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City of Philadelphia is partnering with this tech-enabled collection service to reduce waste civic

Jun. 10, 2020 7:42 am

City of Philadelphia is partnering with this tech-enabled collection service to reduce waste

The Office of Innovation and Technology announced the first winner of its Pitch & Pilot program, which aims to get private and public sectors working together.
Philly’s Office of Innovation and Technology has a first-of-its-kind idea to fund internet access civic

Jun. 9, 2020 1:57 pm

Philly’s Office of Innovation and Technology has a first-of-its-kind idea to fund internet access

Stakeholder discussions to "create a self-sustaining, funded program" for Philly households that need help paying for internet connectivity are beginning now, said CIO Mark Wheeler.
City of Philadelphia ‘hopeful’ historic curfews will no longer be needed civic

Jun. 8, 2020 1:00 pm

City of Philadelphia ‘hopeful’ historic curfews will no longer be needed

1964 was the last time Philadelphia was under a citywide curfew. Here's a look at why they were just used for a week straight.
50+ news organizations to Philadelphia public officials: Protect journalists civic

Jun. 8, 2020 7:32 am

50+ news organizations to Philadelphia public officials: Protect journalists

This Free Press letter asks Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw to "immediately end the practice of arresting journalists and protesters expressing their First Amendment rights."
Philadelphia business leaders retreated in 1964. This time they must invest civic

Jun. 3, 2020 2:22 pm

Philadelphia business leaders retreated in 1964. This time they must invest

Fifty years ago, following civil unrest not unlike that of today, business and civic leaders took the city into an era of aggressive policing and economic decline. Now, we must again choose a path.
How 8 Philly orgs that support Black communities are responding to the moment civic

Jun. 2, 2020 5:28 pm

How 8 Philly orgs that support Black communities are responding to the moment

These nonprofits and advocacy groups have made public pledges, organized cleanups and called for action after a weekend of protests and riots.
Here’s what you need to know about voting in Pennsylvania’s primary election today, June 2 civic

Jun. 2, 2020 1:20 pm

Here’s what you need to know about voting in Pennsylvania’s primary election today, June 2

You still need to hand in or drop your ballot in the mail by 8 p.m.
The protests in Philadelphia are probably interrupting your workflow. They should. civic

Jun. 1, 2020 6:12 pm

The protests in Philadelphia are probably interrupting your workflow. They should.

Companies cannot ignore that we are experiencing civil unrest, a pandemic and the worst recession and unemployment rate in modern history.
A Digital Literacy Alliance grant is creating roles to help residents access and use tech during the pandemic civic

May 29, 2020 10:00 am

A Digital Literacy Alliance grant is creating roles to help residents access and use tech during the pandemic

Three organizations will receive $30,000 to support the "digital navigators" and increase access to computers and internet.
Shoutout to the comms pro running Philly Public Health’s pandemic-time Twitter civic

May 23, 2020 10:16 am

Shoutout to the comms pro running Philly Public Health’s pandemic-time Twitter

Billy Penn profiled Desarae Bradham, who runs the department's social media, in a roundup of 15 folks leading Philadelphia's coronavirus response.

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