Reports That Inspectors Are Ignoring New Rules For Demolitions Prompts InvestigationIt's the first crack in the mayor's unwavering defense of his L and I commissioner.
Kenney, Anticipating Likely November Victory, Begins Work on HiringKenney says he's not taking a victory in the mayoral race for granted, but he does plan to meet with Mayor Nutter shortly about personnel.
Phila. Fire Department Steps In To Help Deal With Large, Derelict BuildingsThe fire department and L&I will perform joint inspections of commercial and industrial properties larger than 15,000 square feet.
Phila. Official Warns of Slippery Scammer Posing As City L&I InspectorCarlton Williams, commissioner of the city's Department of Licenses & Inspections, says they've received three reports since Monday of a person posing as an L&I inspector and gaining entry to homes.
Philadelphia Unveils New Required Construction Site SignageThe new rule comes in the wake of last year's building collapse on Market Street that killed six people.
Warning Signs That A House Is In Danger Of CollapsingGiven the recent collapse of several row homes in the City's Cobbs Creek neighborhood, local experts want to make sure homeowners know what to look for before a collapse happens.
L and I Commish: Dangerous Buildings In Constant Supply In PhiladelphiaThey're called IDs -- Imminently Dangerous Buildings -- and L and I Commissioner Carlton Williams told council members at a budget hearing that the city currently has about 600 of them
Fishtown Residents Vow to Save Historic ChurchA group of Fishtown residents say they want to preserve a historic church that the Archdiocese closed in March.
Philadelphia L & I Asks Community Development Corporations To Take Over Neighborhood EyesoresPhiladelphia's Department of License and Inspections is hitting the streets and asking community groups to take over blighted properties.
City Council Probe Into Deadly Building Collapse Highlights Two Levels of Care By CityL&I commissioner Carlton Williams acknowledged that the safety standards for the city's own demolitions -- demolitions of city-owned properties -- are stricter than what is demanded for private property.
Indications A Criminal Investigation Could Soon Be Underway In Deadly Building CollapseFollowing the deadly building collapse in Center City on Wednesday, there are indications that a criminal investigation into the collapse could be opened up.
City Officials Promise 'Wide Ranging' Probe Into Center City Demolition DisasterCity officials reiterated Thursday that the contractor hired to demolish the building met the licensing requirements.