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New Year, New Philly

Jan. 3, 2024 7:15 am

New Year, New Philly

Philadelphia historically ushered in a new era as the 100th mayor and new council president offered insights and plans for their terms of office.
How would a Poverty Tracker work in Philadelphia and what could it accomplish? purpose

Feb. 16, 2021 1:27 pm

How would a Poverty Tracker work in Philadelphia and what could it accomplish?

While no official announcements regarding plans to conduct a longitudinal study of poverty in Philadelphia have been made yet, beginning to hypothesize or imagine how such a study would work in the city may be a worthwhile exercise.
Opinion: Budget cuts would make us a city with no front door purpose

May 8, 2020 8:33 am

Opinion: Budget cuts would make us a city with no front door

The growth that Philadelphia has experienced in population, in jobs, in reputation, are all a result of the offices the mayor proposes to cut or eliminate, says guest columnist Deborah Diamond.
While confronting the impacts of COVID-19, don’t forget that the arts can be part of the solution purpose

May 4, 2020 9:54 am

While confronting the impacts of COVID-19, don’t forget that the arts can be part of the solution

"Our elected officials and business leaders should be drawing on what could be the most potent resources available for this moment: knowledge, creativity, imagination, and analytical abilities of artists across this country," says guest columnist Jane Golden.
Open letter to Philadelphia residents from Mayor Jim Kenney purpose

Apr. 10, 2020 5:54 am

Open letter to Philadelphia residents from Mayor Jim Kenney

"I write to tell you that even amid our silent streets, the spirit of this great city has not, in any way, been diminished by this virus," writes Mayor Jim Kenney in his message of hope to residents of the city and region.
Power Moves: Cynthia Figueroa appointed to lead City’s new Office of Children and Families people

Jan. 6, 2020 5:39 pm

Power Moves: Cynthia Figueroa appointed to lead City’s new Office of Children and Families

OCF merges the Department of Human Services (child welfare and juvenile justice); PHLpreK; Community Schools; and Prevention Support Services. 
Power Moves: Rachel Miller becomes director of Criminal Records Expungement Project people

Jun. 24, 2019 7:20 am

Power Moves: Rachel Miller becomes director of Criminal Records Expungement Project

Plus, power moves at the City of Philadelphia and Resolve Philly; board appointments at the Mann Center, Friends Service Committee, Girl Scouts, PA Horticultural Society, and more.
Value over cost: How Philadelphia is committing to better food procurement practices purpose

May 22, 2019 1:25 pm

Value over cost: How Philadelphia is committing to better food procurement practices

The Sunlight Foundation, the Open Contracting Partnership, and the City of Philadelphia have collaborated to come up with short-term and long-term reforms to ensure food quality and allow for more inclusive input in the procurement process.
The Viaduct RailPark is coming — artists will compete to make it beautiful results

Aug. 19, 2015 3:43 pm

The Viaduct RailPark is coming — artists will compete to make it beautiful

  $33,000 will be going toward making the upcoming Viaduct RailPark inviting and beautiful. The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), in collaboration with the Center City District (CCD), Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR), and the Friends of the Rail Park announced a […]
August at OpenAccessPHL: The best ideas come from local stories people

Aug. 17, 2015 10:28 am

August at OpenAccessPHL: The best ideas come from local stories

At the August 2015 convening of OpenAccessPHL we heard from Thaddeus Squire of CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, Vered Nohi of Philadelphia-Israeli Chamber of Commerce, Dave Voyles of Microsoft, and Julia Hillengas of the City of Philadelphia and PowerCorps PHL. Thaddeus Squire — CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia Squire explained what CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia is –a  platform for sharing […]