Mayor Announces Three Upcoming Complete Street Projects

Mayor Kenney and Deputy Managing Director Michael Carroll applaud the approval by City Council of three Complete Streets projects that will increase safety for pedestrians, drivers, and bicyclists. The Race Street Safety Project at Franklin Square, the Torresdale
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Update on Fire at 3rd & Chestnut Streets

Officials with the Department of Licenses and Inspections today provided the following update in the wake of the fire on the 200 block of Chestnut Street. 239 Chestnut Street has been declared imminently dangerous.  The owner of the property has been ordered to remove the fire escape, in order to (more...)

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...)

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...)

UK Hails New Royal Couple as Country Awaits Wedding Details

The engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dominated newspaper front pages and morning news shows in Britain on Tuesday, as royal-watchers awaited details of the couple's spring wedding and royal relatives offered congratulations. The grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and the American actress have announced they will marry in (more...)

More Than 20 Killed in Shooting at Texas Church

VOA News Americans witnessed another mass shooting Sunday, with at least 20 dead and 24 hurt in a church in a small town in Texas. A newspaper report says a two-year old is among the wounded. Worshipers were about half way through a service in at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland (more...)

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...)

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...)

Blizzard Takes Aim at Northeastern US, Flights Canceled

VOA A fast-moving winter storm was expected to hit the northeastern United States, forecasters warned on Monday, prompting airlines to cancel thousands of flights and some mayors to order schools to close on Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, with (more...)

City to Declare Snow Emergency in Advance of Storm

With a storm approaching the region, Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis announced that a Snow Emergency will be declared for the City of Philadelphia beginning at 12:01 am on Thursday, February 9. For citizens, a Snow Emergency means all parked cars must be moved (more...)

City Prepares for Republican Congressional Caucus & Presidential Visit

The City and the Philadelphia Parking Authority announce the following changes to service on Thursday. Philadelphians are also encouraged to follow @PhiladelphiaGov on Twitter and to sign up for ReadyPhiladelphia alerts, in order to stay up to date on any late-breaking changes. Road Closures: The following roads will be closed (more...)

Travel & Leisure Names Philadelphia as a Top Travel Destination

In case you missed it, Philadelphia was named one of Travel and Leisure’s 50 best places to Travel in 2017. Travel and Leisure cited diversity in commercial corridors like East Passyunk Avenue and a Mayor fighting to protect inclusive values as reasons for Philadelphia making the list. 50 (more...)

Jewish Labor Committee Condemns Racist & Anti-Semitic Graffiti in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Jewish Labor Committee released the following statement: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the racist and Anti-Semitic graffiti that recently appeared in South Philadelphia. It is horrifying to see swastikas and other symbols of hate appear in our community, especially in the vibrant multicultural neighborhood where this occurred. (more...)

Philadelphia News 21st Multicultural Vendors Event Promotes Local Businesses

The North East of Philadelphia, which presents a lot of different cultures and traditions, became a home for Philadelphia News 21st Multicultural Vendors Event. In dedication of 21st Anniversary of Philadelphia News newspaper, the event took place at Restaurant Samarkand, was free and opens to the public. Families could enjoy food and (more...)

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