict in Gaza, and today protesters for both sides rallied in Center City Philadelphia in an effort to raise support for their efforts:, CBS News reported. " Dozens of protestors supporting Palestine stood (more...)

Wawa Welcome America! Festival on July 4th

City and Wawa Welcome America! officials announce plans for Wawa Welcome America! festival on July 4th Details on event activities, transportation, parking, security and more. Philadelphia is rolling out the red-white-and-blue carpet to residents and visitors at the ongoing Wawa Welcome America! festival, as it approaches its grand finale on July 4th. (more...)

Philadelphia Throws A Week-Long Fourth Of July Party

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™ Philadelphia, the birthplace of independence, is celebrating the Fourth of July in a big way. From the start of the annual Wawa Welcome America! festival on June 28 to the Independence National Historical Park Service’s reading of the Declaration of (more...)

Exhibition Unveils New Master Plan Designed By Frank Gehry

Special Exhibition Unveils New Master Plan Designed By Frank Gehry For The Renovation And Expansion Of The Philadelphia Museum Of Art On July 1, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will unveil the comprehensive plan that Frank Gehry has created for the renovation and expansion of its home on the Benjamin (more...)

James Beard Foundation Recognizes Two People From Philadelphia

Marc Vetri has been nominated for 2014 James Beard Foundation awards for Outstanding Chef and for Outstanding Service for his restaurant, Vetri, in Philadelphia. Designers David Whipple and Josh Otto, of Assimilation Design Lab LLC and Otto Architects LLC, have been nominated for a 2014 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant (more...)

Mayor Nutter’s Remarks To The Pontifical Council For The Family

Mayor Michael A. Nutter addressed the Pontifical Council for the Family in Rome.  His remarks are as follows: “I’d like to recognize Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, Bishop Jean Lafitte, Monsignor Carlos Simón Vázquez, leaders of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Bishop John McIntyre, Father Bill Donovan, (more...)

Grand Opening Of New, Executive Club Floor

The Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center is celebrating the grand opening of its new, Executive Club Floor on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A ribbon cutting ceremony  and press reception will take place at the hotel Tuesday featuring the hotel’s owner, Steve Lam and general manager Kenny Lam, followed (more...)

Building Stronger Communities in a Stronger Pennsylvania

Job creation and economic progress require strong communities, and nobody recognizes that more than Governor Corbett. The governor’s budget continues to support funding increases in previous years to support communities and local governments. Since Gov. Corbett took office, the Act 47 revolving fund has been replenished, and we are now budgeting (more...)

PECO Restoring Service After Worst Storm in Company History

Crews working to restore service to approximately 623,000 customers PECO has actively been working to restore power to thousands of customers impacted by the winter storm, which brought a mix of snow, ice and freezing rain to the region. The storm caused extensive damage to trees, tree limbs (more...)

Groundhog Predicts: “Six More Weeks of Winter it Shall Be”

Do you know what happen in Punxsutawneyon, PA on February 2, Super Bowl and Groundhog Day?  Weather prognosticator Phil saw his shadow. It means there will be six more weeks of winter. Legend has it that if the groundhog sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will (more...)

Snowfall in Philadelphia And The Surrounding Area

How do you like the global warming on the American and European continents, that felt this winter. Such warming that people freeze, unable to go out and die in car accidents on slippery ice roads. However, we are more lucky than the residents of Russian cities, that should survive at temperatures (more...)

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 to discuss the economy, jobs, innovation, transportation and the continued (more...)

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...)

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