Month: June 2014

City Of Philadelphia Awarded $30 Million Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant By HUD

Grant will help neighborhood implement North Central Philadelphia’s transformation plan to create jobs, housing and opportunities for residents.rnrnPhiladelphia, June 30, 2014 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Philadelphia was awarded a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to revitalize the neighborhood of North Central Philadelphia.rnrn“This is an exciting day for the residents of the North Central neighborhood and the entire City of Philadelphia. This grant is critical to our comprehensive revitalization strategy – it will help us to address many of the serious challenges facing this community: poverty, unemployment, poor educational attainment and decreased opportunities for residents,” said Mayor Nutter. “I know that HUD’s investment will help us transform this community and acting as a lightning rod for even more investment from local, state and private sources. I am looking forward to seeing the impact this grant will have for North Central and our entire City and I want to thank all of our partners for their commitment to this project.”rnrnIn total, Philadelphia’s Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant funding will create 300 new units of housing, including 147 new and refurbished units at the Norris Apartments site, 600 construction jobs and 300 permanent jobs. Additionally, the City will leverage the grant funding to generate $125 million in federal, state, other public and private funds.rnrn“This funding provides local leaders with the resources to turn their plans into a reality,” said Jemine Bryon, Acting Assistant Secretary of HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing. “An environment or zip code should not determine a child’s future. We want to give every person access to ladders of opportunity by supporting efforts that tackle problems and unlock potential in distressed areas.”rnrnSenator Casey commented, “I’m very pleased that Philadelphia has been awarded this competitive grant, which has the potential to improve the local economy and help to transform this neighborhood. I weighed in with HUD about Philadelphia’s strong application, and I’m glad they also saw the great opportunity this neighborhood presents for economic growth and job creation.”rnrnCouncil President Darrell Clarke said, “The Choice Neighborhoods grant will be an important catalyst for revitalization efforts already under way in North Central Philadelphia. I am grateful to HUD for making this significant investment in our shared vision for better affordable housing and services for the residents of this neighborhood. Community involvement is and always has been key to this process. I congratulate all parties involved in securing the Choice Neighborhood grant.”rnrnTo obtain the grant, the City worked with more than forty partners, including the School District of Philadelphia, Temple University, the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), the Philadelphia Police Department, local leaders and community stakeholders through the Office of Community Housing and Development to create the resident-driven North Central Philadelphia transformation plan.rnrn“This grant is one of the most significant investments in affordable housing by the federal government in Philadelphia in recent years. This important grant will enable PHA and the City to invest in affordable housing and gives us a roadmap to build stronger, safer, more vibrant and sustainable communities,” said Kelvin Jeremiah, President and CEO, PHA. “I am especially grateful to Secretary Donovan, Senator Bob Casey, Mayor Nutter, Council President Clarke and our City and Local partners for their steadfast support. This accomplishment would have not been possible without the planning, dedication and investment in time and resources from our great partners.”rnrnNilda Ruiz, President and CEO, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM), added, “Providing quality social services and community economic development is vital to change a community. This grant gives the opportunity for the private and public sectors to work together to positively influence the quality of life for current residents and future generations.”rnrnThe Choice Neighborhoods program supports locally driven strategies to address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. The program is designed to stimulate critical improvements in neighborhood assets, including vacant property, housing, services and schools.rnrnChoice Neighborhoods Implementation grants focus on three core areas:rnrnHousing: Replace existing distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality, mixed-income, energy-efficient housing;rnPeople: Increase access to or create new services and supports delivered directly to youth and their families to improve education outcomes and intergenerational mobility within the community; andrnNeighborhood: Support the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in North Central, including safety, good schools and commercial activity.rn“This Neighborhood Choice grant will improve the life chances for thousands of Philadelphians who will be brought into the revitalization and prosperity of our city,” said Congressman Chaka Fattah. “I am extremely pleased to see the North Central Philadelphia community — and its dedicated partners — recognized for their vision of a brighter future for this neighborhood. I have been an advocate of this program and every year I have fought for its funding. I am proud to see these funds come home today.”rnrnA series of community meetings identified the following resident priorities: more job training and opportunities; reduced crime and increased neighborhood safety; elimination of trash-strewn vacant land; and high-quality educational resources. The North Central Philadelphia transformation plan will address all of these areas of concern.rnrnCorridor investments will enhance the economic vitality of the neighborhood by linking residents to assets such as transit, retail, parks and schools. Streetscape amenities – sidewalk repairs, lighting, bus shelters and tree planting – will beautify corridors, improve neighborhood safety, and create a healthier and more sustainable urban environment. Neighborhood walk-ability, new recreational opportunities and health initiatives will improve both the physical and mental health of community residents. A revolving loan fund provided by Philadelphia LISC will help to fill vacancies and attract mixed use development to the Germantown Avenue commercial corridor.rnrnPartners such as the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Village of Arts and Humanities will expand existing programs to turn derelict lots into productive and attractive spaces, while targeted infill housing will replace vacant lots with new housing. In all, over 700 lots will be greened or developed.rnrnEducation initiatives led by Temple University and other partners will increase and improve pre-K opportunities, provide intensive and targeted education supports to neighborhood schools, offer additional educational programming to students, help close the digital divide, and assist high school students as they prepare for college or the workforce after graduation. The workforce and education center will provide the space required to offer a full range of job training, educational and employment placement counseling programs and services. The Reinvestment Fund, Econsult Solutions and Temple University will lead a rigorous evaluation process to ensure that the strategic initiatives in the Transformation Plan remain on target.rnrn“Previous strategic City investments have improved sections of the neighborhood,” said Deborah McColloch, Director of the City’s Office of Housing and Community Development. “With this grant and the funding it will leverage, our successes to date will be expanded to include the entire community.”rnrn###rnrnFor more information on the Office of Housing and Community Development and the Transformation Plan visit:http://www.phila.gov/OHCD/rnrnFor more information on the Choice Neighborhood Implementation grant visit: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/cn

