Philadelphia Officials Press For Universal Pre-K, Appeal For State Funding"A Running Start Philadelphia" is a five-step plan to provide the services and programs needed to implement a pre-kindergarten system for every Philadelphia schoolchild.
Philadelphia's Poverty Rate Declined in 2013, But Not By MuchEva Gladstein, head of the city's Office of Community Empowerment, says Philadelphia is the poorest of the nation's ten biggest cities.
One-Stop Shopping For Benefits For Low-Income Philadelphians"BenePhilly" centers are a major piece of Philadelphia's anti-poverty effort.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Modify City's Brand-New Zoning Code, Over Objections of AuthorsCity Council's Rules Committee, by a narrow 4-3 vote, approved changes to the zoning code proposed by 10th District councilman Brian O'Neill.
Revamped Philadelphia Zoning Codes Take EffectToday marks the first day that a top-to-bottom overhaul of Philadelphia's antiquated zoning code takes effect. And city officials say every resident should be thrilled.
Nutter Signs Philadelphia's New Zoning Code Into LawWith four words, "It is now law," Mayor Nutter signed into law the city's new zoning code, replacing one that dated back fifty years and was chock full of anachronisms and confusion.
Philadelphia's Ancient Zoning Code Approved For ModernizationLost in the frenzy of this past week's final 2011 meeting of the City Council was what some consider a monumental achievement: the approval of a top-to-bottom modernization of Philadelphia's antiquated zoning code.
Untouched For 50 Years, Philadelphia’s Zoning Code To Get An OverhaulThe current zoning code was written in the 1930’s and was last revised back in the early 1960’s.