Philadelphia, PA - 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.
Philadelphia, 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.
Philadelphia, PA - The City’s Electric Vehicle Policy Task Force today released for public comment a draft report outlining key findings and proposed recommendations the City can take to encourage greater EV use in Philadelphia. The City will also host a public open house to provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about electric vehicles and the Task Force’s proposed recommendations.
Philadelphia, PA - All City of Philadelphia offices will be closed and City services curtailed on Monday, January 1, in acknowledgment of New Year's Day. Waste and recyclables won't be gathered on New Year's Day. Street Commissioner Carlton Williams urges residents with typical collection on Monday, to set out their garbage on Tuesday, January 2. Trash and recycling collection will be one day behind for the rest of the week.
Philadelphia, PA - City officials want to inform Philadelphia residents and visitors that the partial shutdown of the federal government has no immediate impact on City of Philadelphia's services and operations.
Philadelphia, PA - Current forecasts are calling for 1 to 3 inches of snow beginning early Thursday and tapering off early in the afternoon. Temperatures are expected to below freezing throughout the day and evening. The Streets Department will have 85 pieces of equipment ready to treat the streets with over 40,000 tons of salt available.
Philadelphia, PA - New Year's Day in Philadelphia is anticipated to be one of the coldest in recent history, city officials have been meeting with coordinators of the parade to decide whether the event will go off it as scheduled on new years day.