Kick Off Summer Entertaining by Giving the Backyard a Makeover

Simple additions from Garden Media make it easy to prep a backyard, patio or outdoor space before summer parties.rnnnrnrnnnrnnnPhiladelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014nnGarden parties, barbeques and outdoor gatherings are the perfect way to kick off summer.nnrnnnTurning a dull outdoor space into a backyard oasis has never been easier. Simply spruce up the backyard with these fast, easy and beautiful solutions from garden experts at Garden Media before a summer party.nnrnnnHeat Things Up with ColornnrnnnStart with flowers. This year, outdoor decorating is all about simplicity and elegance. Begin by showcasing beautiful flowers in the garden. A colorful choice is Suntory’s new Surfinia® Heavenly Blueâ„¢ trailing petunia.nnrnnnSurfinia® Heavenly Blueâ„¢ comes in large, ready-to-use containers that can be popped into any basket or container for an instant burst of color. Plus, the deep lavender blue flowers stand up to heat and humidity, blooming all the way through summer until the first frost.nnrnnnMake a StatementnnrnnnA lovely plant deserves a statement container. Add elegant containers in the must-have color of the season, gray.nnrnnnNativeCast’s new Crab Apple Collection is cast from a tree in the yard where founder Ricky Giacco grew up.nnrnnnThese eco-friendly garden containers complement any landscape and when coupled with vibrant blooms, instantly transform a yard.nnrnnnProtect Guests in StylennrnnnNo one enjoys the buzz or bite of bugs while spending time around the grill or summer campfire. Do double-duty by decorating the yard and keeping pesky insects out of sight and out of mind.nnrnnnThe new OrnamenTrapâ„¢ from RESCUE!® protects guests from annoying flies or harmful wasps while adding a decorative touch to the yard. Even better, the OrnamenTrapâ„¢ is non-toxic, easy to set-up and reusable.nnrnnnCreate a backyard oasis for endless entertaining opportunities. Enjoy the outdoors with cookouts on warm summer days and campfires on cool summer nights.nnrnnnFor more information on how to transform the yard for a party, visit Garden Media.nnrnnnGarden Media ignites buzz for clients, offers innovative PR campaigns and secures top media placements and partnerships. The boutique PR and marketing firm is known as the best in the home, garden, horticulture, outdoor living, and lawn and landscape industries. The annual Garden Trends Report is one of the most published garden studies in trade and consumer news. Visit http://www.gardenmediagroup.com for more information.

