The Rail Park Project, Now Expected to Open in the Spring

PhillyBite Rail Park ProjectPhiladelphia, PA - Center City District released bid documents for the complete replacement of the pedestrian bridge over 13th Street that will serve as the prime gateway to the new Rail Park. Rust and corrosion of structural beams, uncovered during the renovation process under a foot of earth, caused the Streets Department of the City of Philadelphia to conclude that for safety and ongoing maintenance reasons the 130-year-old railroad bridge needs to be replaced.

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Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite Philadelphia Fire Department - Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD) members and their partners will distribute safety literature and install smoke alarms on the 2200 block of N. Colorado Street, where Capt. Matthew LeTourneau and a resident lost their lives in a house fire on Jan. 6. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

#FlyPhillyFly Social Media Campaign

PhillyBite10Philadelphia, PA - The City of Philadelphia launched a social media campaign to cheer on the NFC Champions Eagles on their bid in Super Bowl LII. Now through Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, the City and its departments will show Eagles love and Philadelphia pride with the #FlyPhillyFly hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

Philadelphia Cultural Fund For The Arts

PhillyBite Philadelphia Cultural FundPhiladelphia, PA - The City of Philadelphia’s -  Philadelphia Cultural Fund (PCF) has continued to serve a unique role in Philadelphia by being the largest, solely dedicated funder of the arts in the city. In 2017, the PCF distributed $3,031,772 to support 302 Philadelphia-based arts and culture organizations and programs.

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