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  • 08 Feb 2021 2:31 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The City’s Pathways to Reform, Transformation, and Reconciliation is an initiative formed in June 2020 as part of the City’s commitment to reform and reconciliation amidst widespread activism around police brutality and racial inequities in the city and country.

    With continued progress, the initiative has guided the City’s efforts to break down barriers to success and build a more equitable city for all Philadelphians.

    Through short-term, mid-term, and long-term objectives, the Steering Committee has focused their work on four main priorities: Police Reform and Public Safety, Economic Recovery, Community Engagement, and Public Health.

    Click below to see the progress after six months of collaborative work.

    Update On City's Pathways to Reform


  • 08 Feb 2021 1:08 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

     Lt. Gov. John Fetterman on Monday formally announced that he would run for the US Senate in 2022, pledging to fight for voters across the state who "feel left behind."

    The seat will be vacated by two-term GOP Sen. Pat Toomey, who is retiring after the 2022 midterm elections, in what will be one of the most competitive races in the country.

    https://news.yahoo.com/pa-lt-gov-john-fetterman-170327851.html


  • 05 Feb 2021 1:20 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The state House on Friday gave final approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that would give state lawmakers the power to unilaterally end disaster declarations. Currently, such a decision belongs to the governor.

    Pa. voters will get the last word in struggle between Wolf and lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know. (inquirer.com)

  • 05 Feb 2021 1:03 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    CBS3:  The union representing Philadelphia school teachers is telling its members not to report to school on Monday. The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers are in a standoff with the Philadelphia School District over the safety of school buildings.

    Teachers were due back in classrooms on Monday to begin preparations for students to return on Feb. 22.

  • 02 Feb 2021 3:08 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Once the snow stops falling, you have 6 hours to clear your sidewalks in front of your home, or else face penalties.  Fines ranges from $50 to $300. 

    If you want to report someone who hasn't cleared their sidewalk, call 3-1-1.

    Snow | PhiladelphiaStreets


  • 02 Feb 2021 11:24 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Due to the storm, trash and recycling collections are suspended for Monday, Feb. 1. Hold Monday's materials until next Monday. Collection updates for the remainder of the week coming soon. Sanitation Convenience Centers are closed on Monday.

  • 01 Feb 2021 1:03 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)


    Over the last year, our community has experienced overwhelming challenges.  From health and wellness to education, and from social justice to economic development, COVID-19 has exposed and further exacerbated the huge disparities our communities face. 

    We have lost family members, friends, and jobs to this ongoing pandemic, but we have not lost our value.  We have not lost our fight, and we have not lost our vision.  

    This is why the Mayor's Office of Black Male Engagement is returning again this Black History Month for the Second Annual Black Generational Wealth (Virtual) Series 2021.  During these three powerful workshops, we will hear from professionals and living examples on the pursuit and maintenance of Black Generational Wealth.

    While The Black Generational Wealth Series is targeted toward Black men, all residents are welcome to attend. All three events are free, and registration available through the link below!

    Black Generational Wealth Series


  • 01 Feb 2021 10:52 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    February marks Black History Month, and in 2021, Philadelphians have a way to celebrate the occasion through art, or more specifically, with Mural Arts Philadelphia.

    https://bit.ly/39H5CdP

  • 01 Feb 2021 10:51 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The Museum of the American Revolution’s exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807 is now available in a free online experience to complement the onsite exhibit, which is on view through April 25. Explore the untold stories of the women and free people of color in New Jersey who first pioneered the vote during the Revolutionary era, a right that was stripped away in 1807.

  • 01 Feb 2021 10:17 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    This year's Blue Cross Broad Street Run won't be held in the spring due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It is being delayed until the fall.

    Coronavirus Concerns Push Philadelphia’s 2021 Blue Cross Broad Street Run to the Fall – NBC10 Philadelphia (nbcphiladelphia.com)

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