Thursday, March 04, 2010

Pew's One-Year Case Study on Philly311

I've been working for the Nutter Administration for about two years now.  My first big job was being the project manager for the implementation of the 311 system.  The Pew Foundation just came out with a one-year performance report.  I think the piece is fair and balanced, and I remain very proud of the project and honored to have worked with talented people from all across the City's workforce to bring it to fruition.

Another comeback?

I've had this blog for a few years now, but my posting has really dropped off.  Is it time for another comeback?  Readership was never that high, or my posts too insightful, but I do enjoy my life on the blogosphere.  Let's see how it goes.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New upscale hotel opening in Center City

"Having a property like Palomar by Kimpton come to Philadelphia confirms that we have made it as a city," said Ed Grose of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association."

Monday, October 12, 2009

Donna Cooper

Nice article about Donna Cooper, arguably the most powerful woman in the state right now.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Future of Trash's already here

The future of trash collection has been here for a while.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

The Fairmount Park Art Association

From their website, "The Fairmount Park Art Association is the nation's first private, nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning. Founded in 1872, the Art Association commissions, interprets, and preserves public art in Philadelphia."
Just another one of the myriad non-profit organizations in Philadelphia working to make the City a more vibrant and excellent place to live, work, invent, or play.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Recycling in Philadelphia Up by 50 Percent

Part of the Nutter Administration's Greenworks Plan is to increase the recycling rate in the City; they've been pretty successful...recycling is up about 50%. By diverting waste that would have ended up in the landfill, residents and business saved the City nearly $5 million in landfill costs.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

City Offices in Philadelphia Moving from Spring Garden to Market Street

The move should save $30 million dollars over the next 20 years.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Is it possible?

I can't believe I haven't had a post during 2009 thus far. To be honest, my job with City government for the last 18 months has been my busiest professional endeavor, leaving little time for other activities like blogs. Hopefully I will start getting things cranked up again. Hope everybody is well.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Kinks

FYI, the Kinks are my favorite band of all time.  Here's a video of one of their more recent hits.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I am on a break...

In case anybody was wondering, I am on a break. I have taken a new job working for the City of Philadelphia and will be focusing my time and attention on this work. Keep in touch.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Goodbye Philadelphia

If it's remotely related to Philadelphia, I like it. Along those lines, check out this song called "Goodybye Philadelphia", by Peter Cincotti.

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