Minority, Women-Run Businesses Get Inside Scoop On Landing Major Contracts In PhiladelphiaWith the Democratic National Convention coming to Philadelphia next year, there's a renewed effort to get minority and women-run small businesses access to decision makers on city contracts.
At-Large Seats Among Contested Phila. City Council RacesIn addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party's nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.
Bill Inspired By Walt Disney Aims To Reduce Litter On Philadelphia Streets, SidewalksCorner stores in Philadelphia will soon be required to put trash and recycling bins out front, thanks to City Council...and Walt Disney.
Phila. Councilwoman Wants Voters To Make Mayor's LGBT Office PermanentNow that this is Mayor Nutter's last year in office, councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown fears that another mayor could eliminate the LGBT office he created.
Phila. Candidates For Mayor and Council Get Ballot Positions For May 19th PrimaryBallot positions for the May 19th primary were determined in a very low-tech way: the candidates chose numbered balls out of a coffee can.
City Officials Offer New Proposals Aimed At Combating LitteringA city councilwoman, along with the Nutter Administration, want Philadelphia to take a 'Disneyland approach' when it comes to litter.
Councilwoman Says New Deal Will Replace Proposed Ban on Cash-For-Cellphone KiosksCouncilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown fears that the cash-for-cellphone kiosks would prompt a rise in thefts of mobile phones.
City Council Will Look To Add Hate Crimes To Philadelphia CodeCity council members are introducing a bill that adds hate crimes to the individual conduct portion of the city code.
Philadelphia Groups Back Effort To Clarify EPA's Role For Clean WaterEnvironmentalists and activists gathered today at Boathouse Row to tout the importance of new rules clarifying the reach and control of the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers over major waterways and the streams and creeks that flow into them.
Phila. Lawmakers Move Toward Allowing Advertising on School Buses and BuildingsPhiladelphia school district chief operating officer Fran Burns told Council's Rules Committee that passage of the bill doesn't guarantee that the district will follow through on putting ads in schools.
Phila. Councilmembers Agree To Explore Cell Phone Buyback 'ATMs'At a City Council hearing, company officials laid out the security precautions in each transaction -- including thumbprints, multiple photographs, and a scan of photo IDs.
Philadelphia Lawmaker Moves To Ban Cash-For-Cellphone MachinesCouncilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown fears the machines may prompt a rise in mobile phone thefts.