Best Ideas For the Philadelphia Arts Receive $2.76 Million

Thirty-five ideas for the arts in Philadelphia will receive $2.76 million as winners of the 2012 Knight Arts Challenge. Now in it second year, the community-wide challenge funds the best ideas for engaging and enriching Philadelphia through the
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Mayor Nutter’s Statement On Food Stamp Challenge

Mayor Michael A. Nutter has released the following statement on the Food Stamp Challenge, sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia: “SNAP benefits are a critical safety net for low-income and working class families, seniors, children and those struggling with the (more...)

Newark Mayor Rescues Woman From Fire

Newark Mayor Cory Booker just came back home on Thursday evening, when he saw his neighbor’s house on fire. A woman screamed that her daughter was still inside the house. The mayor and two of his security detail ran inside. Fighting through flames, Booker reached the second floor and carried (more...)

$2 Billion Investment For The Green City

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, joined by U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz and city and federal officials, signed an agreement that represents a $2 billion investment in Philadelphia green infrastructure during an event at the Fairmount Water Works. Over the next (more...)

Firefighters Were Killed When Walls Collapsed

According to CBS News, two Philadelphia firefighters were killed on Monday, while battling a big warehouse fire in Kensington early morning. Three others were injured. According to a statement released by the firefighters’ union, Neary was 59 years old. He had 38 years with the Philadelphia Fire (more...)

University of Pittsburgh Tightens Security After Bomb Threats

On Monday, federal officials continued to investigate bomb threats made against the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. David Hickton, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, said that the bomb threats "are being vigorously, aggressively and thoroughly investigated through every possible means." Students were told to carry "only those items (more...)

4-Year-Old Being Shot In Northeast Philadelphia

CBS News reported about a 4-year-old boy, who was rushed to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Saturday night after reportedly shooting himself in the chest. According to authorities, "the child found the loaded 9mm handgun under a pillow in his mother’s bedroom, started playing with it and accidentally shot (more...)

Prince Edward Visits Philadelphia For Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that His Royal Highness Prince Edward, youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, will visit Philadelphia April 26 and 27 to honor Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee year and to support the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program in the city. The Prince is Chairman of the International Council (more...)

E-Lane: Sidewalk Space for Distracted Pedestrians

First of its kind transportation innovation provides safe space for Philadelphia’s busiest pedestrians A trailblazing breakthrough in safety and convenience is now painted on the 1400 block of JFK Blvd. Across the street from Philadelphia’s majestic City Hall and in the shadow of the great seal of Philadelphia that hangs from (more...)

7th Annual March For Meals Campaign

Elected officials joined volunteers in preparing, packaging and delivering meals to seniors across Philadelphia for Meals on Wheels. Mayor Michael A. Nutter, together with City and State officials and members of his administration, prepared and delivered meals to homebound seniors as part of the 7th Annual Meals on Wheels Campaign. “We (more...)

Capacity Enhancement Program For Philadelphia Airport

"Over the past weeks, we had very productive meetings and the opportunity to talk openly about the proposed Capacity Enhancement Program for Philadelphia International Airport.  We discussed the City's and the airline’s aspirations for the airport as well as the concerns expressed by the airlines serving Philadelphia, and agreed (more...)

Old Kensington Neighborhood is New Home to Creative Professionals

On April 1st, 2012 the new Paper Box Studios in the Old Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia will open its doors! Paper Box Studios, a Voloshin Development, will feature office spaces for artists and creative professionals alike to practice their trades. The building will join a hub of (more...)

Northeast Philadelphia Residents Won The Case About Methadone Clinic

Last summer about 750 Northeast Philly citizens and some politicians raged against the proposal of northeast Philadelphia methadone clinic. They took their case to the zoning board to appeal, when found out that 200 to 700 drug users would be receiving methadone there each day. This week the (more...)

GlaxoSmithKline: Apply for $40,000 Impact Awards

(Up to Ten Nonprofits Providing Access to Healthcare Can Receive $40,000 Each in Funds – Application Deadline March 28, 2012) The GlaxoSmithKline 16th Annual IMPACT Awards recognize community-based nonprofits that provide access to healthcare for the underserved. Up to ten organizations in the Pennsylvania counties of Berks, (more...)

Philadelphia’s Most-Wanted To Air On Channel 64

On accordance with the new crime fighting measures announced in January, Channel 64, the government access channel, and the Philadelphia Police Department will air slides featuring the photos and vital information for the 100 most wanted persons who have outstanding violent felony warrants.  In an effort to elicit public cooperation (more...)

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