Hundreds of thousands of people visit Philadelphia for Welcome America, which culminates on the Parkway, July 4th. Part of a great experience is having peace of mind, and knowing that you are prepared. OEM has some tips to help you get ready.
We’re in the process of creating a new City website from the ground up because we realize phila.gov isn’t as easy to use as it should be.
Below you’ll find the City’s news listing. However, it’s not a complete list. In the future, we’d like to centralize the City of Philadelphia’s news, events, service notifications, and blog posts in one place. We’ll update this page as we release enhanced designs. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, we’re happy to consider your suggestions. What City news and events would you like to know more about, and why? Your insights might inform future design and content improvements to the site.
- Use the site’s feedback links to alert us to content errors and design ideas.
- Sign up to be a beta.phila.gov tester. We’ll contact you for specific feedback on the News & events section and other site features.
The Office of Emergency Management is holding a series of meetings in neighborhoods from June through October regarding natural and human-caused hazards that affect residents. The conversations are meant to inform and solicit feedback from the public.
Philadelphia's City Council passed the sweetened beverage tax in an historic vote on Thursday, June 16, 2016.
The Department of Public Health is working hard to keep residents informed about the Zika virus. Please access the City's guide on the Zika virus to find detailed information.
A unique art installation featuring 57 fiberglass donkeys representing the 50 states, five U.S. territories, and Washington, D.C. will be placed around town from July 1, 2016 until September 5, 2016.
PoliticalFest is a non-partisan exhibit that will celebrate political history, government, and the road to the White House. It’s a six-day celebration from July 22, 2016 until July 27, 2016—taking place at seven sites throughout Philadelphia.
Philadelphians can take advantage of special deals at Philadelphia shops, restaurants, bars, and attractions while the Democratic National Convention is in town.
Polls are open Tuesday, April 26th from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. in Pennsylvania.
The data includes names, titles, departments, salary, and gross overtime year-to-date for all 30,000 city workers, including elected officials.
Mayor Jim Kenney presented his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget to City Council on March 3, 2016.
One lucky winner will be chosen to have Philadelphia Eagle Connor Barwin help plant their tree.
Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management and SEPTA announce that SEPTA alerts are now available through ReadyPhiladelphia, the City’s mass notification system.
In November, Mayor Jim Kenney appointed Sheila Hess to the role of City Representative in the Office of City Representative, the ceremonial and special events department, which serves as the City of Philadelphia’s events, marketing, promotion, production, public relations and hospitality-tourism arm.
Mayor Kenney Announces New Health Commissioner
More than 400 plows and salting equipment and more than 600 employees are working to clear Philadelphia streets.
The National Weather Service Mount Holly provided the latest briefing to the Emergency Operation Center at 7:30 p.m. The Blizzard Warning for Philadelphia remains in effect.
Streets Commissioner reminds property owners that they are required to clear a three (3) foot path in front of their property within six (6) hours of the end of the storm.
Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis announced that a Snow Emergency will be declared for the City of Philadelphia beginning at 9:00 p.m. today.
City Revises Trash and Recycling Collection In Advance of Storm
Find Winter Weather tips to dress warm, remove ice and snow, drive safely, and heat your home.