Category Archives: Projects and Grants

Eighth and final Stimulus at Work released

Stimulus at Work is a quarterly report highlighting how and where Philadelphia’s Recovery Act dollars are being spent. The timing of this publication coincides with the information reported to Federal and State agencies at the conclusion of each quarter’s reporting … Continue reading

Posted in News, Projects and Grants

Metro: Brighter commutes from subway station overhauls

June 25, 2012 By Solomon D. Leach Photo: Customers warmed quickly to new and improved stations. By: Kevin Cook, Metro. (Metro Philly) The most expensive and most visible project of SEPTA’s nearly $200 million in federal stimulus spending was marked … Continue reading

Posted in Economy and Workforce, Improving Transportation and Infrastructure, News, Uncategorized

Philadelphia Inquirer: Lack of computer access a major hurdle for the poor

June 11, 2012 By Alfred Lubrano Instructor Hamidou Traore (right) talks with students (from left) Shakeya Precha, Teisha Reynolds, and Ashley Epps during computer class in the technology center at Families First at People’s Emergency Center. By Tom Gralish, Philadelphia … Continue reading

Posted in Broadband Expansion Round Two, Economy and Workforce, News, Public Computer Centers

City of Philadelphia: City Announces Sale of Revenue Bonds for Building Energy Conservation Project

March 26, 2012 Mark McDonald, Press Secretary (City of Philadelphia) On May 31, 2012, the City of Philadelphia, through the Philadelphia Municipal Authority, completed the sale of its City Agreement Revenue Bonds, Series 2012A and Series 2012B (Federally Taxable Qualified Energy … Continue reading

Posted in Creating a More Sustainable Philadelphia, News, Press Releases

Curbed Philly: Highlighting infrastructure upgrades

May 4, 2012 Curbed Philly The good folks at Curbed Philly — the must-read local franchise of the Curbed blog network on urban living — have an entertaining and mildly flattering write-up of progress being made on the new, stimulus-funded bridge … Continue reading

Posted in Improving Transportation and Infrastructure, News, TIGER

Philadelphia Inquirer: Connect Philly’s aim is to do just that

April 5, 2012 By Jeff Gelles  Photo: Brian James Kirk, cofounder of Technically Philly, says connecting the city, on both sides of the digital divide, should be a goal of anyone who wants Phila. to succeed. By: Jeff Gelles, Philadelphia … Continue reading

Posted in Broadband Expansion Round Two, Economy and Workforce, Employment and Training Adult, Employment and Training Youth, Projects and Grants, Public Computer Centers

Philadelphia Inquirer: Neighbors band together for home efficiency

March 20, 2012 By Sandy Bauers  (Philly.com) Jean P. Barr spent a bundle on insulation and other energy-efficiency improvements for her home – just in time for one of the warmest winters on record, which means she was denied the … Continue reading

Posted in News, Weatherization