May 28, 2019 8:02 am
That thing you do: What happened around Philly in May
Nonprofits and businesses across the city were busy making their presence felt this past month.
Feb. 9, 2016 2:18 pm
Why hundreds of people will walk up the Comcast Center this spring
It's a charity event for leukemia called the Big Climb, brought to Philadelphia by way of Seattle and a 15-year-old named Duncan Glew.
Apr. 30, 2015 10:44 am
PHLConvos: Comcast Community Hearings
A series of community hearings are being held around the Comcast Franchise negotiation
Apr. 28, 2015 8:30 am
Marriage Equality, Welfare Rules and Banning GMOs – Social Impact Across the U.S.
Links from around the web on the people and organizations making an impact
Mar. 4, 2015 11:31 am
Thoughts on Mayor Nutter’s Priorities and Accomplishments Update
Nic Esposito comments on how the report cements the mayor’s legacy of leading Philadelphia into the “age of sustainability”
Feb. 25, 2015 11:35 am
Biz Journal: Local duo creates Internet company to compete with Comcast, Verizon
This article originally appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal here. A startup duo wants to give Internet users in Philadelphia a more affordable, versatile and practical alternative to the Comcasts and Verizons of the world. David Platt, 43, and James Gregory, 35, have been spearheading Bamboowifi, a wireless Internet service provider, since last year. (If […]
Feb. 18, 2015 1:59 pm
#PhillyChangers Chat: Paul Wright of EveryBlock
We talked to Paul Wright about EveryBlock, a hyperlocal news website that has re-launched in Philadelphia.
Sep. 8, 2014 12:38 pm
Kicking Off Work-Study, Cristo Rey Youth Get ‘Drafted’ by Area Businesses
Crammed into a basement auditorium, dense with late-August heat, 350 high school students waited to be drafted — NFL-draft style — by dozens of local businesses. Employees and a few CEOs circled the students, shaking hands and passing out hats, shirts and other company-branded gear. It was “signing day” at Cristo Rey Philadelphia, a college-prep […]
Mar. 7, 2014 10:54 am
News Links: Mayor Nutter announces budget proposal, Starr funds Philly schools, Philabundance clashed with regional hunger relief organizations
Mayor Nutter Announces 2014 Budget Proposal Mayor Nutter announced his annual budget proposal on Thursday. Some of the highlights include increased funding for Licenses & Inspections – in light of recent building collapses – and the highest capital budget since 2002. [Philadelphia Business Journal] Starr Fund-raises for Philly Schools Restaurant magnate Stephen Starr is using […]
Feb. 25, 2014 1:53 pm
LIFT Partners with Comcast to Bridge the Digital Divide in Low-Income Communities
Top of the Comcast Center at night. Photo via Flickr user Kevin Burkett LIFT, a national nonprofit which focuses on lifting families out of poverty, is partnering with Comcast to expand it’s digital literacy program in four low-income communities. In addition to Philadelphia, other cities served by the program include Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Through a […]