Viator Chọn Philadephia 1 Trong Các Thành Phố Cho Kỷ Niệm Hàng Đầu Trong Ngày Lễ Độc lập Hoa Kỳ

Theo nguồn tin trên trang mạng của prweb.comrnrnFrom the Shores of San Francisco to the Bays of Boston, Viator Names the Top Experiences for Celebrating the StatesrnrnWorld-renowned Fireworks, Luxury Cruises and Insider Tours of Congress and Gettysburg Showcase the Formidable Fabric of AmericarnrnSan Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014rnIndependence Day fireworks are a great American tradition – so why stay home to watch the festivities? The team at Viator, the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, has compiled a list of the top tours and activities offering some of the remarkable vantage points to watch the sky sparkle this 4th of July. And with the fourth falling on a Friday this year, it’s also a great time to take advantage of the long weekend to explore some of the country’s top destinations for paying tribute to American history.rnrn…rnrnSalute the Nation in DC, Philadelphia and Bostonrnrn Philadelphia: The July 4th holiday weekend is a perfect time to take a journey through the “Birthplace of Democracy” where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were created. Viator’s Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia stops at more than 20 historic sites including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and the Founding Fathers Tour visits the former home of George Washington and John Adams, Liberty Bell, Curtis Center, Washington Square, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Independence National Park.rnrnFor more information on Viator as well as the latest deals, promotions, contests and news, check out Viator.com, the Viator Tours & Activities App (iOS and Android) and the Viator Travel Blog. Follow Viator on Facebook and Twitter.rnrnAbout ViatorrnrnViator is the leading global tours and activities provider for travelers, delivering online and mobile access to thousands of curated trip activities including tours, attractions, shore excursions and private guides, in more than 1,500 destinations worldwide. In-house travel experts work with trusted local operators to ensure the quality and value of every experience, all backed by Viator’s 24/7 customer service and global low-price guarantee. With more than 500,000 verified reviews plus exclusive videos and insider travel tips, Viator has everything a traveler needs to find and book the best things to do worldwide. In addition to the flagship site – Viator.com – travelers can book in advance or in-destination via the Viator Tours and Activities App, as well as local-language sites for European, Latin American and Asian travelers. Viator also provides tours and activities to more than 3,000 affiliate partners including some of the world’s top airlines, hotels and online travel agencies. Founded in 1995, Viator is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas. Viator – travel with an insider.

