Philadelphia, PA - Having hosted numerous political conventions, including the 2000 Republican gathering and the 1948 conventions for all three parties (Democratic, Republican and Progressive), Philadelphia is used to being in the political spotlight. It was here where disgruntled colonists created a new form of government, and today many of the places where those meetings, debates and activities took place still stand. Here are a few iconic locations with deeply rooted connections to the American political process:
Philadelphia, PA - Today the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy announced that the conservation of the William Penn statue by Alexander Milne Calder has been completed.
Philadelphia, PA - launched the Fair Chance Hiring Initiative (FCHI), a pilot program designed to encourage businesses to provide Philadelphians with meaningful employment when they return from incarceration. The Fair Chance Hiring Initiative was created to provide a more efficient alternative to the current Philadelphia Re-Entry Program (PREP) Tax Credit, and if successful this program will be proposed as a permanent replacement for PREP in the future.
Philadelphia, PA - The concourse to the 16th & Locust northwest corner remains closed indefinitely while the City of Philadelphia inspects a protruding wall and makes repairs.
Philadelphia, PA - As part of the City’s continuing efforts to improve its economic competitiveness, starting July 1, 2017, the City’s Wage Tax rate is reduced to 3.8907% for residents and 3.4654% for nonresidents. Any paycheck that businesses issue with a pay date after June 30, 2017 must have Philadelphia City Wage Tax withheld at the new rate.
Philadelphia, PA - Exciting new features in the Courtyard at City Hall were unveiled today, highlighting this important public space’s history and its central place in Philadelphia’s heart.
Philadelphia, PA – Welcome America turns 25 this year, and Philadelphia is planning a six-day Independence Day festival to celebrate. As always, a birthday party of this magnitude can take place only in the United States’ birthplace—Philly. From June 29 through July 4, 2017, Wawa Welcome America! includes four spectacular fireworks shows, a bigger Historic District Block Party, a delicious Wawa Hoagie Day and a huge July 4th concert—this time, starring Mary J. Blige.