New Year's resolutions are made, and surveys show are broken within only a few weeks into the new year. Researchers at University of Scranton say 40% of those surveyed make resolutions, but only 8% are able to be successful
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.
At 11:48pm last night, as Monday turned to Tuesday and 2015 saw it's longest night and shortest day, the Autumnal Equinox yielded to the Winter Solstice. Or fall became winter, at least on the astronomical calendar.
The holiday season sees worry and wonder about getting the perfect gift for someone. Giving the gift of preparedness shows loved ones you care about their safety and well being, especially during a time of emergency.
Lights, decorations, and Christmas trees dress the holiday season and adorn our memories of "the most wonderful time of the year". Unfortunately, those same components that add color to the season make this time of year extremely dangerous, and deadly.
A program we offer at the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management is our Business Continuity Workshop. How would you as a business owner go on if there should be an emergency that disrupts your everyday way-of-life?
Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Emergency Management Director Samantha Phillips were on hand today when the City of Philadelphia was recognized for meeting nationally accepted emergency management standards and receiving official accreditation from EMAP
The City of Philadelphia received exciting news within the past few weeks as it was announced its Emergency Management Program has earned accreditation from nationally recognized standard-bearers.
Philadelphia OEM wants you to also check your emergency plan and supplies at least twice a year as well as part of being prepared.
On Thursday, October 15th at 10:15am EST, hundreds of thousands in our region will drop, cover and hold during this year’s ShakeOut. Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management has information that can help you be prepared for an earthquake.
The City of Philadelphia is pleased to announce that we are exploring hosting an Open Streets event. We want to hear from you to shape the specifics of this fall event.
Philadelphia's Office of Emergency Management has information on our website to help you develop an emergency plan and prepare for emergencies of all types, including fire.
Having your family, your home or business prepared year round is of utmost importance. Being ready and staying informed is key. The City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management has resources to help you.
Today marks the end of National Preparedness Month and is also PrepareAthon, both sponsored by FEMA, and both created to bring awareness to being prepared for emergencies and disasters, whether they be on a personal level or large scale.
On October 8th, OEM is presenting a free business continuity workshop from 9:30am- 11:30am at the Aramark Tower in Center City Philadelphia.
Streets Dept. Cancels Trash and Recycling Materials for Papal Visit
The City of Philadelphia is excited to host The World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis, and you! We encourage you to sign up for text alerts specifically for the Pope’s visit to get real time information of real importance.
City of Philadelphia released details about preparations for the World Meeting of Families from Tuesday, September 22nd until Friday, September 25th, and the Papal Visit during the weekend of Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th.
As part of the ongoing preparations for the World Meeting of Families, Mayor Michael A. Nutter, together with many of the City’s partners, discussed plans for the papal visit. The following are Mayor Nutter’s prepared remarks. This is the 8th media briefing related to planning efforts for the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis.
Philadelphia's Office of Emergency created a "Special Events Safety Guide" to help those attending gatherings in the city which see substantial crowds.
Mayor Michael Nutter held a press conference today focusing on impact of papal visit on residents inside the Traffic Box as well as the rest of the city.