Philadelphia, PA - Mayor Jim Kenney signed two bills today which replace gendered marital signifiers in the Realty Transfer Tax and Senior Citizen Low Income Special Tax Provisions. The legislation, introduced by Councilman Derek Green, will replace the terms “husband,” “wife,” “widow,” and “widower” on the forms to the non-gendered term “spouse.”
Philadelphia, PA - Proclaiming it a matter of high urgency, Mayor Kenney today announced the formation of a Reconciliation Task Force to oversee the reconciliation of City cash accounts.
Philadelphia, PA - The City of Philadelphia and AFSCME District Council 47 today reached a tentative agreement on a three year labor contract.
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 - Public school and elected officials joined with Teamster school administrators today to address the growing scourge of schoolhouse violence in Philadelphia, most recently in an assault on a principal and assistant principal just last week.
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.