Tiểu bang Pennsylvania Cho Câu Cá Miễn Phí Trong Ngày Lễ Độc lập Hoa Kỳ

Independence Day Marks Second PA Fish-for-Free DayrnrnHARRISBURG, Pa., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Families and friends visiting Pennsylvania’s popular outdoor spots over the July 4 holiday weekend can enjoy a day of free fishing, thanks to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).rnrnIndependence Day – Friday, July 4 – marks the second of two free fishing days in the Commonwealth. Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone – residents and non-residents – to legally fish in Pennsylvania without a fishing license. From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., no fishing license is needed to fish in Pennsylvania’s waterways. All other fishing regulations apply.rnrn”Fish-for-Free days are one of the enticements we use to introduce friends and family to the sport of fishing,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “Lakes and parks are always popular spots during the summer and particularly on holidays. This is a convenient way for visitors to try fishing at no cost.”rnrn”We know that once people try fishing, particularly kids, they will see that it is a great recreational activity and they will want to do it more,” he added.rnrnNewcomers to the sport can borrow equipment from dozens of fishing tackle loaner sites across the state.rnrn”We want to encourage individuals to try fishing so we’ve made it easy by setting up tackle loaner sites,” adds Laurel Anders, director of the Bureau of Boating and Outreach. “Many of the sites are right at state parks, which are always a popular place for visitors on holidays. But we also have loaner sites at county parks and some public libraries.”rnrnClick here for the list of loaner sites.rnrnThe first Fish-for-Free Day was Memorial Day.rnrnMore information is available on the PFBC website at: www./fishandboat.com/fishforfree.htm. The website includes interactive maps, regional fishing reports, and tips on fishing fundamentals.rnrnRegional Media Contacts – Please contact a regional outreach coordinator for more information and to set up on-the-water interviews with Waterways Conservation Officers.rnrnNorthwest Region (Counties – Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren)rnrnKeith Edwardsrn(814) 336-2426rnkedwards@pa.govrnrnSouthwest Region (Counties – Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland)rnrnDennis Tubbsrn(814) 443-9841rndtubbs@pa.govrnrnNorthcentral and Southcentral Regions (NC Counties – Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Union; SC Counties – Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York)rnrnDee Fisherrn(717) 705-7919rndeafisher@pa.govrnrnNE and SE Regions (NE Counties – Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming; SE Counties – Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill)rnrnWalt Dietzrn(570) 477-2206rnwdietz@pa.govrnrnSOURCE Pennsylvania Fish & Boat CommissionrnrnrnrnRELATED LINKSrnhttp://www.fishandboat.com

10 Top Philadelphia Fine Dining Establishments Revealed by bestofluxury.com for June 2014

bestofluxury.com publishes ratings of 10 best Philadelphia fine dining restaurants for June 2014.rnnnrnrnnnrnnn(PRWEB) June 24, 2014nnThe independent authority on affluent living, bestofluxury.com, has announced the ten top Philadelphia luxury restaurants in the June 2014 edition of the recommendations released online. Businesses searching for illustrious Philadelphia luxury restaurants access the recommendations at bestofluxury.com. Each fine dining restaurant featured within the recommendations has been put through a rigorous examination to decide how well they perform compared to industry standards and competitors.nnrnnnTo view the ratings of the best Philadelphia fine dining establishments, click here.nnrnnnThe bestofluxury.com independent research team spends time analyzing Philadelphia restaurants by taking an in-depth look at key strengths and competitive advantages of performing luxury restaurants. The rankings are created through the use of an set of evaluation areas. The five areas used to measure and compare restaurants include cuisine, expertise, availability, recognition, and environment. Luxury restaurants are put to the test to ensure the best restaurants are featured to assist businesses in selecting the absolute best restaurants to meet their specific needs.nnrnnnABOUT bestofluxury.comnnrnnnbestofluxury.com is an established independent research firm focusing on the investigation and rankings of luxurious living fine dining establishments all around the world. The rankings are produced by the independent research team each month to highlight the top Philadelphia fine dining establishments based on their accomplishments and their rating achieved through the proprietary investigation process.nnrnnnPhiladelphia luxury restaurants interested in being evaluated can visit:nnrnnnhttp://bestofluxury.news-prs.com/us/apply-for-rankings

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LAUNCHES 2014 SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM

