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
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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...)

Philadelphia: Traffic Signals Freezing Up In the Cold

A major snowstorm rolled across the northeastern United States, shut down state and federal governments, closed schools and snarled air travel in its path. Winter storm warnings and advisories were in place from the central Appalachian Mountains north to southern New England, the National (more...)

PGW Reached No-Fault Agreement With Danella Companies

The City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Gas Works reached a no-fault agreement with Danella Companies, Inc., a PGW contractor, as a result of an Office of the Inspector General investigation into all PGW and City paving contracts.  Danella Companies, Inc. (Danella) agreed to pay more than $2 million to (more...)

City Of Philadelphia Responds To Bitterly Cold Weather

The City of Philadelphia prepared for the frigid weather today and expected tomorrow with a coordinated response across City departments. “Over the next few days, as we deal with the blustery, freezing weather together, I want to encourage citizens to stay indoors – wherever you may be - limit your exposure (more...)

First Major Snowstorm Of 2014 in Philadelphia

A winter storm has blanketed parts of Canada and the north-eastern US, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, with up to 2ft (61cm) of snow. VOA News reported: "Residents in the northeastern United States are digging out their homes and vehicles after the first major snowstorm (more...)

A Large Winter Storm Has Blanketed The Philadelphia Area

The storm across the U.S. was leading to a " number of accidents, including a fatal crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Morgantown that led to a series of fender-benders involving 50 cars that stranded some motorists for up to seven hours. More than two dozen (more...)

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 (3425775) Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power), Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), (more...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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