Philly neighborhood rec center awarded state, city grants

Philly neighborhood rec center awarded state, city grants

Tracey Jordan envisioned a Brooklyn-style park in her neighborhood of Philadelphia. Thanks to help from the city and a state grant, the “mayor of Southwest Philadelphia” will be able to bring her community together in an inviting space.
Monday, November 26, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Pittsburgh City Council hears 2030 plan proposal from PWSA officials

Pittsburgh City Council hears 2030 plan proposal from PWSA officials

At Mayor Bill Peduto’s request last week, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority released a plan outlining what the next 12 years had in store.

As the city prepares its budget, water authority representatives testified to Pittsburgh City Council Monday of their plans for a billion dollars in infrastructure investment, which could require adding additional debt to the authority's balance sheet.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
City Council committee passes Philly wage increase bill

City Council committee passes Philly wage increase bill

Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Labor and Civil Service passed a bill Tuesday outlining a plan to increase wages for city workers and those working on city contracts. It also ups the minimum wage mandated for businesses seeking tax credits for creating new jobs in the city.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
PennPIRG announces 33rd Trouble in Toyland report, identifies unsafe toys

PennPIRG announces 33rd Trouble in Toyland report, identifies unsafe toys

On Tuesday morning Reuben Mathew, an associate with Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group Education Fund (PIRG), joined Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to announce PennPIRG's 33rd Trouble in Toyland report. 

PennPIRG tests popular children's toys every year to see which pose hazards to children. This year, 15 of the 40 toys tested had safety issues.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Potential billions for Amazon draws criticisms from legislature

Potential billions for Amazon draws criticisms from legislature

Despite a $4.6 billion offer, having two cities on the public shortlist and the decision to plant two locations instead of one, Pennsylvania did not land online retail giant Amazon’s second headquarters.

Both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh were named as finalists for the project earlier this year, which would have led to $5 billion in private investment and 50,000 jobs before the Amazon decided to split HQ2 between two locations.

However, the multibillion dollar incentives, combined with many local concessions, prompted bipartisan politicians to sound off with their displeasure with the offer.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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