Posted on June 23, 2014 by City of PhiladelphiarnThe City of Philadelphia announced the launch of the 2014 Summer Meals program and the opening of summer meal sites, which provide free and healthy breakfast, lunches and snacks to thousands of Philadelphians ages 18 and younger every Monday through Friday through August 29, 2014.rnrn“Making sure our young people have nutritious, satisfying meals daily is critical to ensuring kids are safe and healthy during the summer months,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “Unfortunately, less than half of the students who receive free or discounted lunches during the school year participate in the Summer Meals program. This means that thousands of students are potentially living without access to proper meals while they are out of school. Through the Summer Meals program we are working to end childhood hunger in Philadelphia. In 2013 alone, more than 3.4 million meals were distributed and I know we can provide even more meals this year. There are many safe spaces for young people to receive a free meal in every neighborhood this summer.”rnrnMeal sites are located at a variety of public spaces, including recreation centers, schools, churches and community centers. In addition to these sites, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PP&R) hosts Playstreets, which are designated city blocks closed to traffic that provide free meals and programming to young people throughout Philadelphia.rnrnTo find a summer meal location near you, text “MEALPA” to 877877 or call the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger hotline at 1-855-252-MEAL. Individuals and organizations interested in signing up to host summer meals can still register before July 15th by contacting PP&R at 215-685-2719.rnrn“Instilling healthy eating habits in our children at an early age will help them live long, healthy and productive lives,” said Susan Slawson, First Deputy for Recreation and Programs. “We are proud of our healthy eating programs. Providing opportunities for healthy eating is just as important as the numerous recreational and educational programs we provide to the youth.”rnrnThe Summer Meals program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Meal sites are hosted across the City in partnership with PP&R, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Nutritional Development Services, the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, the Philadelphia Housing Authority and many others.rnrnThe Summer Meals Program is coordinated in partnership with Fun Safe Philly Summer, the City’s effort to provide free summer programming and access to free summer meals for young people throughout Philadelphia.rnrnFor more information on the Summer Meals Program or available summer programming through Fun Safe Philly Summer, log on to www.funsafephillysummer.com or call 3-1-1.rnrn###rnrnFun Safe Philly Summer is an Office of Mayor Michael A. Nutter, city-wide, partnered initiative to provide Philadelphia youth with programming and opportunities to stay active and engaged all summer long. To find, available programming, fun, free activities and a summer meal location near you, log on to www.funsafephillysumer.com or follow Fun Safe Philly Summer on Twitter @PhillySummer.

PHILADELPHIA PARKS AND RECREATION KICKS OFF 2014 POOL SEASON

Posted on June 23, 2014 by City of PhiladelphiarnPhiladelphia, June 20, 2014 – Michael DiBerardinis, Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources, kicked off the 2014 pool season at Cruz Recreation Center (6th & Master Streets) in the Kensington neighborhood. During the next two weeks, pools will open every day until all 70 are open; and all pools will open by July 1. Pools will operate from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday – Friday, and 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on weekends.rnrn“City pools provide citizens with a safe, fun, free way to cool off in the summer right in their own neighborhoods,” said DiBerardinis. “In addition, our aquatics program provides summer jobs for youth; we employ more than 800 people every summer as lifeguards and pool maintenance aids.”rnrnCity pools provide opportunities for exercise and relaxation in a healthy and safe environment. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the City agency that operates and staffs the pools, also provides free swim lessons to children. Parents or guardians can visit or call their neighborhood recreation center to find out how to apply.rnrnTo find a pool in your neighborhood visit:http://www.phila.gov/ParksandRecreation/placestogo/facilities/Pages/SwimmingPools.aspxrnrnFor more free summer fun opportunities visit:http://www.phila.gov/youthprograms/Pages/default.aspxrnThe City pool opening schedule for 2014 is as follows:

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s 18th Annual Fetal Surgery Family Reunion Gathers Families from Across the U.S

