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(Matthew Wolfe.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Wolfe Seen As Likely GOP Nominee For Special City Council At-Large Election

Matthew Wolfe, a GOP ward leader in Philadelphia, says he is ready to run against the Democrats’ pick in the May special election for the City Council seat recently vacated by Bill Green.

03/13/2014

(Pa. rep. Ed Neilson, left, meets with Philadelphia Democratic committee people and their leader, US Rep. Bob Brady, right, at Democratic Committee headquarters, near 3rd and Spring Garden Streets.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Dems Pick Pa. Rep. Ed Neilson To Run For Bill Green’s Council Seat

State rep Ed Neilson (at lectern in photo) said he’ll look forward to being closer to his Northeast Philadelphia home and his family if he wins.

03/11/2014

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

City Council President Announces Special Election to Fill Green’s Seat

Darrell Clarke has decided to call a special election to fill the vacancy created by the departure of former at-large councilman Bill Green, now chair of the School Reform Commission.

03/04/2014

In file photo: SRC Chariman Bill Green (credit: CBS3)

SRC Chair Doubtful Superintendent Will Get All Money Requested To Improve Philly Schools

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite put a $320 million price tag on his action plan. But new SRC chair Bill Green said the district shouldn’t count on getting that much money from the city and state.

02/22/2014

FILE PHOTO (Bill Green and Farah Jimenez are sworn in as chair and member, respectively, of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Bill Green Sworn In As Chairman Of SRC, No Special Election Planned Yet To Fill His Council Seat

The decision on whether to call a special election rests now with Council President Darrell Clarke, and for the moment he is not commenting about his plans.

02/19/2014

FILE PHOTO (Bill Green and Farah Jimenez are sworn in as chair and member, respectively, of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School Reform Commission Gets New Chair, New Member

Former Philadelphia city councilman Bill Green is now officially the chairman of the School Reform Commission.

02/18/2014

Jan. 17, 2014: (Gov. Corbett, at lectern, announces the appointment of Bill Green, partially hidden, to head the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Senate Confirms Green, Jimenez To School Reform Commission

The state senate approved the nominations of City Councilman Bill Green to be SRC chair, and Farah Jimenez to be an SRC member.

02/04/2014

Jan. 17, 2014: (Gov. Corbett, at lectern, announces the appointment of Bill Green, partially hidden, to head the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Corbett Sidesteps Philly Protests For SRC Announcement

As expected, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett filled two seats on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.

01/17/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia’s Democratic Party Boss Sees Vigorous Fight For Green’s Council Seat

Congressman Bob Brady, who heads Philadelphia’s Democratic party, says a line has already formed of people vying for Bill Green’s at-large seat.

01/17/2014

(City councilman Bill Green, in file photo from City of Phila. TV)

Corbett To Tap Green To Head SRC

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission should soon be back to full strength. KYW Newsradio has learned Governor Corbett is expected to fill two open seats on the panel as early as Friday.

01/17/2014

(Philadelphia City Council.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Moves Toward Overhaul of City’s Main Business Tax

A City Council committee has okayed a major change in the city’s Business Income and Receipts Tax, but any final vote may not come for many months.

12/11/2013

(An abandoned property on East Phil-Ellena Street in Philadelphia.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

City Council Presses Nutter To Sell Property Tax Liens To Collection Agencies

The sponsor of the measure, Councilman Bill Green, says selling tax liens on foreclosed properties would bring millions to the school district that the city otherwise would never see.

10/24/2013

(Councilman Wilson Goode Jr., seen in 2011 file photo, pressed for a vote to curtail the city's ten-year tax abatement program on new construction.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Councilmembers Skirt Controversial Property Tax Vote

“This is generally a tax break for the few, the new, and the well-to-do, not for most of Philadelphia,” Councilman Goode said of the tax-abatement program he would like to curtail.

09/12/2013

Arthur Makadon has dies at the age of 70. (Credit: ballardspahr.com)

Top Philly Power Broker, Law Firm Head, Arthur Makadon Dies At 70

Arthur Makadon, one of Philadelphia’s top behind-the-scenes power brokers and the former head of one of the city’s most powerful law firms, has died.

07/24/2013

(A Philadelphia voting machine.  File photo)

Water Rate Controversy Among Four Questions On Philadelphia Ballots

At issue: whether the water commissioner should have the final say on rate hikes.

11/05/2012

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