Philadelphia, PA - Our nation is grappling with an epidemic and, sadly, Pennsylvania is not immune. Our neighbors are being poisoned at a rate of 43 deaths per 100,000 people – far exceeding the national average of 22 per 100,000 – according to a recent report by the DEA Philadelphia Division and the University of Pittsburgh, for a total of 5,456 deaths last year. That’s just a little less than the equivalent of two September 11th attacks in our state alone.
Philadelphia, PA - Mayor Kenney will turn on the lights of the holiday tree, a fresh 65- foot-tall, 60-year-old white fir (Abies Concolor) at City Hall officially ushering in the City’s holiday season. The north side of City Hall will magically transform into a joyful winter wonderland of entertainment, food and family festivities.
Philadelphia, PA - The City of Philadelphia is notifying citizens of an issue with the 911 system. In an alert released mid-day Monday, the City of Philadelphia stated landline phone calls to 911 might not be reliable.
Philadelphia, PA - 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.
Philadelphia, PA - On election day in Philadelphia, voters displaying their "I voted" decals can walk off with free offers or discounted items, actually against the law, though restaurants — from neighborhood cafes to national chains — do it regardless.Saxbys, a Philadelphia coffee company, declared it will hand out free maple bourbon lattes to anybody that shows up wearing an “I Voted” sticker on November 6.
Philadelphia, PA - Today, November 1, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. as a component of the Philadelphia Resilience Project, the City, is going to tackle a large-scale clean-up on Kensington Avenue. The 4 hr event is going to employ multiple city services and neighborhood volunteers to achieve the goal of the Resilience Project’s Mission Area 4, cutting down on garbage and litter.
Philadelphia, 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.