Philadelphia Says Beverage Tax Has Created Over 250 Jobs For Pre-K ProgramThe City of Philadelphia’s quality pre-K program, funded by the Philly Beverage Tax, says the tax has helped create 251 jobs to date.
Philadelphia's Pre-K Push Is UnderwayPhiladelphia's pre-K push now has its own website.
Mayor Kenney Unveils City Budget ProposalsThe Mayor proposed paying for all his initiatives with a three cent an ounce tax on sugary beverages, something he made it clear he was prepared to fight for.
City Council Committee Hearing Held On State Of Phila. SchoolsNot enough nurses, too few counselors, oversized classes: All the familiar problems emerged during a Philadelphia city council committee hearing Thursday on the state of the schools.
Council President Sponsors Bill Aimed At Increasing Local Hiring For Projects That Receive City SubsidiesThe City Council President says, right now, less than a third of work on city construction sites goes to Philadelphians.
Mayor Kenney Outlines Plans To Make It Easier To Do Business In PhiladelphiaThe mayor revealed several initiatives underway.
Renewed Call For Reforms To Save Philadelphia’s Employee Pension Fund Without Breaking City BudgetPhiladelphia's fiscal watchdog is renewing its call for major reforms to keep the city's pension fund afloat.
Phila. Officials Announce Effort To Save Money, Create Jobs By Making City Buildings More Energy EfficientThe Mayor and City Council President have announced a ten-year effort to save money and create jobs, by making city buildings, businesses and homes greener.
Philadelphia Has A New Poet LaureatePhiladelphia has a new poet laureate. Mayor Jim Kenney Friday announced that the former Mural Arts Education Director will serve in the role for the next year.
Bills Coming In For January's Snowfall In Phila. More Than What Was Budgeted Philadelphia estimates the cost of plowing out of the two feet of snow that fell two weeks ago will top $8 million.
Phila. Officials Say Snow Removal Operations Are Reaching CompletionPhiladelphia's Streets Commissioner says more than 90 percent of Philadelphia's streets have been plowed and he expects to get close to the city's goal of having every through street clear by the end of today.
Crews Continue Working To Remove Snow From Neighborhood Streets In Phila.City officials continue a massive operation to remove snow from neighborhood streets.
Phila. Parking Authority To Help With City's Snow Plowing EffortsPhiladelphia will get some help with that difficult side street plowing that's continuing after the weekend's massive snowfall.
City Crews Begin Preparations For Impending Winter StormThe city of Philadelphia has started its preparations for the winter storm that's expected to dump anywhere from 12-16 inches of snow in Philly and the surrounding areas.
Stacks Of Shrink-Wrapped WiFi Equipment Collect Dust In City WarehousePhiladelphia’s financial watchdog says tens of thousands of dollars in unused wireless internet hardware is just wasting away inside a city warehouse. City Controller Alan Butkovitz blames the Nutter Administration for doing nothing to make use of the equipment.