Philadelphia, PA- Greensgrow is a non-profit organization that engages our neighborhoods in cultivating social entrepreneurship, urban agriculture, and community greening. Founded in 1997 as a hydroponic lettuce farm on the site of a former steel galvanizing plant, Greensgrow is a nationally recognized leader in developing urban agriculture projects, and providing access to fresh produce in low-income communities.
Philadelphia, PA - Although the two in-state schools don’t meet on the football field, that doesn’t mean there isn’t competition for top students. Witness Temple University’s billboard in the middle of Pitt’s campus and Pitt’s proactive recruitment events across the Philadelphia Region.
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 - 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 - A highlight of the season, Center City District Restaurant Week, sponsored by TD Bank and OpenTable, is back this September. It will run 10 consecutive days, including Saturday, for most of the 120 participating restaurants offering a variety of culinary delights.
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.