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Mayor Nutter Unveils Major New Development for Center City

1601 Vine Street project to include residential, retail, and LDS Church meetinghouse   February 12, 2014 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter was joined by representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today as they unveiled plans for a

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Mayor Nutter Reminds Homeowners About Deadline for Longtime Owner Occupants Program (LOOP)

February 10, 2014–  Mayor Michael A. Nutter reminded Philadelphians of the upcoming application deadline for PHL Tax LOOP, the Longtime Owner Occupants Program, a new real estate tax relief program for eligible Philadelphia homeowners.  In December 2013, the City of

Posted in Home Owners, Housing, Mayor's Press Releases, People We Serve, Press Release, Residents, Topics

City of Philadelphia Selected as a Promise Zone Designee

January 8, 2014 –  The City of Philadelphia was one of three cities and a total of five areas selected for a Promise Zone designation, a federal initiative to accelerate revitalization efforts in targeted areas.  The Promise Zone initiative is led

Posted in Home Owners, Housing, Mayor's Press Releases, Neighborhoods, Press Release, Residents

Department of Licenses and Inspections Announces New Requirements for All Permit Applications and Contract Licenses

New requirements are in effect starting January 1, 2014.   December 23, 2013– Effective January 1, 2014, all contractors working on all types of construction and demolition projects in the City of Philadelphia will be required to meet additional requirements

Posted in Architects, Businesses, General Contractors, Home Owners, Housing, Licenses and Inspections, Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release, Public Safety, Residents, Topics

City of Philadelphia Awarded $100,000 Cities of Service Grant to Implement Two Service Initatives

Grant Funds Provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies Will Support Two New “Impact Volunteering” Initiatives to Increase Recycling and Expand Emergency Meal Service     December 13, 2013– The City of Philadelphia announced that Cities of Service, a bipartisan coalition of cities

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City of Philadelphia, School District of Philadelphia to Receive Donation from Kevin Hart

Hometown celebrity gives back to local schools and recreation centers.     October 30, 2013–  Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Kevin Hart will visit several schools across the City to meet with students, teachers and administrators, whose schools will receive

Posted in Education, Mayor's Press Releases, People We Serve, Press Release, Residents

City of Philadelphia Launches Fastfwd; Challenges Entrepreneurs to Address Public Safety Issues

 October 30, 2013–  Mayor Michael A. Nutter officially launched FastFWD, an Urban Innovation Refinery, a partnership between the City of Philadelphia, GoodCompany Group, a social enterprise accelerator, and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative of the Wharton School of the University

Posted in Community Leaders, Mayor's Press Releases, People We Serve, Press Release, Public Safety, Residents

City of Philadelphia Releases Serve Philadephia 3-Year Progress Report

October 30, 2013 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service released the SERVE Philadelphia 3-Year Progress Report, which outlines the City’s efforts to strategically engage citizens in addressing local challenges, particularly in the areas of

Posted in Businesses, Mayor's Press Releases, Neighborhoods, Press Release, Residents

Department of Revenue Urges Low-Income Seniors to Apply for the Real Estate Tax “Senior Freeze” Program

October 23, 2013–  The Philadelphia Department of Revenue is encouraging low income senior citizens to apply now for the Low Income Senior Citizen Real Estate Freeze program. Under the program, the City will “freeze” the applicant’s real estate tax for

Posted in Home Owners, Housing, Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release

Mayor Nutter Announces School Reform Commission Appointments

January 28, 2013 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced changes to his appointments to the School Reform Commission (SRC), accepting SRC member Lorene Cary’s decision not to seek reappointment and naming education and community advocate Sylvia P. Simms to fill

Posted in Education, Mayor's Press Releases, Residents, Visitors
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