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Mayor Kenney's Trip to Ireland and U.K (Photo by Robert Tudo)

Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite10 - On October 20, Mayor Jim Kenney and representatives from the City’s Department of Commerce will depart for a multi-city international business trip with stops in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Philadelphia officials will spend time in nine cities, including: Dublin, Clonmel, Athlone and Cork in Ireland, Derry City and Belfast in Northern Ireland, and London, Reading and Cambridge in England.

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Philadelphia Streamlines In-Person Block Party Application Process

PhillyBitePhiladelphia, PA -The Philadelphia Streets Department and Police Department announced today a streamlined process for residents applying for block party permits. Applicants will now have one less step in the approval process as they no longer need to visit their local Police District to submit an application in-person or by mail. The Departments will now manage this step of the process internally, saving residents extra time and added process.

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Mayor Kenney Wants to Raise the Minimum Wage for City Workers to $15/hour

Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite10 - Mayor Kenney today announced legislation that would raise the minimum wage for City workers and employees of City contractors to $15 an hour over four years.If approved by the full Council, it would raise the minimum wage governing employees of contractors and subcontractors, as well as City workers, from the current rate of $12.20 an hour.

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Philadelphia Passes Sodium Bill Warning for Restaurant Menus

PhillyBite SaltPhiladelphia, PA - Calling it an important step forward for public health, Mayor Jim Kenney signed legislation today requiring chain restaurants to place warning labels next to each menu item containing 2,300 or more milligrams of sodium – the amount in about a teaspoon of salt – which is the maximum recommended total sodium intake for an entire day.

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Philadelphia Mayor's Call to Action on Violence Prevention

Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite10 - Declaring that “preventing violence is not just about law enforcement, but also about improving the health and well-being of every resident,” Mayor Kenney today called on his Cabinet and senior leadership to develop a plan, within 100 days, for how to dramatically reduce the killings and shootings in Philadelphia.

Old City Fest Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite Old City District - Old City District presents the return of Old City Fest on Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, at Third and Arch Streets in Historic Philadelphia. Old City Fest is a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America’s most historic square mile— Old City, Philadelphia.

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Pulse Comes Dilworth Park by Artist Janet Echelman

Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite artist Janet Echelman - Center City District (CCD) is pleased to present the activation of the first phase of Pulse, a site-specific work of public art created for Dilworth Park by internationally renowned artist Janet Echelman, who reshapes urban airspace with a monumental, fluidly moving sculpture that responds to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight.

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