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Mayor Kenney and Deputy Managing Director Michael Carroll applaud the approval by City Council of three Complete Streets projects that will increase safety for pedestrians, drivers, and bicyclists. The Race Street Safety Project at Franklin Square, the Torresdale Avenue Pennypack Connector Project, and Island and (more...)
Department of Revenue announced several milestones in its effort to boost collections and curb tax delinquency in Philadelphia. Among the key signs of progress are that collections for the General Fund exceeded estimates for FY17 by over $10 million, and that strong Wage, Earnings, Net Profits, and Liquor Tax collections drove (more...)
The City of Philadelphia's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated at 7 a.m. this morning to monitor the winter nor’easter that is expected to produce periods of heavy precipitation in the city. A full EOC activation brings together city agencies and partners in one room and allows for real-time (more...)
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health launched the second phase of an emotional media campaign that is part of the City’s effort to decrease deaths related to opioid use. The campaign contains a collection of stories in English and Spanish told by people whose lives have been forever(more...)
By Sherry L. Brukbacher Edward Bushnell, an industrial-era businessman from Philadelphia, revolutionized winter sports in 1850 by fitting a steel blade to a common boot. This allowed a skater to perform intricate spins and turns on the ice. By the turn of the century, figure skating was introduced to the Olympic (more...)
The City of Philadelphia is proud to honor the 2018 Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles with a parade this Thursday, February 8, starting at 11am, along a route that will stretch from the Lincoln Financial Field stadium complex to the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum.
By ShareAmerica More than 100 million people across America are expected to watch the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles vie for the coveted Super Bowl football championship on February 4. American football is considered the most popular sport in the U.S., but that’s not the only reason Super Bowl Sunday is a (more...)
Mayor Kenney offered this statement after the Eagles victory over the Vikings in tonight's NFC Championship: "I would like to offer my congratulations to Jeffrey Lurie, Christina Weiss Lurie, Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson, and all the coaches, players and staff of the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles! It's been an amazing season, and (more...)
Suit Seeks to Halt Deceptive Marketing Practices and Pay Treatment Costs for Residents Suffering from Opioid AddictionFollowing years of deceptive marketing of prescription opioids that have created an unprecedented public health crisis, the City of Philadelphia today filed a lawsuit against prescription Opioid manufacturers. “The epidemic currently plaguing the City has exacted (more...)
With a storm approaching, Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis announced that a Snow Emergency will be declared for the City of Philadelphia beginning at 12:01 am on Thursday, January 4. For citizens, a Snow Emergency means all parked cars must be moved off Snow Emergency routes for (more...)
By Mary Jane Maxwell Many Americans mark the new year with parties with friends and family. Celebrations generally go on past midnight into January 1 (New Year’s Day). Here’s a look at some New Year’s Eve traditions in America.
Times Square ball dropAn estimated 1 million people venture to Times Square in (more...)
Mayor Jim Kenney, City officials and members of the Jewish community host an event on the first night of Hanukkah, Tuesday, December 12th. MLK Drive will be shut down to traffic between Eakins Oval and Sweet Briar Drive that evening so that attendees can park in the Fairmount neighborhood and walk to the gathering(more...)
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) announced that for the first time ever it will be selling merchandise at the Christmas Village Information Hut at Love Park for the 2017 Holiday Season. Shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase limited-edition collectibles created using materials sourced from the original landscape of Love Park beginning. Just (more...)