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  • 20 Jan 2021 2:23 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Beginning Sunday, January 24, 2021, look for changes to Regional Rail schedules on select lines:

    Regional Rail Schedule Changes | SEPTA (iseptaphilly.com)

  • 19 Jan 2021 3:20 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)
    The Office of Sustainability released a draft of the Philadelphia Climate Action Playbook, a guide to actions the City is taking to reduce carbon pollution and adapt to a hotter, wetter future.

    The Playbook is a one-stop resource for anyone interested in learning more about City climate action, how climate change will impact Philadelphia, where our carbon pollution comes from, and where we need to go further to achieve our goals.

    Learn more and read the Philadelphia Climate Action Playbook below!
    Climate Action Playbook

  • 19 Jan 2021 3:19 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Leaders from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health will provide information and answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, provide updates on our mobile COVID-19 testing unit, and provide an overview of the COVID-19 testing map on our website.

    This session will be offered twice: January 26 at 6:00PM and January 28 at 11:00AM.

    Register below!

    COVID-19 Info Session

  • 14 Jan 2021 2:19 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner will hold a news conference Thursday to discuss last week’s U.S. Capitol attack in Washington, D.C., investigations into local alleged participants, and security preparations in the city ahead of the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20.  Krasner will be joined by Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael Driscoll, City Council Majority Leader Cherelle Parker, and Councilmember Curtis Jones.

    WATCH LIVE: Philadelphia Officials To Provide Security Update Ahead Of Presidential Inauguration – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com)

  • 14 Jan 2021 1:46 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Queer artist Tiff Urquhart eased her pain by installing a wheatpaste of the LGBTQ icon.

    New Gloria Casarez tribute near whitewashed Gayborhood mural - On top of Philly news (billypenn.com)

  • 14 Jan 2021 1:44 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    This week, the city announced some locations will re-open for limited in-building services beginning January 19. Libraries are a critical community resource and a key point of digital access for many residents. We're thrilled to see them re-open.


  • 14 Jan 2021 1:43 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philly residents: bring trees to a Sanitation Convenience Center now through Saturday or participate in a community drop-off event. Make sure your tree is free of ornaments, lights and its tree stand.

    Locations: https://bit.ly/3soZw98

  • 13 Jan 2021 3:58 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park near City Hall offers FREE admission and skate rental to adults every Tuesday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. now through February 28.

    College Student Skating Discount Presented by Temple University every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. College students with a valid student ID pay $2 admission to skate and can purchase $2 hot chocolates. Skate rental not included.

  • 12 Jan 2021 2:57 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The New Year is underway, but the COVID-19 health emergency continues to present countless challenges for Philadelphia taxpayers and water customers. The Department of Revenue understands these are difficult times. Even as the pandemic has forced us to change policies and procedures, we’ve worked to serve the public as efficiently and safely as possible.

    As 2021 starts off, we’re providing this overview of our most important COVID-related updates, including links to find extra information. We’ve covered:

    • Making payments and filing taxes
    • Tax and water bill assistance
    • Refunds
    • Water
    • Visiting our offices
    Click below to access all the COVID-19 tax guidance resources.
    Philly Taxes During COVID

  • 12 Jan 2021 2:43 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Urban Axes are very excited to throw axes with you again this Friday, Jan 15th. All throwing will be done in private target lanes only with the people in your small group. With limited capacity and extra special attention to your safety, reservations are required. Book your experience today!

    Make a Reservation Online

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