Highlights Renovations To Be Made Along Germantown Ave.

Mayor Michael A. Nutter visited three redevelopment projects along Germantown Avenue to highlight smart investments being made in neighborhoods across Philadelphia.  The projects are funded by the Department of Commerce and the Office
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Amtrak Improvement Plan For Northeast Corridor

According to CBS News, Amtrak is out with a new capital investment plan for the Northeast Corridor , which merges years of work on improving existing service with a bold vision for the next four decades that could include an airport stop and a tunnel in Philadelphia. Amtrak (more...)

16th Annual Philly Fringe

Tickets are now on sale for the 16th annual Philly Fringe, which runs in conjunction with the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival from September 7 – 22. The 2012 Fringe submissions reflect new trends in partnerships, longer runs and several groups presenting multiple shows. More than 650 performances from 140 artists (more...)

Cheesecake War: Philly vs NYC!

‘CESCA New York, NY Slugs it Out Again with Davio’s Philadelphia, PA to Determine Which City Has the Best Cheesecake! “You know what they call cheesecake in Italy? ‘Philadelphia!’ It’s time to finally decide which cheesecake takes the cake- Philadelphia or New York,” said Ettore Ceraso, General Manager of Davio’s (more...)

Teva: To Be Or Not to Be in Northeast Philadelphia

Teva Pharmaceuticals, an Israel-based international company that develops and sells generic and proprietary drugs, planned construction of a $300 million to build new warehouse and distribution facility in Northeast Philadelphia, on the site of the former Island Green Golf Course on Red Lion Road near the (more...)

Philadelphia As Recipient Of Tiger IV Grant

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Philadelphia has been named a recipient of a TIGER IV Grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The $12.8 million award will be used to refurbish the SEPTA Wayne Junction Substation though a partnership between the City, SEPTA and PENNDOT. The station was built (more...)

Rebuild FDR Park Playground, $11 000 Reward For Information

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced plans to rebuild the playground in Franklin D. Roosevelt Park.  The state-of-the art, $306,000 facility, recently completed in October 2011 using funds from the City of Philadelphia’s capital budget and the FDR Park Trust, was set ablaze late Sunday evening by vandals. “When I learned about (more...)

City’s Only Bike Rental Service In Fairmount Park

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy hosted a grand opening ceremony for Wheel Fun Rentals, the only bike rental service in the city’s park system. Wheel Fun Rentals, America’s premier recreation rental company, is working with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to offer a (more...)

Lardner’s Point Park: A New Beginning In Northeast

Local redevelopment – from Main Street improvements, to rebuilding commercial corridors, to creating recreational open space—is among the strongest economic forces in our country. Our long-term recovery is dependent on stimulating local economic growth, and that is why I have made improving the neighborhoods of Southeastern Pennsylvania one of my top (more...)

Speed Limit Could Get 70 MPH On Some Sections of Pennsylvania Turnpike

New bill would allow for a 70-mph speed limit on some areas, as they are already permitted to make the speed limit 65 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Now there is 55 mph as the “default” speed limit. New measure had approved by the House Transportation Committee. CBS News said, that "some (more...)

Halloween in May? YES !

Halloween in May ?  YES ! Annual National Hallow, Horror, Haunted House & Hearse Convention!! Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Pennsylvania May 4th - May 6th, 2012 http://www.HalloweenShow.com Over 200 vendor booths to purchase product NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES !! (For example, let's say you needed a prop of "A dead (more...)

Best Ideas For the Philadelphia Arts Receive $2.76 Million

Thirty-five ideas for the arts in Philadelphia will receive $2.76 million as winners of the 2012 Knight Arts Challenge. Now in it second year, the community-wide challenge funds the best ideas for engaging and enriching Philadelphia through the arts. Emerging from more than 1,260 submissions, the 2012 winners represent (more...)

$2 Billion Investment For The Green City

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, joined by U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz and city and federal officials, signed an agreement that represents a $2 billion investment in Philadelphia green infrastructure during an event at the Fairmount Water Works. Over the next (more...)

Firefighters Were Killed When Walls Collapsed

According to CBS News, two Philadelphia firefighters were killed on Monday, while battling a big warehouse fire in Kensington early morning. Three others were injured. According to a statement released by the firefighters’ union, Neary was 59 years old. He had 38 years with the Philadelphia Fire (more...)

E-Lane: Sidewalk Space for Distracted Pedestrians

First of its kind transportation innovation provides safe space for Philadelphia’s busiest pedestrians A trailblazing breakthrough in safety and convenience is now painted on the 1400 block of JFK Blvd. Across the street from Philadelphia’s majestic City Hall and in the shadow of the great seal of Philadelphia that hangs from (more...)

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