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Philadelphia one of only two major U.S. cities with Chief Innovation Officer [LINKS]

The Dawn of the Municipal Chief Innovation Officer [Atlantic Cities] “There are, by our count, just two major cities in the U.S. that currently have someone sitting in this role, and they’ve both settled in within the past six months. Adel Ebeid stepped into the job in Philadelphia after working as the chief information officer […]

  • The Dawn of the Municipal Chief Innovation Officer [Atlantic Cities] “There are, by our count, just two major cities in the U.S. that currently have someone sitting in this role, and they’ve both settled in within the past six months. Adel Ebeid stepped into the job in Philadelphia after working as the chief information officer for the state of New Jersey.”
  • Lose Your Phone? It’s Probably in a Coffee Shop in Philadelphia [Mashable]
  • Mr. Mayor, Seal This Building [HiddenCity Philadelphia] “There was a small fire at the former Divine Lorrraine Hotel last night and we can’t say we’re surprised–people have been entering the building with ease for the last two to three months, maybe more.” Mayor Nutter pledged to move forward on the renovation of the  Divine at Chamber at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce annual mayoral luncheon that Technically Philly covered in February.
  • Sunoco’s new CEO on a charm offensive [Inquirer] “Brian P. MacDonald, who was promoted March 1 from chief financial officer to chief executive, has maintained a full schedule of meetings with public officials and community leaders to explain Sunoco’s move to close or sell its Philadelphia and Marcus Hook refineries.”
  • Small businesses, big challenges [Inquirer] “Into that pressure cooker Gregg Prescott and Steve Brodack plunged in 1997, leaving more secure lives as, first, employees of a big company, Motorola Corp., and then as owners of a distributorship for Motorola communications equipment. It was through the latter experience that the two South Jersey men got the inspiration for the small business they have co-owned for 15 years: Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems of the Delaware Valley.”
  • Perzel sentenced to up to 5 years for Computergate [Inquirer] “The mastermind of a scheme to steal millions in taxpayer money for his own political benefit stood in a courtroom Wednesday and, in a low voice stripped of its old bravado, offered an apology.”

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Yael Borofsky was the lead reporter for Technically Philly from from December 2011 to June 2012 before leaving to pursue an urban studies graduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously she was an editor with the Breakthrough Journal in San Francisco. She loves hockey and coffee.

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