37 Years Later, Lead Paint Is Still Problem In PhiladelphiaIt may be hard to believe that 37 years after lead paint was banned, it remains a problem in Philadelphia. But the federal government wants to help and the city received nearly $4 million today to get the lead out of homes.
Big Federal Grant To Help Link Some Of Philly’s Neediest Elementary Schools With Library ServiceThe two-year, $1.5 million grant gives each of the ten schools 30 iPads so that students in kindergarten, first and second grades can access e-books from the Free Library.
Federal Grant Awarded For Development In North Central PhiladelphiaThe $30-million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will bring 300 new or renovated homes to a half-square mile around Temple University.
Financially-strapped U.S. Postal Service Looks To Lease Mail Delivery Vans“Currently, there are no leased minivans or cargo vans in the fleet,” the ad says, but “presently, there are not sufficient capital funds to purchase new equipment.”
Camden Refurbishes 3 Bike Paths, Thanks To Federal GrantIt’s part of an overall $25 million effort to improve the appearance -- not to mention accessibility -- of some major thoroughfares through the city.
Philadelphia Gets Federal Grant For Firefighters, Equipment Philadelphia's firefighting efforts are getting a little help from Washington.
Camden, Atlantic City Fire Departments Get MoneyThe fire departments in Atlantic City and Camden are getting federal money that could be used to hire back laid-off firefighters.