Philadelphia, PA - The City of Philadelphia and AFSCME District Council 47 today reached a tentative agreement on a three year labor contract.
Philadelphia, PA - Mayor Jim Kenney released the following statement regarding the Philadelphia Police Department’s issuance of Commissioner’s Memorandum #18-02, a policy for “Defiant Trespass.” This policy was created in response to an incident that occurred on April 12, 2018, which resulted in the arrest of Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson at a local Starbucks.
Philadelphia, PA - JAY-Z curated two-day music festival and staple of Labor Day Weekend, returns to Philadelphia for a seventh year. A primary goal of MADE IN AMERICA is to have a positive impact on the communities involved. Since the inaugural two-day concert in 2012, the event has generated $31.9 million in economic impact for the city. This year, the festival, produced by Roc Nation, will continue to benefit the ACLU of Pennsylvania as well as United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
Philadelphia, PA - In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, the City’s Department of Commerce is working with immigrant-owned restaurants on Passport PHL, an initiative designed to encourage residents to explore the city’s diverse neighborhoods and businesses. The third iteration of Passport PHL, which runs June 1-30, 2018, will take place in the Oxford Circle neighborhood.
College Consensus, a unique new college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published their ranking of the 50 Best Campus Recreation Centers at https://www.collegeconsensus.com/rankings/best-college-rec-centers/.
Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia's very first medical marijuana dispensary is currently open for business. Restore Integrative Wellness, located in Fishtown at 957 Frankford Avenue. The store joins over two dozen similar medical marijuana dispensaries which have popped up ever since Pennsylvania legalized medicinal cannabis.