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"World Views" will feature conversations between Phill Silverstone and Council President Craig Snyder, covering the provocative public policy issues presented from the World Affairs Council’s nonpartisan podium.
March 2, 2013
Chef Jose Garces, famed nationally for creating top-tier restaurants, chooses to call Philadelphia “home,” and has added much to the city's already enviable culinary profile. Garces is well known for several establishments, and if you've lived in Philadelphia for a while, you are very likely familiar with the names Amada, Distrito and Garces Trading Company, among others. His latest book The Latin Road Home shows that for Garces, food and family are intertwined.
February 18, 2013
CETRA Language Solutions is pleased to announce the expansion of its translation and interpretation departments with two new hires.
February 15, 2013
Jiri Stejskal, President and CEO of CETRA Language Solutions, is pleased to announce that CETRA has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winner by the US Chamber of Commerce for the fifth consecutive time. CETRA was recognized for its dedication to the principles of free enterprise and its contributions to restoring jobs and prosperity.
February 15, 2013
Now in its 11th year, One Book One Philadelphia has brought stories form across the globe and the United States to Philadelphia via the selections in this annual program. A staple of the Parkway icon, the Free Library of Philadelphia, One Book One Philadelphia delivers the splendor of literacy year after year. Engaging readers of all ages and all levels through a two month showcase inspired by the subject matter of the year’s selection, One Book One Philadelphia is true a cultural institution of its own.
January 28, 2013
I was privileged to be present at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Goods Movement Task Force meeting on January 16th. 2013. It was a great gathering of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington region’s freight and trade stakeholders, who meet four times a year to assess current opportunities and challenges and to share information.
January 28, 2013
Twelve neighborhoods across the country were identified by ArtPlace as most successfully combining art, artists and other creatives, independent businesses, retail shops and restaurants, and walkability to make vibrant places.
January 21, 2013
The University City Science Center said Thursday that a joint venture between it, Wexford Equities LLC and Southern Land Co. will begin construction on a 27-story apartment building on land it owns in Philadelphia’s University City section this fall.
January 21, 2013
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program put together a 2012 year in review photo montage/video highlighting some of their projects from the past year. After a long and intense year of projects, it's nice to take a look at the work that the program has helped to create.
January 21, 2013
Dr. Julian Siggers came to Philadelphia from Toronto earlier in 2012 after accepting the position of Director of the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. GPA Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh interviewed Dr. Siggers on the eve of the Penn Museum's 125th Anniversary, and learned more about the Museum's international prominence as well as Dr. Siggers's vision for its future.
December 19, 2012