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(Nancy Winkler testifies before Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Presses Ahead With New Structure For L&I Oversight

Despite the plea for delay from the mother of a woman killed in the 2013 Market Street building collapse, the proposed charter change got City Council committee approval.

12/09/2014

(MIchael Cooper testifies before a City Council committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia City Council Tackles Thorny Issue of City’s Reindustrialization

Commerce Department officials said it’s tough to reclaim industrial jobs in Philadelphia which have fled to other parts of the country — or other countries.

11/21/2014

(The Washington Avenue Pier.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Nature Sanctuary Opens at Foot of Washington Ave. in South Philly

Tucked between the US Coast Guard Station and the Sheet Metal Workers’ union headquarters, at Washington Avenue and Columbus Boulevard, is the Washington Avenue Pier.

08/15/2014

(Councilman Jim Kenney, left, and deputy mayor Alan Greenberger, right, during City Council hearing.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Presses Nutter Administration Over Cost of Foreign Trips

Councilman Jim Kenney was among those questioning deputy maoyr Alan Greenberger about the value of Mayor Nutter’s taxpayer-funded overseas trips.

04/02/2014

Architect Gene Kohn presentation before the City Planning Commission.  (credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

SLS International Hotel/Condo Project, New Comcast Skyscraper Seek Zoning Changes

Two projects that will become Philadelphia’s tallest residential and commercial towers went before the City Planning Commission for zoning amendments.

02/18/2014

(Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, gestures toward a Marsden Hartley painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts that will be the subject of one of the Flower Show exhibits this year.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Additional Details of This Year’s Philadelphia Flower Show Revealed

This year’s edition, March 1st through 9th, is called “ARTiculture,” exploring the “fusion of art and horticulture.”

02/04/2014

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Steve Wynn Abruptly Pulls Out Of Running For Second Casino License In Philadelphia

Wynn Resorts has withdrawn its licensing application for a second casino in Philadelphia.

11/11/2013

(Axalta vice president Michael Crickenberger at the company's relocation announcement in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Axalta Coatings Moving Its Corporate Headquarters to Philadelphia

“If it’s got wheels on it, we paint it,” says Axalta vice president Michael Crickenberger.

10/02/2013

(PGCB commissioner Annemarie Kaiser looks at the graphs prepared by AKRF consultants for the city as commerce director Alan Greenberger goes over their findings.   Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Official Says City Prefers Center City For 2nd Casino

“The three proposals in South Philadelphia are less likely to induce further development and less likely to generate a new audience than the other three proposals,” city commerce director Alan Greenberger told a state oversight panel.

09/24/2013

(Cleanup continued the day after the building collapse that killed at least six people in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Jericka Duncan)

Deputy Mayor Confirms Receipt of Warning E-mails Before Deadly Building Collapse

The May e-mails from representatives of the owner of the building at 22nd and Market Streets included warnings about the safety of the Salvation Army Thrift Shop while the demolition of the neighboring building was in progress.

07/17/2013

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Development Plan For Lower Schuylkill River Is Unveiled

It’s an idea to breathe new life into a languishing former industrial area between Philadelphia International Airport and University City.

05/09/2013

(The Family Court building at 18th and Vine Streets, near Logan Circle.  File photo)

Developer Finalists Chosen To Convert Old Family Court Building To Hotel

“The old family court building on Logan Circle would make an ideal small hotel,” says the mayor’s commerce director, Alan Greenberger.

05/07/2013

(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Public Hearing Underway For 2nd Philadelphia Casino

A Philadelphia official has told the state gaming board that the city is still evaluating the six proposals for a second casino in Philadelphia and hasn’t decided yet which one it likes best.

04/11/2013

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City Council Wants Philadelphia Businesses To Offer Employees Paid Sick Days

Philadelphia City Councilman Bill Greenlee is once again trying to get the “Healthy Families and Workplaces” bill passed.

03/05/2013

(Supporters of mandatory paid sick leave demonstrate outside Philadelphia City Council chambers prior to a hearing on the proposed measure.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Push Paid-Sick-Leave Measure Forward Again

After a day-long hearing, a Philadelphia City Council committee hasapproved a bill that forces local businesses to offer workers paid sick leave.

03/05/2013

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