Residents Encouraged to Vote in April for a Philadelphia Park to Receive $20,000

Philadelphia, PA - This April, “Earth Month,” the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to revitalize parks across the U.S. for the third year, including a park in Philadelphia. Through Meet Me at the Park, Philadelphia residents will chose one of three local parks to receive a $20,000 grant.Philadelphia, PA - This April, “Earth Month,” The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to revitalize parks across the U.S. for the third year, including a park in Philadelphia. Through Meet Me at the Park, Philadelphia residents will chose one of three local parks to receive a $20,000 grant.

Mayor Jim Kenney FY18 Budget, Capital Plan and Five Year Plan

PHILADELPHIA PA –   released his second budget and Five-Year Plan today, asking members of City Council to approve new investments in two key areas: health and human services that will uplift our most vulnerable, and job-creating initiatives that will result in economic opportunity for all Philadelphians.PHILADELPHIA PA – Mayor Jim Kenney released his second budget and Five-Year Plan today, asking members of City Council to approve new investments in two key areas: health and human services that will uplift our most vulnerable, and job-creating initiatives that will result in economic opportunity for all Philadelphians.

City Lifts Snow Emergency Declaration

Philadelphia Pa. –  As Streets Department crews continue salting and plowing, Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis lifted the snow emergency declaration at 1 p.m. today. This means that parking is again allowed on snow emergency routes.  The Philadelphia Parking Authority will resume enforcement of all parking violations beginning at 4 p.m. The discounted parking rates at PPA Center City garages will continue until 4 p.m.  Anyone entering the garage after 4 p.m. will pay normal rates.Philadelphia Pa. –  As Streets Department crews continue salting and plowing, Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis lifted the snow emergency declaration at 1 p.m. today. This means that parking is again allowed on snow emergency routes.  The Philadelphia Parking Authority will resume enforcement of all parking violations beginning at 4 p.m. The discounted parking rates at PPA Center City garages will continue until 4 p.m.  Anyone entering the garage after 4 p.m. will pay normal rates.

Philadelphia's New PHLpreK Program Creates Teaching Opportunities

PHILADELPHIA PA – Mayor Jim Kenney's PHLpreK, the City of Philadelphia’s quality pre-K program, funded by the City of Philadelphia Soda Tax, has created 251 jobs to date. In a survey completed by PHLpreK providers last week, pre-K center owners and directors reported having created 191 teaching positions; 147 of which are full time and 44 are part-time. In addition, pre-K providers have hired 60 support and administrative staff members. The average wage reported is $14.72 per hour. Also See.. Philly's Mayor Jim Kenney Establishs a Pre-K Advisory Board

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