Over 300 children who received prenatal care at CHOP’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment gathered with their families to celebrate 18 years of hopernrnPHILADELPHIA, June 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Over 1,500 people from 22 states came together today at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to celebrate the 18th annual Family Reunion hosted by the Hospital’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.rnrnThe reunion, sponsored by the Anapol Schwartz Foundation, brings together a unique community of families who have shared similar struggles. Nearly all of the children in attendance were prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect, such as spina bifida, congenital heart disease or twin-twin transfusion syndrome, that had potentially devastating outcomes. Babies diagnosed with these birth defects either underwent fetal surgery to treat the condition before birth or received highly sophisticated care immediately after birth.rnrn”The fetal family reunion is our team’s favorite day of the year,” said N. Scott Adzick, M.D., Surgeon-In-Chief at Children’s Hospital and director of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment. “Since our first reunion in 1997, attendance has grown from just ten families to over 300 at today’s event. We care for families from all over the world, so this reunion is a great opportunity for our team to reunite with them and celebrate.”rnrnEstablished in 1995, CHOP’s Center is now the largest and most comprehensive fetal program in the world, having welcomed more than 15,000 expectant mothers from all 50 states and more than 60 countries.rnrn”This year is particularly special, as our Center’s very first patients – many whom underwent highly complex surgical interventions to repair birth defects while they were still in their mother’s womb – are graduating high school,” said Lori J. Howell, R.N., M.S.N., Executive Director of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment. “Having known these teenagers since before they were born, watching them grow-up into amazing young men and woman is truly remarkable.”rnrnEach week at CHOP, highly sophisticated surgical teams repair spina bifida and other birth defects in the womb, place fetal shunts to treat life-threatening congenital conditions, or perform minimally invasive procedures in the mother’s uterus to treat complications in fetal twins. Of approximately 4,000 fetal surgeries done worldwide, a quarter of them have been performed at CHOP, more than at any other hospital. The Center staff has also managed thousands of pregnancies complicated by birth defects, like congenital diaphragmatic hernia and gastroschisis, in which newborns need immediate specialized medical care or surgery after delivery. rnrn”It is truly inspiring to see so many children, who as babies likely could have died, now running around and growing up healthy and strong,” said Adzick, “and as the field of fetal surgery and therapy continues to advance, we look forward to treating more and more babies.” rnrnAbout The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program receives the highest amount of National Institutes of Health funding among all U.S. children’s hospitals. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.rnrnContact: Ashley Moore rnPhone: 267.426.6071rnCell: 215.630.4683rnMoorea1@email.chop.edu rnrnPhoto – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140622/120397rnrnSOURCE The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

JMR Graphics Responds to an Article Discussing Philadelphia’s New Outdoor Advertising Strategies

Nationwide carwraps manufacturer JMR Graphicscomments on an article discussing how the city of Philadelphia will begin posting advertisements on city-owned buildings and vehiclesrnrnCENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — JMR Graphics, a nationwide car wraps manufacturer, responds to an article published by Curbed that discusses how billboards and outdoor advertisements help raise revenue in Philadelphia over the next few years. rnrnPhoto – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140604/94640rnrnAccording to a May 9th article from Curbed titled “Outdoor Advertising, The Scourge of Philadelphia, Moves to Public Buildings and Vehicles,” the city’s Managing Director explores the use billboards to bring attention to consumers. Philadelphia is in need of money, the advertisements will help bring in revenue for the city. The billboards that are chosen will not be traditional ones. According to the Department of Health, the ad topics will not be “food, drinks, medical services or pharmaceuticals.” SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, already allows advertisements on their vehicles and has a contract that will bring in $150 million over seven years.rnrnTJ Panell, a representative from nationwide vehicle wraps manufacturer JMR Graphics, says, “The advertisement industry today has become necessary to promote business. If Philadelphia is in need of revenue, then they should use the billboards to help them reach that goal. The use of wraps and informing consumers about various goods will benefit both the city and the business.”rnrnJMR Graphics is an award winning Nationwide 3M Certified Manufacturer of Graphics for over a quarter of a century. We specialize in branding companies through Fleet Graphics, Vehicle Wraps, Architectural Wall Graphics, Promotional Window Clings, Floor Graphics, Event Signage and much more. We offer a variety of 3M Graphics Films, which are specially designed for most surfaces that require a changeable, short and long-term application. Our exceptional “Turn Key Service” is backed with a 3M MCS Warranty to give you peace of mind when you need optimum performance for the intended life of your graphics. With our state-of-the-art, cutting-edge facility we inspire our clients by providing creative design, custom-printed graphics and handle a network of nationwide installers. JMR Graphics provides expert capabilities and capacities needed to meet any graphic challenge.rnrnMedia Contact: Scott Darrohn, JMR Graphics, 855-347-4228, takara@fishbat.comrnrnNews distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.comrnrnSOURCE JMR Graphics