Monthly Archives: June 2011

MAYOR NUTTER RELEASES 2011 GREENWORKS PHILADELPHIA PROGRESS REPORT

June 15, 2011 : At the corner of 15th and Market Streets, Mayor Michael A. Nutter released the 2011 Greenworks Progress Report and unveiled a pilot green roof on the corner bus shelter, a collaborative project of the Philadelphia Water … Continue reading

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Powelton Village: PEC Launches New Public Computer Centers–Philadelphia Neighborhoods

June 13, 2011 By Cherri Gregg Most people have likely heard the term “digital divide.”  But what is it exactly?  One frequent definition of “digital divide” is the gap between those individuals who have access to computers, the Internet and … Continue reading

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Action News (6 abc) Profiles City’s Newest Public Computer Center

PHILADELPHIA : June 13, 2011 (WPVI) : Public computer centers are opening across Philadelphia to provide internet access for educational and employment opportunities. Forty-one percent of Philadelphia’s residents don’t have internet access. In a class held by the non-profit organization … Continue reading

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Third public computer center launches, this time in West Philadelphia–Technically Philly

The following is a report done in partnership with Temple University’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods Program, the capstone class for the Temple Journalism Department. Recent data backs up estimates that more than half of Philadelphia households do not have access to broadband … Continue reading

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MAYOR NUTTER, PEOPLE’S EMERGENCY CENTER CONTINUE “FREEDOM RINGS PARTNERSHIP”

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco and Farah Jimenez, President and CEO of the People’s Emergency Center (PEC), presented the “Freedom Rings Partnership” at today’s opening of the PEC Computing Center. The opening of this … Continue reading

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Congressional Budget Office Issues Report Detailing the Estimated Impact of the Recovery Act

As required by law, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) prepares regular reports on its estimate of the number of jobs created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which is often referred to as the economic stimulus … Continue reading

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Get Healthy Philly–Find a Farmers’ Market Near You!

Farmers’ markets are a source of fresh, local and healthy fruits and vegetables in your neighborhood. Some markets also sell meat, eggs, dairy, breads and baked goods from the region’s farmers. Markets are typically open in a central neighborhood location, … Continue reading

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