Monthly Archives: September 2010

“Recovery Act is ‘Lighting Up’ the Streets of Philadelphia” Video on Dept. of Energy Blog

The video below is featured on a blog from the Dept. of Energy, and highlights the merits of the ARRA-funded LED Traffic Lights Project. The Philadelphia Streets Department is converting 58,000 yellow and green traffic signals and will replace approximately … Continue reading

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Successes of Pa.’s subsidized-jobs program — The Philadelphia Inquirer

On Labor Day, Barbara Izquierdo, 22, will be enjoying a day off from her new job as a case manager and bilingual advocate for Philadelphia’s hungry. It’s an opportunity that she hardly would have imagined a year ago, when she … Continue reading

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Two Phila. Projects Named in New Report on 100 Recovery Act Projects Changing America Released by VP Biden

WASHINGTON DC – Vice President Joe Biden released a new report, “100 Recovery Act Projects that are Changing America.”  The report highlights some of the most innovative and effective Recovery Act projects across the country that are not only putting … Continue reading

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Editorial: Keep Them on the Job — The Philadelphia Inquirer

A federal jobs program supported by small businesses and antipoverty advocates alike has helped put 250,000 Americans to work over the spring and summer months. Now the $5 billion stimulus program faces an abrupt end on Sept. 30 unless Congress … Continue reading

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CITY IMPROVES VALUE OF CONTRACTS AWARDED TO MINORITY & FEMALE OWNED BUSINESSES BY 8% IN THE FIRST THREE QUARTERS OF 2010

Office of Economic Opportunity Releases FY 2009 Disparity Study and FY 2010 3rd Quarter M/W/DSBE Participation Results Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Angela Dowd-Burton, Executive Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) announced that the City has increased the … Continue reading

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City Seeks Builder for Germantown Ave. Homes – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia’s Office of Housing and Community Development has posted a Request for Proposals seeking developers to build around 40 to 60 apartments or homes, plus stores, on a two-thirds-of-an-acre parcel at 4428-70 Germantown Ave., next to the Wayne Junction train … Continue reading

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Keystone Research Center: Unemployment Would Be 16% Without Stimulus – Philadelphia Business Journal

By Athena D. Merritt, Staff Thursday, September 2, 2010 Unemployment would be above 14 percent in Pennsylvania and approaching 16 percent nationally if not for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and other federal action taken in the wake of … Continue reading

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