Philadelphia, PA - 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.
Philadelphia, PA - 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.
Philadelphia, 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.
Philadelphia, PA - The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) Board of Directors announced Susan Russell as the new Executive Director for the City’s animal shelter. Russell will begin her new role on October 22, 2018.
Philadelphia, PA - 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.
Philadelphia, PA - 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.
Philadelphia, PA - 10th annual Philly Naked Bike Ride will kick off with NAKED with the Naked Grouse team riding throughout Philadelphia. The Naked Grouse team will be cycling with Philly Naked Bike Ride; then followed by throwing a clothing-optional #LIVENAKED Costume award at the after party inside the Warehouse on Watts (WOW).