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  • 16 Jun 2022 12:49 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    A teenager from the Main Line in a rented Mercedes-Benz was killed in Center City late Wednesday night in what witnesses told Philadelphia police was an apparent road rage shooting.

    Officers were called to 15th and Pine streets around 11 p.m. to find the rented sedan with multiple bullet holes in it and Denis Mohamed Jaward slumped over in the driver's seat, Philadelphia Police said.

    Teen From Main Line Killed in Car in Center City Philadelphia in Apparent Road Rage Shooting – NBC10 Philadelphia (
  • 14 Jun 2022 12:44 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Who doesn't love to experience parts of the City of Brotherly Love for free? Here's the museums and attractions offering free or pay-what-you-wish admission during the 16-day festival

    Philadelphia Museums to Check Out for Free During Wawa Welcome America – NBC10 Philadelphia (

  • 14 Jun 2022 12:23 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    South Philly Barbacoa is famous for packing the streets of the Italian Market with a menu from scratch.

    James Beard Awards 2022: South Philly Barbacoa's Cristina Martinez wins Best Chef Mid-Atlantic - 6abc Philadelphia

  • 13 Jun 2022 4:24 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Our city and country have experienced a steep rise in gun violence over the past few years. Our administration has spent these years grappling with this rising epidemic and doing everything in our power to stop it and try to understand why the violence continues—it’s senseless, needless, and deeply troubling.

    Actions and resources for reducing gun violence | Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services | City of Philadelphia

  • 10 Jun 2022 2:37 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Mayor Jim Kenney is anticipated to sign the bill once it is reviewed by the city’s law department, a spokeswoman told the Business Journal, adding that the policy will benefit Philadelphia workers, employers and the city overall

    Philadelphia Employers Will Be Required to Offer Commuter Benefits Amid Return to Office Plans – NBC10 Philadelphia (

  • 09 Jun 2022 1:27 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    No other city has a summer refresher like this.

    Water ice at John's

    Water ice at John's

    Philadelphia water ice finder: 15 places to find the cool, sweet treat - On top of Philly news (

  • 09 Jun 2022 11:44 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    CCRA sent a letter to City Council asking to restore the Philadelphia Free Library hours of operation.

    You can read the letter here.

  • 07 Jun 2022 12:58 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Join the Office of LGBT Affairs and community partners as we celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ+ communities.

    Community organizations are hosting Pride Month activities happening this month throughout the city including in-person and virtual events you won’t want to miss. All events listed below are free unless otherwise noted.

    Celebrate PRIDE!

  • 23 May 2022 8:21 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Due to the surge of COVID cases in the city, beginning today, students are mandated to wear masks indoors.   

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