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
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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...)

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 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...)

Feedback On Comcast Cable Service For Franchise Renewal Process

In 2015, the City of Philadelphia’s current 15-year cable television franchise agreement with Comcast Cable will expire.  Comcast holds a franchise for each of the four franchise areas in the City, covering all of Philadelphia.  The City of Philadelphia and Comcast have begun the cable franchise renewal process.  (more...)

City Officials Continue Push For Youth Summer Jobs

City officials and WorkReady Philadelphia partners, representing City businesses and non-profit organizations, participated in a call with President Barack H. Obama and mayors from across the United States to highlight the importance of summer and year-round youth employment initiatives and urge businesses, non-profits and cities to invest in these initiatives. In (more...)

Philadelphia Is At a Heightened Level Of Security

“Philadelphia is at a heightened level of security at this point,” said Mayor Michael Nutter on a press conference, that was  held on Monday night. According to CBS News, "Philadelphia police in coordination with Amtrak, SEPTA, Parks & Recreation Department, and the U.S. National Park Service are all on heightened (more...)

“Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust” in PA

State Sen. Mike Stack today presented resolutions to five Holocaust survivors from throughout Pennsylvania during the commonwealth’s annual Holocaust commemoration at the state Capitol. “The atrocities that took place at the hands of the Nazi regime are unfathomable; that these horrifying and tragic moments took place (more...)

The Trail Connects Phila To Mont Co. As Part Of Larger Schuylkill River Trail

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City of Philadelphia officials and federal officials gathered in Northwest Philadelphia to cut the ribbon on the newly constructed Shawmont Trail; officially opening it for public use. The $1.4 million Shawmont Trail project was led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (more...)

Philadelphia’s Population Increases In 2012

Since the 2010 Census was taken, the City of Philadelphia experienced a population growth of .6 percent, an  increase of about 9,040 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. These findings are the result of the 2012 Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program (PEP). “Philadelphia keeps (more...)

“Drive Right, Ride Right, Walk Right” In Philadelphia

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the launch of the City of Philadelphia’s Drive Right, Ride Right, Walk Right campaign to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to keep safe as they move around Philadelphia. Among the messages posted on bus shelters, buses and subways cars across Philadelphia beginning this week are (more...)

Strategic Plan For Callowhill & Chinatown North

Plan reaffirms City’s intentions to build park on viaduct structure. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has adopted a strategic plan for the Callowhill and Chinatown North neighborhoods that includes proposals for new zoning controls, park spaces, and streets to create a more pedestrian-friendly scale in (more...)

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