Mayor Nutter Congretulates New Administration Appointees

Mayor Michael A. Nutter issued the following statement regarding the recent appointments by Mayor-elect Jim Kenney of current City officials to positions within the new Administration: “I want to congratulate the men and women who have served in my Administration and
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Rocky’s Philadelphia: How The City Has Changed From 1976 To 2015

ROCKY’S PHILADELPHIA: HOW THE CITY HAS CHANGED FROM 1976 TO 2015 WHEN NEWEST ROCKY FILM DEBUTS IN THEATERS Striking Differences In The Skyline, Benjamin Franklin Parkway & More Beloved boxer Rocky Balboa might be surprised if he ran up the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps today and turned around, arms raised (more...)

Second Annual ThinkFest Kicks Off — a Weeklong Event

Second Annual ThinkFest Kicks Off — a Weeklong Event Featuring Dynamic Speakers, Unique Entertainment and Smart Conversation about the Future of Philadelphia Prominent speakers to include M. Night Shyamalan, Chris Matthews, Marc Vetri and Kathleen Kane Organizers of ThinkFest announced their second annual program, which will be held from Nov. 4-9. (more...)

Experience Magical Miami

Tropical paradise by day and urban playground by night, Miami is a city that knows how to have a good time. While many flock to Miami for its sparkling beaches and sizzling nightlife, it is the culture, couture and culinary delights that keep them returning again (more...)

Mayor Michael A. Nutter Gives High Marks ‘Class of 2013’

Mayor Michael A. Nutter unofficially closed out the school year by celebrating the achievements of  nearly 1,000 graduates from more than 70 local high schools in a graduation procession followed by a program today in Center City. “When I became Mayor, I set ambitious but attainable education goals for (more...)

City Of Philadelphia Extends Real Estate Payment Due Date

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Revenue has extended the due date for FY13 Real Estate Tax payment to Monday, April 1, 2013 because the City is closed on Friday, March 29 and March 31, the original due date, falls on a Sunday.  All payments received (more...)

Philadelphia’s Planning & Zoning Process Receives Best Practice Planning Award

The City of Philadelphia’s Integrated Planning and Zoning Process will receive the 2013 National Planning Excellence Award for a Best Practice from the American Planning Association for the City’s innovative approach at leveraging the synergy between citizen education, planning, and zoning reform. The Best (more...)

City Of Philadelphia & Police Department Release Crime Incindent Data

The City of Philadelphia, in partnership with the Philadelphia Police Department, released City crime incident data to the public under the Open Data Policy.  The most recent, 30-day information of incidents of crime is accessible on the City mapping portal ( (more...)

Housing Cost in Philadelphia Area

"A Delaware County non-profit released a report showing the cost of living in the Philadelphia area is far more than federal poverty standards suggest. The study also shows living in the suburbs is more expensive than living in the city", CBS News said. The poverty line is $23,000 (more...)

Philadelphia Pilots New Crowdfunding Platform

The City of Philadelphia announced that it is piloting a new crowdfunding platform, Citizinvestor, which will allow citizens to micro-fund specifically selected city projects.  Individuals can log on to Citizinvestor and pledge an investment to meet a set project’s fundraising goal.  Citizinvestor’s crowdfunding model requires (more...)

City & PGW Announce Selection Of Advisors To Assist In Potential Sale Of Utility

The City of Philadelphia (City) and the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) announced the selection of a team of advisors that will help guide the City and PGW through a process that could  lead to a sale of PGW in 18-24 months.  The advisors (more...)

City’s Only Bike Rental Service In Fairmount Park

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy hosted a grand opening ceremony for Wheel Fun Rentals, the only bike rental service in the city’s park system. Wheel Fun Rentals, America’s premier recreation rental company, is working with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to offer a (more...)

Homeowners Discussed Impact of Property Tax Reassessment

As the City of Philadelphia undergoes a property assessment overhaul, residents across some older sections of Northeast Philadelphia could see a spike in their property taxes. Concerns over Mayor Michael Nutter’s Actual Value Initiative (AVI) have prompted two state lawmakers to more closely scrutinize the plan. (more...)

Site Seeing, a Month-Long Celebration of Public Art in Philadelphia

Throughout April, the nation’s first public art association invites Philadelphians and visitors to rediscover the city’s vast collection of outdoor sculpture. Reconnecting Philadelphians with the art that surrounds them and introducing visitors to the city’s pre-eminent collection of public art and outdoor sculpture, the Fairmount Park Art (more...)

Philadelphia Teens Killed In Apparent Reprisal Shooting

Three teens dead  after shooting Tuesday night in the Juniata section of the city. Mayor Michael Nutter had strong words for the shooter, calling him “a dog,” and had strong words for the parents of Philadelphia’s youth, telling them “not to act like idiots and a–holes,” according to (more...)


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