Government

(The police car operated by Officer Mark Kimsey burst into flames shortly after he was extracted from the vehicle by passersby.)

Philadelphia Replacing Older Police Cars as Accident Probe Continues

Administration spokesman Mark McDonald says the decision was made to recall nearly 300 Chevrolet Impalas after a car fire on November 8th nearly cost an officer his life.

11/19/2014

(Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham fields questions from reporters after announcing she is running for mayor.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Former Phila. DA Lynne Abraham Makes It Official: She’s Running For Mayor

Brushing aside the question of her age — she’s now 73 — Abraham says as long as “your dreams exceed your regrets,” you’re not too old to hold public office.

11/19/2014

(Misha Williams testifies before City Council's Commerce and Economic Development Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

As Strike Threat Looms, Phila. Lawmakers Press For Better Treatment of Workers at PHL Airport

One former employee of an airport contractor, a wheelchair attendant, tearfully recounted being fired because of her activity in support of a fair wage.

11/19/2014

(Montgomery County sheriff Russell Bono.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Dozens Arrested in Latest Montco Sweep of Alleged Deadbeat Parents

Montgomery County sheriff Russell Bono says they’re pleased with the way the raids have been going.

11/19/2014

(Scene of the stabbing of Camden social worker Leah Coleman.  File photo by CBS3)

After Social Worker Stabbed in Camden, Union Worries About Ongoing Safety

CWA state president Hetty Rosenstein says security in the building where Coleman works has now been beefed up, but she’s not sure for how long.

11/19/2014

(Angela Navarro wipes away a tear during a rally and vigil in support of her effort to remain in the United States with her family.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Undocumented Immigrant Seeks Sanctuary from Deportation in W. Kensington Church

Angela Navarro, 27, has a husband and two children, all of whom are US citizens. But she is not.

11/18/2014

(A peaceful protest on November 17th in Clayton, Mo.    Photo by Michael B. Thomas/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Rally Set To Respond to Grand Jury Findings in Ferguson, Mo. Shooting

The rallies, dozens across the country, are being organized on social media.

11/18/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS)

Second Casino License For Philadelphia Awarded to Stadium Complex Project

LIVE! Hotel & Casino received the second casino license in Philadelphia.

11/18/2014

(credit: CBS 3)

Phila. School Officials Begin Sifting 40 Applications For New Charter Schools

The avalanche of applications came when the school district ended a seven-year moratorium on new charters, as a condition of receiving funding from a new, $2-a-pack Philadelphia cigarette surtax.

11/18/2014

(Doug Oliver announces the formation of an committee exploring his possible run for mayor in 2015.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Doug Oliver Says If He Runs For Phila. Mayor, It’ll Be as a Democrat

Doug Oliver was spokesman for Mayor Nutter during Nutter’s first term and is now a marketing vice president at PGW.

11/18/2014

(Robert Ciaruffoli and Donna Farrell, president and executive director of the World Meeting of Families, respectively, listen as Mayor Nutter speaks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art about the pope's upcoming visit to Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Delighted With Vatican Announcement, Say They’ll Be Ready

It is expected that Pope Francis will take part in events on the Ben Franklin Parkway both Saturday, Sept. 26th, and Sunday, Sept. 27th.

11/17/2014

(Photo by Kim Glovas)

Dems Pressing Local Donors To Help Bring 2016 Political Convention to Philadelphia

Former governor Ed Rendell says he’s confident that the city and local donors can raise the $84 million needed to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

11/17/2014

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia’s Poverty Rate Declined in 2013, But Not By Much

Eva Gladstein, head of the city’s Office of Community Empowerment, says Philadelphia is the poorest of the nation’s ten biggest cities.

11/17/2014

(City of Phila. revenue commissioner Clarena Tolson testifies before City Council's finance committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Is City Doing A Good Job Against Tax Deadbeats? Nutter, City Council Opinions Differ

The Nutter Administration says it’s doing a better job, but City Council members are wondering if more can be done.

11/17/2014

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

City Council Looks At Whether Philadelphia Should Have Citywide Food Composting

Calling the hearing was 8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass, a composting proponent. She says,
“Food waste doesn’t belong in the trash. It belongs in the compost bin.”

11/16/2014

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