Philadelphia Files Suit Against Prescription Opioid Manufacturers 

Suit Seeks to Halt Deceptive Marketing Practices and Pay Treatment Costs for Residents Suffering from Opioid Addiction 

Following years of deceptive marketing of prescription opioids that have created an unprecedented public health crisis, the City of Philadelphia today filed a lawsuit against
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City Officials Announce Snow Emergency Effective at Midnight

With a storm approaching, Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis announced that a Snow Emergency will be declared for the City of Philadelphia beginning at 12:01 am on Thursday, January 4. For citizens, a Snow Emergency means all parked cars must be moved off Snow Emergency routes for (more...)

How America Rings in The New Year

By Mary Jane Maxwell Many Americans mark the new year with parties with friends and family. Celebrations generally go on past midnight into January 1 (New Year’s Day). Here’s a look at some New Year’s Eve traditions in America.

Times Square ball drop

An estimated 1 million people venture to Times Square in (more...)

City To Host Hanukkah Celebration On Boathouse Row

  Mayor Jim Kenney, City officials and members of the Jewish community host an event on the first night of Hanukkah, Tuesday, December 12th. MLK Drive will be shut down to traffic between Eakins Oval and Sweet Briar Drive that evening so that attendees can park in the Fairmount neighborhood and walk to the gathering

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Original Love Park Granite Keepsakes to Be Sold Exclusively at Christmas Village

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) announced that for the first time ever it will be selling merchandise at the Christmas Village Information Hut at Love Park for the 2017 Holiday Season. Shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase limited-edition collectibles created using materials sourced from the original landscape of Love Park beginning.  Just (more...)

Youth Homelessness in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is home to at least 569 youth ages 13 to 25 who were counted as being homeless and unaccompanied on a single night in August 2016. Of this number, about 28%  had ever been in foster care, the juvenile justice system or both; 70% are African American; 78% graduated (more...)

37th Annual Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

 Some very special guests are packing their bags to visit Philadelphia for the 37th Annual Philadelphai Jewish Film Festival And with 35 films set to screen in 12 venues over 12 days in November (the 4th to the 19th -- save the dates!), we're busily booking directors, stars, film subjects, experts, (more...)

Philly: New Home for Amazon

  Mayor Kenney spoke at a gathering hosted by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and thanked the diverse coalition that made the Philadelphia region’s bid for Amazon HQ2 possible. In a little over a month, a large, varied group of Philadelphia-area residents and leaders rallied to support this bid, which showcases the (more...)

Philly Free Streets Announces New Sponsor, Programs, and More!

Preparations for this month’s Philly Free Streets are gearing up, with new programming, a new sponsor, and growing excitement in the neighborhoods along the 7-mile round trip car-free route.On Saturday, October 28, from 8am to 1pm, people will be invited to walk, bike, or
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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 selected via crowd-sourcing through an online poll. The first ten bikes (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra Makes Music and Friends in China

By ShareAmerica Photo - (Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra) China is almost a second home for the Philadelphia Orchestra. It was the first American orchestra to perform in the People’s Republic of China, at the special request of President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, nearly 45 years ago. Its 2017 tour of Asia brought the orchestra (more...)

City and Festival Officials Announce Plans for Wawa Welcome America! Events

Details on entertainment, transportation, parking, security and other activities prior to and on July 4th Philadelphia is rolling out the red-white-and-blue carpet at the Wawa Welcome America! festival with more than 50 events over six days to observe Independence Day, beginning Thursday, June 29 through Tuesday, July 4. Philly is at its finest on the Fourth – from (more...)

Totalny Diktant In Philadelphia

For the first time Totalny Diktant in the Russian language takes place in Philadelphia on April 8, 2017 at 15:30, at South Philadelphia Library (700 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145-2392) . dictation" 
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Iconic LOVE Sculpture to be Temporarily Removed for Conservation

The City of Philadelphia’s Public Art Program will manage the removal and restoration of the iconic artist Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture (1976) before it is returned to its permanent home on John F. Kennedy Plaza, also affectionately known by Philadelphians as LOVE Park. The LOVE sculpture will return to its original home, JFK Plaza (more...)

ICYMI: Philadelphia’s Legal Community Partners to Form ‘Take Action Philly’

The Philadelphia Bar Association, with the support of the City of Philadelphia and a number of prominent non-profit legal aid organizations, announced last week that it has formed Take Action Philly (TAP) – an initiative uniting lawyers, government, community organizations and residents to protect and assist some of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable residents.  The (more...)

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