Dietz & Watson Creates Jobes For Immigrants

Mayor Michael A. Nutter will appear as a presenter at the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians’ upcoming Solas Awards on December 7. Nutter will present the Atlas Award for Advancing Opportunity to Ruth Dietz Eni, chairwoman and
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Student, Arrested In Cairo, Is Back To Philly

When the Drexel University  student  Greg Porter arrived at Philadelphia International Airport's international terminal was greeted by family members and media guyes. He was arrested by police in Cairo during a pro-democracy riot. He returned to the United States and was "so thankful his (more...)

Holiday Window Display In Macy’s

Macy’s Department Store in Center City of Philadelphia is home to some of most famous holiday window displays each year. The window displays are unveiled now, it is on view in time for Thanksgiving. CBS News reported, that " Santa stopped by Macy’s to help the store unveil (more...)

Groundbreaking Of Lardner’s Point Park In NE

On Monday, November 21st, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz will kick off the groundbreaking ceremony of a $1.5 million project to create a riverfront park on the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia. Schwartz will be joined by former Congressman and Chairman of the Delaware River City Corporation (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...)

Occupy Philly:Health And Safety

At a noon news conference, Mayor Michael A. Nutter raised a series of public health and public safety concerns regarding the Occupy Philly site on Dilworth Plaza. The Mayor said that the Occupy Philly contingent has noticeably changed since its arrival in early October and has refused to establish regular (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...)

Officials Break Ground On Venice Island Tank

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, joined by Congressman Chaka Fattah, City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. and city officials, broke ground on the Venice Island underground storage tank, a $46 million, Water Department funded project that will improve water quality in the Schuylkill River. The purpose of the project is to divert water (more...)

“What’s Cooking?” For Senior Citizens

Mayor Michael Nutter joined the Mayor’s Commission on Aging, the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service, and the Klein Jewish Community Center to host a strategic listening session on the impact of hunger on senior citizens. The workshop, held at the Philadelphia Senior Center, included a presentation of research (more...)

Philadelphia and Suburbs Expect Snow on Saturday

If you haven’t unpack your warm winter clothes yet, it’s probably time to do so, as a cold air front is heading towards Philadelphia and its suburbs. This Saturday, as meteorologist are certain about, a storm system of some really cold air and rains would bring as much as 4-6” of (more...)

Vacant Property Owners Responsible For Blight

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Licenses and Inspections (L&I) Commissioner Fran Burns announced new efforts to reduce the number of vacant and blighted properties in Philadelphia. The new initiative will better hold private owners accountable for the maintenance of their vacant property.  L&I has identified approximately 25,000 unoccupied structures believed to (more...)

Bring Video Game Industry To PA

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Delaware/Montgomery) recently promoted his new job creating video game production legislation in Pennsylvania by hosting local employees of the gaming industry for the Extra Life Video Game marathon. That marathon, a nationwide event, is used to raise money for various charitable causes; (more...)

Women and Weed

Representatives of a new organization “Women’s Alliance of Philadelphia” on their first official meeting have discussed an issue, that causes a great disturbance in the society, about political changes regarding light drugs. This was reported by local media. Pop culture draws women and drugs together; gloss paper magazines start publishing (more...)

Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Mayor Michael A. Nutter sent the following letter early last week to members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns regarding H.R. 822 National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011: Dear Friend, Right now, Congress is debating a law that would eviscerate the ability of individual states to decide who can carry a hidden, loaded (more...)

Human Trafficking Legislation Approved By Senate Committee

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Delaware/Montgomery) today held a press conference to announce the approval of his human trafficking hotline bill by the Senate Labor and Industry Committee. That bill, Senate Bill 338, would require posting of the Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline in establishments with a liquor (more...)

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