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
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“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...)

The Winter Storm Is Arriving In Pennsylvania

According to Fox News, "rain, strong wind gusts of up to 60 miles-per-hour and snow are all expected to be part of a storm set to arrive in our area overnight. Winter storm watches go in effect Wednesday afternoon for several counties, while a winter storm warning (more...)

Record Year for Traveling to U.S.

These tourists visiting Fiesta San Antonio in April 2012 were part of a surge. Travel and tourism to the United States hit a record $168.1 billion in 2012, an increase of more than 9 percent from 2011. “The Obama administration is committed to support these positive trends by (more...)

Winter Storm Is Coming To Philadelphia

Did you buy shovels, sleds, skis or snow blowers? It is looks like we should use them on these weekend. According to news agencies, "impressive snowfall totals are likely with the Nor’easter heading here overnight and thru the morning hours on Friday." Friday will be rainy & windy, with a (more...)

The Mummers Viewers’ Choice Winner Is…

PHL17 and SugarHouse Casino are proud to announce this year’s 2013 SugarHouse Casino Viewers’ Choice Winners. Congratulations go out to the South Philly Vikings Fancy Brigade for their performance of “R U Game?” and (more...)

Population In the Center City of Philadelphia Is Growing

Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corp. released a report, which shows that population in the Center City of Philadelphia is growing. According to CBS News, "lured by jobs, city amenities and the ability to get around without a car, more people are living in Center City, resulting (more...)

Philadelphia Water Rates Go Up In 2013

According to CBS News, " Philadelphia’s water commissioner has set new water, sewer and stormwater rates that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013". Rates rise on 17.5% over three years. This settlement between the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and Community Legal Services (CLS) — the public advocate appointed to (more...)

Free Saturday Parking for Holiday Shoppers In Center City of Philadelphia

“The Philadelphia Parking Authority is pleased to join with Mayor Michael Nutter and be a part of spreading the holiday joy and encouraging shoppers to patronize local merchants during the holidays,” , PPA Executive Director Vince Fenerty said. He announced that, “to support holiday shopping, meter parking city wide will (more...)

Improvement Project on City’s Only State Park Commences is Groundbreaking

State Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Brendan Boyle today joined the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to break ground on the much-anticipated improvement project at Benjamin Rush State Park, the city’s only state park. “This city prides itself on the many parks that touch (more...)

Philadelphia Officials Reopen 40th Street Bridge

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the new 40th street bridge, south of Girard Avenue, will re-open to traffic one month ahead of schedule following a noon ribbon cutting ceremony.  Mayor Nutter was joined by Councilwoman Blackwell, Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities Rina (more...)

Hughes Questions Proposal to Privatize Lottery Management

The Gov. Corbett administration is taking bids from private groups interested in managing the Pennsylvania Lottery. The governor's office announced last April it was looking to turn over part of the Lottery to a private manager. But not everyone in Harrisburg thinks the same way. “The Pennsylvania (more...)

Philadelphia – One Of Top 20 Finalists In Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge

Philadelphia’s idea selected from more than 300 submissions to compete for $5 million grand prize Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Philadelphia has been selected as a finalist for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge, a competition created to inspire American cities to generate innovative (more...)

Food Resource Guide For Older Adults of Greater Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia, in partnership with the Mayor’s Commission on Aging and the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, has released a resource guide for older Philadelphians to reduce senior hunger across the Greater Philadelphia area.  The resource guide was created with support from the Mayor’s (more...)

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