Philadelphia’s Indego Bike Share Program Has Teamed up With the Barnes Foundation

CREDIT: M. FISCHETTI FOR VISIT PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia’s Indego Bike Share program has teamed up with the Barnes Foundation for an aesthetic addition to the popular program: Barnes Foundation paintings will be featured on 20 bikes over the next year featuring artwork
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Cause of New Jersey Train Wreck Still Unclear

Investigators continue to examine a black box recorder recovered from the train that smashed through a Hoboken, New Jersey, station at the height of Thursday's morning rush hour, killing one woman and injuring more than other 100 people. The cause of the crash is still unknown, though the recorder, recovered late (more...)

2016 List of Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania Revealed

76 Small to Medium Sized Companies and 24 Large Companies Make the Cut The alphabetical list of the 100 companies in Pennsylvania to win a designation as a “Best Place to Work” has been revealed. This year’s list represents 30,256 employees of 76 small to medium sized companies and 24 large (more...)

A Bridge Too Far?

State Rep. Robert F. "Rob" Matzie D-Beaver/Allegheny www.pahouse.com/Matzie It’s a yearly occurrence for drivers in Pennsylvania. You fill out your vehicle registration card, include payment, and wait to receive your sticker. Or maybe you need to renew a license or transfer a vehicle title. These are straightforward PennDOT transactions that number (more...)

Pope Billboards Build Excitement For Papal Visit

VISIT PHILADELPHIA® Uses With Love Campaign To Welcome World Meeting of Families And The Pope Four area billboards featuring larger-than-life images of Pope Francis welcome the pope and pilgrims to Philadelphia for World Meeting of Families and the papal visit. The creative ads are part of VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s With Love, (more...)

Editor’s Death Prompts Reflections on Importance of Journalism

The death of Ben Bradlee, the tenacious and hard-driving leader of the Washington Post newsroom for 26 years, triggered reflections not only on the life of the man but also on the important role that a free press plays in holding government accountable. “For Benjamin Bradlee, journalism was more than a profession (more...)

Local Man Inspires the Nation from Philly and Beyond

“He has provided hope and passion to others battling FA, along with their families; giving them the ride of their lives.” When people are around Kyle Bryant for even a few minutes, they seem to immediately get a sense of warmth and closeness. Bryant, a down-to-earth, kind, humorous and (more...)

Nutter Opened Nominations For The Richardson Dilworth Award For Distinguished Public Service

Unveils two new categories honoring Customer Service and Innovation in Government. Nominations due November 14, 2014. Mayor Michael A. Nutter opened the nomination period for the fourth annual Richardson Dilworth Award for Distinguished Public Service. The Richardson Dilworth Award honors distinguished City employees for exemplary public service (more...)

Federal Lawsuit Challenges Philadelphia’s Civil Forfeiture Machine

City law enforcement officials seize property and deprive innocent residents of their constitutional rights on an unprecedented scale Key Facts: - Philadelphia uses civil forfeiture to seize almost $6 million each year from residents. - It brings in 2x as much forfeiture revenue as Brooklyn, N.Y. and Los Angeles County combined. - (more...)

70 Year Anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg’s Arrival in Budapest

By: Nora Gutekanst Photo -video credit, Dov\Shmuel Lenchevsky July 9th marked the 70 year anniversary to the day of Raoul Wallenberg's arrival in Budapest in 1944 to begin a rescue mission that would result in his saving 100,000 Jewish lives. It was exactly on that day as the Congressional Gold Medal was (more...)

City Of Philadelphia Opens BenePhilly Centers

Provides benefits access assistance to low-income Philadelphians. Eva Gladstein participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the public opening for the BenePhilly Center located at Philadelphia FIGHT.  This ceremony marked the official opening of six benefits access locations across the City, which works with low-income Philadelphians to (more...)

Pennsylvania Ranks 15th Highest for Insurance Coverage

We know rates of uninsured vary dramatically across states. Yet following the implementation of ACA/Obamacare, there’s been a lot of talk but not a lot of real information consumers can use to compare states by insurance coverage rates. To provide consumers with this critical information, today WalletHub released its (more...)

Stack Bills Would Reform Marijuana Laws, Reduce Costs

At a news conference in the state Capitol, state Sen. Mike Stack discussed two new bills intended to reform marijuana laws to curb the unintended consequences that drain local budgets and waste law enforcement resources. “Beyond the financial cost, our antiquated marijuana laws clog our criminal justice system and consume time (more...)

Fastest-Growing Counties in Pennsylvania

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today on where the heaviest population growth in Pennsylvania was concentrated last year The fastest-growing county in Pennsylvania between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2013, was Cumberland whose population rose 0.9 percent over the period. Cumberland county was followed by Lancaster county (0.6 percent), Chester (more...)

Migration Data Detail Specific County-to-County Moves

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today on five of the top counties where residents of Philadelphia were most likely to have moved from and to over a one-year period between 2007 and 2011. Among Philadelphia’s residents, 55,370, or 3.7 percent, lived in a different county one year earlier. Among the (more...)

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