Free Saturday Parking for Holiday Shoppers In Center City of Philadelphia

“The Philadelphia Parking Authority is pleased to join with Mayor Michael Nutter and be a part of spreading the holiday joy and encouraging shoppers to patronize local merchants during the holidays,” , PPA Executive Director Vince Fenerty said. He announced
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Improvement Project on City’s Only State Park Commences is Groundbreaking

State Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Brendan Boyle today joined the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to break ground on the much-anticipated improvement project at Benjamin Rush State Park, the city’s only state park. “This city prides itself on the many parks that touch (more...)

Philadelphia Officials Reopen 40th Street Bridge

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the new 40th street bridge, south of Girard Avenue, will re-open to traffic one month ahead of schedule following a noon ribbon cutting ceremony.  Mayor Nutter was joined by Councilwoman Blackwell, Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities Rina (more...)

Re-Elected House Republican Majority Chooses 2013-14 Leadership Team

By acclimation, Smith elected caucus-designee for Speaker and Turzai elected Majority Leader The 111 members of the incoming Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus once again elected Rep. Sam Smith (R-Punxsutawney) as their choice for speaker of the House and Rep. Mike Turzai as majority leader for the 2013-14 legislative (more...)

Hughes Questions Proposal to Privatize Lottery Management

The Gov. Corbett administration is taking bids from private groups interested in managing the Pennsylvania Lottery. The governor's office announced last April it was looking to turn over part of the Lottery to a private manager. But not everyone in Harrisburg thinks the same way. “The Pennsylvania (more...)

Philadelphia – One Of Top 20 Finalists In Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge

Philadelphia’s idea selected from more than 300 submissions to compete for $5 million grand prize Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Philadelphia has been selected as a finalist for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge, a competition created to inspire American cities to generate innovative (more...)

Food Resource Guide For Older Adults of Greater Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia, in partnership with the Mayor’s Commission on Aging and the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, has released a resource guide for older Philadelphians to reduce senior hunger across the Greater Philadelphia area.  The resource guide was created with support from the Mayor’s (more...)

Mitt Romney Is Coming to Bucks County On Sunday

Mitt Romney is planning a campaign stop Sunday in Bucks County, 5:15 p.m., at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley. To get a ticket, go to www.philly.com/PA or call (717) 746-8098. The address of the farm is 931 Stoney Hill Road, in Lower Makefield Township, Pa.
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Hurricane Sandy: Pennsylvania “dodged a bullet”, Corbet said

Gov. Corbett said that comparatively speaking, Pennsylvania "dodged a bullet". “For Pennsylvania, it was probably not as bad as it could have been,” Corbett said. “But for New Jersey and New York, it was certainly pretty bad. I would say, preliminarily right now, (more...)

FDA & Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy Preps Continued

The American Red Cross   has its shelter supply trucks in place and is ready to open a dozen shelters in the region on Sunday. Find out more about being prepared for a hurricane The shelter locations and opening times are as follows: Unless otherwise noted, (more...)

Hurricane Sandy: States of Emergency In Pennsylvania

According to the media, Hurricane Sandy has killed nearly 60 people across the Caribbean and now is moving to the East Coast of US. States of emergency have been declared in Maryland, New York,Virginia, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. During a press conference on Hurricane Sandy on Friday mayor Michael Nutter asked everyone (more...)

Philadelphia: Look for More Than Political Paraphernalia

A local initiative needs your help (the politicians need your vote):  Clothing Donation Drop Boxes to be at select Philadelphia polling locations With the presidential election coming up, some community organizers and local business owners have teamed up to extend an opportunity for civic responsibility to those who have already committed (more...)

Philadelphia Mob Leader Joseph Ligambi Goes On Trial

Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi, 73-year-old, who is know as an American mobster and current boss of the Philadelphia crime family goes on trial on racketeering charges, according to CBS News. Ligambi is credited by the Philadelphia Police Department's Criminal Intelligence Unit to be "quietly bringing stability back to the (more...)

Voter Identification Law Withstands Lawsuit

The following is a statement from House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) in response to  Commonwealth Court decision on the voter identification law. “Today’s decision by the Commonwealth Court upholds Act 18, and voter identification, and that is good. “Voter Identification is about ensuring the integrity of (more...)

Arlen Specter: From District Attorney Through Five Terms In the US Senate

Speaker of the House Rep. Sam Smith (R-Punxsutawney) released the following statement upon learning of the death today of former Sen. Arlen Specter: “Arlen Specter was always a fighter who loved the battle over public policy. He loved Pennsylvania, and he loved public service. “While I did not always agree with some (more...)

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