President of Urban Outfitters Is The Winner 2011

MichaeMayor l A. Board of Directors Nutter and The of City Trusts announced that RiPrchard A. Hayne, Co-Founder, Chairman and President of Urban Outfitters, Inc. will receive the 2011 Edward Powell Award.  This honor is presented once every four years
Continue Reading...

Philadelphia:Arts, Culture & The Creative Economy

The Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council (MCAC) yesterday presented Mayor Michael A. Nutter with Creative Philadelphia: A Vision Plan for Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy; a plan that establishes a clear set of goals, objectives and strategies to realize Philadelphia’s vision for a thriving artistic and creative community. The document is (more...)

Porch at 30th Street Station

On Market St., between 30th Street Station and the site of the former US Post Office building a new public space – “The Porch” at 30th Street Station has been open in November. The parking lane along the Market Street side of 30th Station was closed to (more...)

Philly is One of the Nation’s Most Walkable Cities

It’s no secret, walking is stylish right now. As gas prices grow, concern over environmental issues increases daily, people grow more concerned over their fitness, cities become more trendy and populated and so on, walking continues to become a major trend, and why not if it's always fun to take (more...)

To Take Over Raccoon Trapping

Aggressive raccoons are a growing problem in Philadelphia. They are bothering residents, getting into trash, and even chasing after children, City Council said. New bill requires the city to develop a clear policy to allow for the trapping of raccoons. It calls only for the “abatement” of raccoons, not (more...)

Harrisburg Files For Bankruptcy

The capital of the state of Pennsylvania - Harrisburg - has filed for bankruptcy, because faced debts of $300m and could not pay for services. The city council voted 4-3 on to file for bankruptcy. But city's mayor, Linda Thompson challenged the legality of the vote in a news (more...)

Inspector General And FBI Detail Bribery Investigation

A joint investigation conducted by the Philadelphia Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has led to the indictment of a 60 year-old Villanova man on suspicion of bribing a City official. In an attempt to expedite and guarantee the acquisition of a property on (more...)

Federal Fundung For Entrepreneurs And Small Businesses

– Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank, Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen Mills, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, Co-Chairman of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE), celebrated new federal support for innovative entrepreneurs, small businesses, research and commercialization innovation at a (more...)

Wildwood: Wrongly Spending Tax Dollars

Gary DeMarzo, Mayor of Wildwood, and assistant Wildwood municipal attorney, Samuel Lashman, have been indicted for alleged official misconduct. DeMarzo apparently used taxpayer money to pay legal fees for a case against DeMarzo in 2009-10. While the exact dollar amount has not been released, DeMarzo supposedly spent between $200 and $75,000 of (more...)

The Mood of The City

“The Mood of The City”

Pew (Philadelphia Research Initiative) poll relized results of new survey. Based on the survey, Philadelphians are evenly divided (40 percent/39 percent) over whether we’re on the right or wrong track. "This year, 60 % of residents rate their neighborhoods as excellent or good places to live, down from 65 % in (more...)

Splash Fund For Philadelphia Pools

Splash Fund For Philadelphia Pools

Mayor Michael Nutter says that is very important to open and keep open all the city's pools during the summer.. He things, that " pools are an incredible resource for children and adults during hot  summer months in Philadelphia." Just private donations for the second consecutive year, (more...)

Lenfest Plaza For Art Lovers

Lenfest Plaza is the new civic plaza. And the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) was breaking ground on an new public space. A landscape architectural firm OLIN designed Lenfest Plaza - a 24-hour pedestrian court with the outdoor seating and an upscale restaurant. And it should be to (more...)

The City Has Achieved “Budget Stability”

Mayor Nutter said that the city's finances may finally be recovering from the prolonged recession. Nutter went on to say it only happened after the city took many painful steps to fill a $2.5 billion budget deficit in the five-year financial plan. The city had to reduce the size of (more...)

Celebrate The New Year In Elegance

Celebrate the New Year in ELEGANCE Venue Hyatt Regency 201 S. Columbus Blvd Philadelphia PA Date/Time Friday, December 31, 2010 8:30pm to 2am Philadelphia's only premier event on the River next to the Fireworks. T Celebrate the New Year in ELEGANCE Venue Hyatt Regency 201 S. Columbus Blvd Philadelphia PA Date/Time Friday, December 31, 2010 8:30pm to 2am Philadelphia's (more...)

Green Plan 2015 For Philadelphia

Mayor Nutter announced "a bold action plan to transform 500 acres of empty or underused land into publicly accessible green space in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia” over the next five years. The debate over keeping the Fairmount Park system intact versus merging parks with the Recreation Department was often bitter and (more...)