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MAYOR NUTTER SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ON CITY POLICY REGARDING ICE DETAINER REQUESTS

Philadelphia, April 16, 2014– Mayor Michael A. Nutter, joined by members of City Council and community groups, signed an executive order amending the City of Philadelphia’s policy regarding U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests.   “Philadelphia is a global,

Posted in Mayor's Press Releases, Neighborhoods, Press Release, Topics

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES RETURN OF BUDWEISER MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL

Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Live Nation, and Budweiser announce complementary festival in LA   Philadelphia, April 16, 2014  – The City of Philadelphia announced plans to welcome back for a third year the “Budweiser Made in America” Festival, an exciting,

Posted in Arts & Culture, Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release, Topics

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LAUNCHES NEW OPEN DATA WEBSITE FOR CITY CONTRACTS

Philadelphia, April 15, 2014 -  The City of Philadelphia, through a joint effort among the Finance Department, Chief Integrity Officer and the Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT), launched a new, online, open data website for City contracts (www.phila.gov/contracts/data).  The

Posted in Mayor's Press Releases, Neighborhoods, Press Release, Topics

MAYOR NUTTER SIGNS E-CIGARETTE LEGISLATION

Philadelphia, April 9, 2014– Mayor Michael A. Nutter, joined by Councilman William Greenlee and Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity Dr. Donald Schwarz, signed into law legislation that prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and the use of e-cigarettes

Posted in Health, Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release, Topics

PHILADELPHIA UNEMPLOYMENT DROPS TO LOWEST RATE SINCE DECEMBER 2008

Number of jobs in the city highest since 2003   Philadelphia, April 9, 2014– Philadelphia’s unemployment rate for February dropped to 8.3%, according to preliminary numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The unemployment rate is

Posted in Employment, Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release, Topics

MAYOR NUTTER ISSUES STATEMENT ON PASSING OF CHUCK STONE

Philadelphia, April 7, 2014 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter issued the following statement on the passing of former Philadelphia Daily News journalist Chuck Stone.   “Chuck Stone was a leader, a pioneer and a friend to me and so many

Posted in Arts & Culture, Mayor's Press Releases, Neighborhoods, Press Release, Topics

WINNERS OF THE FIRST PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC POLICY CASE COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

Philadelphia, April 4, 2014 – A panel of judges with representatives from the public, private and non-profit sectors selected the winners of the first Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition today. The winning submission, “Student Housing Cooperative Network: A Post-Graduate Retention

Posted in Arts & Culture, Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release, Topics

PHILADELPHIA CELEBRATES JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH

Philadelphia, April 3, 2014 –  Mayor Michael A. Nutter proclaimed April 2014 Jazz Appreciation Month in the City of Philadelphia and launched the month-long celebration during a press conference at City Hall this morning. During the event, Philadelphia-born jazz legend

Posted in Arts & Culture, Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release, Topics

DEPUTY MAYOR GREENBERGER ANNOUNCES DIRECTOR FOR NEW OFFICE OF MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRY

Philadelphia, April 4, 2014 – Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Alan Greenberger announced that Michael Cooper, previously a Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), will serve as the Director of the newly-created

Posted in Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release, Topics, Urban Development

PHILADELPHIA ENERGY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES FIRST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, 2014-2015 WORK PLAN

Authority created by Mayor Nutter & City Council to implement energy cost-savings strategies & help Philadelphia become greener   Philadelphia, April 3, 2014 –  The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) announced it has hired Jill Kowalski, the former Executive Director of

Posted in Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release, Topics, Transportation & Utilties
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