Halloween in May? YES !

Halloween in May ?  YES ! Annual National Hallow, Horror, Haunted House & Hearse Convention!! Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Pennsylvania May 4th - May 6th, 2012 https://www.HalloweenShow.com Over 200 vendor booths to purchase product NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES !! (For
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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 arts. Emerging from more than 1,260 submissions, the 2012 winners represent (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

$645 Thousand For Manayunk Canal Towpath Renovation

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the completion of $645,000 in renovations to the Manayunk Canal Towpath. The project was funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the City of Philadelphia.  The Manayunk Canal Towpath is a key linkage in Fairmount Park’s multi-use recreational trail system. It (more...)

Nutter:”I am Keeping My Focus On the Future of Philadelphia”

Mayor Michael A. Nutter addressed the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce at their annual Mayoral Luncheon and President’s Circle Reception. Also during the luncheon, the 2011 Edward Powell Award was presented to Richard Hayne, President, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Urban Outfitters.  The Edward Powell Award is presented (more...)

Renovation Of Dilworth Plaza Will Reinvigorate Center City

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA-13) joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, City Council President Darrell Clarke, representatives of the Center City District and SEPTA, and Philadelphia labor officials for the groundbreaking of a $50 million investment (more...)

Two New District Plans For Philly

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission released two draft district plans for lower South Philadelphia and the area around City Avenue and West Fairmount Park. The district plans are open to public comment for the next month. In June 2011, the Philadelphia2035 Citywide Vision was adopted (more...)

First Storm: The Roads Are Slushy & Icy

The Governor of Washington state has declared a state of emergency in the wake of a brutal winter storm which broke snowfall records. New York and Philadelphia saw a winter's worth of snow fall on Friday night - the first real snow of the season, which then changed over (more...)

“Ban the Box” Law Took Effect

The "ban the box" law took effect last week in Philadelphia, according to media. New law prohibits employers in Philadelphia from asking applicants if they have any criminal convictions during a first interview. Such questions are allowed during a follow-up interview. But Criminal justice employers and others (more...)

Wanamaker Building Is 100 Years Old

Wanamaker Building is now 100 years old. It was the home of the first department store in Philadelphia, and one of the first department stores in the U.S. The founder of the store John Wanameker ventured into business with his brother-in-law, Nathan Brown. According to Wikipedia, in 1861, they founded (more...)


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