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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 artist installations the upcoming Viaduct RailPark.
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

Featuring CultureWorks, the Philadelphia-Israeli Chamber of Commerce, Microsoft, and PowerCorps PHL
“You can’t create an entrepreneurial ecosystem by proclamation, you have to do it by actions” results

Jun. 26, 2015 3:05 pm

“You can’t create an entrepreneurial ecosystem by proclamation, you have to do it by actions”

Philly Recognized for Open Data Initiatives, Nutter for Philly Startups
Parks for People Aims to Put Everyone within a 10 Minute Walk to a Park purpose

Jun. 3, 2015 12:30 pm

Parks for People Aims to Put Everyone within a 10 Minute Walk to a Park

Its most recent project was the completion of a newly ‘greened’ playground at Hank Gathers Recreation Center.

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