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  • 04 Apr 2023 3:45 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Join the Office of Domestic Violence Strategies, the Mayor’s Office for the Engagement of Women, and community partners in recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During SAAM, we lift up awareness and prevention of sexual violence, harassment, and abuse. The roots of SAAM began during the civil rights movement, and ending sexual violence is deeply related to ending other forms of oppression.

    Addressing and preventing sexual violence needs people like you. Read the blog below to learn about local resources and events where you can get involved during SAAM and beyond!

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month

  • 30 Mar 2023 3:07 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

  • 29 Mar 2023 5:37 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Catch up on last year, off-season moves, new rules, new eats and more.

    Everything You Need to Know for the Phillies 2023 Season (

  • 28 Mar 2023 10:27 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Dear Partner,

    The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) continues to evaluate the situation to understand potential impacts to the public following the chemical spill in Bristol Township, Bucks County, on Friday. No contaminants have been found in the system at this time. PWD is still monitoring the situation and conducting testing. The City is confident that tap water from the Baxter Drinking Water Treatment Plant will remain safe to drink and use at least through 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Updated information for community members about the chemical spill in the Delaware River is available here:

  • 27 Mar 2023 4:19 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Please join the Department of Public Health on Tuesday March 28th at 11am to hear about updates and resources on the COVID-19 public health emergency.  You can also register for our April 25 info session when we will be talking about PDPH community resource centers.  

    All registered participants will receive the link to the recorded events along with resource materials.  Register below. 

    PDPH Info Session

  • 27 Mar 2023 2:53 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    UPDATE: Philadelphia Water officials say tap water is safe to drink through Monday night, Marcy 27, following a chemical spill into the Delaware River Friday, March 24.

    Chemical Spill May Have Tainted Drinking Water For Residents Along Delaware River (

  • 22 Mar 2023 1:36 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    For the first time since the early 1980s, SEPTA is acquiring new trolleys. 

    Philadelphia trolley history as SEPTA refreshes fleet (

  • 22 Mar 2023 11:50 AM | Anonymous

    By Bonnie Eisenfeld

    Philadelphia received two Gun Violence Investigation and Prosecution Grants federally funded by the American Rescue Plan.

    The District Attorney’s Office in collaboration with the Police Department and Managing Director’s Office will receive $20 million to support citywide gun violence investigation and prosecution initiatives. GVIP funding will be used to support the Digital Forensics Lab’s expansion which will advance gun violence investigation and prosecution in Philadelphia by leveraging advanced technology with adequate staffing to improve multi-agency coordination by more effectively sharing intelligence and evidence, leading to increased arrests and convictions of the few individuals driving the majority of crime involving firearms. These investigative and prosecutorial technology upgrades will also assist law enforcement efforts to prevent and intervene before future incidents occur while helping further collect evidence for straw purchases cases and trace the origin of firearms found in Philadelphia.

    Funding will be used to expand digital surveillance capabilities, including video analytics and license plate reader technology; camera installation and maintenance; implement investigator and prosecutor case management system; support technology upgrades to the crime scene kits used by investigators; support the salary, benefits, and training of new full-time staff to support and utilize technology upgrades for investigation and prosecution of gun violence in Philadelphia, and related office supplies for funded staff.

    The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will receive $4,993,639 to install ZeroEyes weapon detection technology on its security cameras and increase police overtime to reduce gun violence and aid prosecution of firearms offenses. The ZeroEyes system quickly identifies whether guns are visible in camera footage, and after verification by trained personnel, alerts emergency responders about their location. These funds will be used to install the ZeroEyes software on security cameras, support the annual DeepZero license subscription for a two-year pilot project, and increase Transit Police overtime in order to partner with the City of Philadelphia and local law enforcement agencies to target gun violence in the transit network.

    In addition, 65 Philadelphia nonprofit organizations and institutions received money for gun violence prevention through the Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program, run through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). This program was funded by $30 million in State funds in 2022/23 and $75 million in Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) State Fiscal Recovery dollars for a total of $105 million.

  • 20 Mar 2023 10:24 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The 11-day festival features 100-plus performances across the region.

    Philly Theatre Week is returning March 23rd through April 2nd, and from Shakespeare to ChatGPT, from improv comedy to musicals, there’s truly something for everyone.

    Philly Theatre Week Returns With Pay-What-You-Can Tickets (

  • 20 Mar 2023 3:53 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philly Celebrates Jazz is the City of Philadelphia’s annual celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month each April that infuses Philadelphia’s neighborhoods with live jazz music, jazz-inspired block parties, jazz poetry events, jazz walking tours, and more.

    Philly Celebrates Jazz - The Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (

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