Media Coverage

July 18, 2011
West is the best - at least, that's what Mayor Nutter says.Nutter was one of many West Philadelphia natives at Drexel University on Monday to announce the rebirth of the city's Home Buy Now program...
July 18, 2011
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Good news to report today for some people in the market to buy a house. The City is re-launching a program designed to help working Philadelphians. 3 On Your Side Consumer...
July 4, 2011
A year ago, 36,000 Philadelphia teens applied for summer jobs and about a third of them were given work for the summer. This year, the city only has about 5,500 jobs available—and there are twice as...
June 30, 2011
There’s a push to ensure that the city’s youth have summer employment. Mayor Michael Nutter joined Sharmain Matlock-Turner, president of the Urban Affairs Coalition, in urging the business community...
June 9, 2011
Education advocates opened umbrellas today outside Philadelphia City Hall, but not because it was raining. They held umbrellas at Dilworth Plaza, just west of City Hall, to send the message to...
May 17, 2011
When it was announced to the world that U.S. forces had killed Public Enemy No. 1, Osama bin Laden, I got the news as a text message on my BlackBerry from a friend who'd received an alert from his...
May 4, 2011
Last week, Mayor Nutter and Congressman Bob Brady opened the first of a series of new public computer centers aimed at reaching the estimated 41 percent of city residents who do not have access to...
April 15, 2011
With Pennsylvania’s difficult budget season ahead, Urban Affairs Coalition head Sharmain Matlock-Turner isn’t holding out hope for much more funding for those things she cares most about. But, as one...
March 10, 2011
 Nearly half a million dollars in consulting and technology support from IBM that yesterday were pledged to the City of Philadelphia are more about education than gadgets.The Smarter Cities...
March 8, 2011
 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett will take the wraps off of his first state budget on Tuesday, which he has vowed would not raise taxes. The state faces a projected $4 billion budget shortfall.The...
January 6, 2011
The new civil-rights movement involves bridging the gap in technology, something that will be the major theme of this month's 16th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service,...
November 19, 2010
 When the West Chester Food Cupboard started up last year to provide food to needy families in Chester County, demand for its services was high and growing rapidly. Within a year, demand was up...
September 13, 2010
Underserved communities in Philadelphia will get the benefit of broad Internet access, computers and training through the award of a $11.8 million grant on Monday to a group of public and private...