The City of Philadelphia Celebrates 60 Years of Percent for Art 

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) are celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the nation’s first Percent for Art Programs. In 1959, Philadelphia pioneered the Percent for Art model requiring the inclusion of site-specific public art in new construction or major
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State, Federal Investigators Take Over Florida Bridge Collapse Probe

The death toll stood at six Friday in the collapse the day before of a pedestrian bridge under construction on the campus of Florida International University. The number was expected to climb as searchers dug through rubble, where several cars remained buried. Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Maurice Kemp said the primary (more...)

Ciity Of Philadelphia Mailed Property Tax Reassessment Notices Foe 131,000 Properties

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Property Assessment (OPA) mailed approximately 131,000 property reassessment notices for Tax Year 2016 to Philadelphia property owners. Almost 126,000 notices are a result of OPA’s yearly reassessment process to improve and maintain property assessments.  The OPA examined properties in certain neighborhoods in the city where values (more...)

After A Building Collapse In Philadelphia

To ensure the safety of all citizens of the City of Philadelphia, the Department of Licenses and Inspections has performed proactive inspections of multiple private construction and demolition sites in response to the June 5, 2013 building collapse at 2136-38 Market Street. “The Department of Licenses and Inspections is (more...)

Dip in U.S. Unemployment Shows Recovery “Gaining Traction”

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer The U.S. Department of Labor’s jobs report for the month of February showed that 246,000 Americans were hired for new jobs, and the U.S. unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.7 percent, the lowest recorded level since December 2008. Alan Krueger, chairman (more...)

Population In the Center City of Philadelphia Is Growing

Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corp. released a report, which shows that population in the Center City of Philadelphia is growing. According to CBS News, "lured by jobs, city amenities and the ability to get around without a car, more people are living in Center City, resulting (more...)

Ronaldus Shamask: Form, Fashion, Reflection

Ronaldus Shamask:  Form, Fashion, Reflection Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, Spain Gallery October 6, 2012–March 10, 2013 This fall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present an overview of Ronaldus Shamask’s unique multi-disciplinary approach to fashion, honed over a 35-year career. Ronaldus Shamask:  Form, (more...)

Teva: To Be Or Not to Be in Northeast Philadelphia

Teva Pharmaceuticals, an Israel-based international company that develops and sells generic and proprietary drugs, planned construction of a $300 million to build new warehouse and distribution facility in Northeast Philadelphia, on the site of the former Island Green Golf Course on Red Lion Road near the (more...)

Professional Attare For Philadelphia’s Inspectors

The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) proudly announces the implementation of a new Professional Attire policy, which will help Philadelphians easily identify L&I inspectors. Through vigorous enforcement of the codes and ordinances of the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, L&I inspectors work tirelessly (more...)

U.S. Economy Grew More than Expected in 2011

By MacKenzie C. Babb Staff Writer The U.S. economy expanded more from October to December 2011 than originally reported, according to a revised estimate from the Commerce Department. “Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — increased at an annual rate of (more...)

Philadelphia Lost The Most Construction Jobs

According to the construction industry trade group, "Philadelphia lost the most construction jobs of all metro areas in the nation last year". " 4,800 construction jobs were lost in the Philadelphia area from Dec. 2010 through Dec. 2011.", the Associated General Contractors of America reported to local media. Philadelphia (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...)

U.S. Unemployment Drops

By MacKenzie C. Babb Staff Writer The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 % in January as private sector employment rose for the 23rd consecutive month, signaling a strengthening job market and an improved economy, according to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. “January’s employment numbers exceeded all forecasts and provide the (more...)

U.S. Economy Gains Jobs, Continues Recovery

By MacKenzie C. Babb Staff Writer The U.S. economy is continuing to improve slowly, with a new report showing the unemployment rate at 8.5 percent for December 2011 — a 0.2 percentage points drop from November 2011 and the lowest level since February 2009. “The economy is continuing to heal (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...)

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