At Vogt Playground, in the city’s Tacony section, 8- to 12-year-olds celebrated the end of the six-week “Philly Play” summer camp series by going head-to-head in a variety of sports and activities.
Penn Environment field organizer Sophie Grueterich says while Philadelphia has set a goal of producing enough solar power for 20,000 homes by 2025, more solar-friendly policies are needed to make it happen.
The children have put together a video inviting the first lady to the program’s big finish on August 13th, at Vogt Recreation Center.
The program, started last year by Councilman Bobby Henon, is being expanded to ten targeted recreation centers, one in each councilmanic district.
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Richard North III was sentenced to three years’ probation. He has already paid restitution of more than $62,000 and written a letter of apology to Councilman Bobby Henon.
Mayor Nutter vetoed a bill that would require a zoning variance for any new medical offices in the northeast section of the city. But City Council quickly overrode the veto.
“The Upper Northeast is overloaded with medical practices, and the new zoning code pretty much allows anything to be turned medical,” said Councilman Brian O’Neill.
Sixth District councilman Bobby Henon says bandit signs -– usually offering cash for gold or cash for your home or car — are a constant and annoying nuisance throughout the city.
City Council wants to put Mayor Nutter’s property assessors under the microscope.
With jobs in manufacturing on the rise across the country, Mayor Michael Nutter has created a task force to find ways Philadelphia can jump on that bandwagon.
The Council hearing came one day after the administration decided to continue the legal battle and appeal the arbitration award in Commonwealth Court.
Firefighters opposed to the plan packed Council chambers today as councilmembers Jim Kenney, Bobby Henon, and Mark Squilla questioned Commissioner Ayers firsthand about the transfer policy.
Joe Syrnick of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation said the final legislation should satisfy both environmentalists and developers.
A city council committee today debates a plan from the Nutter Administration to boost the penalties for riding all terrain vehicles in parks and on sidewalks.