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(Philadelphia L&I commissioner Carlton Williams and Mayor Nutter unveil an example of the new signage that will be required at construction sites in the city.   Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Unveils New Required Construction Site Signage

The new rule comes in the wake of last year’s building collapse on Market Street that killed six people.

07/17/2014

(credit: Steve Patterson/CBS 3)

Warning Signs That A House Is In Danger Of Collapsing

Given 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.

07/08/2014

Carlton Williams (credit: Phila. City TV)

L and I Commish: Dangerous Buildings In Constant Supply In Philadelphia

They’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

04/09/2014

St. Laurentius Catholic Church on East Berks Street in fishtown. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Fishtown Residents Vow to Save Historic Church

A group of Fishtown residents say they want to preserve a historic church that the Archdiocese closed in March.

04/06/2014

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

Philadelphia L & I Asks Community Development Corporations To Take Over Neighborhood Eyesores

Philadelphia’s Department of License and Inspections is hitting the streets and asking community groups to take over blighted properties.

11/09/2013

(L&I commissioner Carlton Williams testifies before a Philadelphia City Council committee investigating the deadly center city building collapse on June 5th.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Probe Into Deadly Building Collapse Highlights Two Levels of Care By City

L&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.

06/19/2013

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

Indications A Criminal Investigation Could Soon Be Underway In Deadly Building Collapse

Following the deadly building collapse in Center City on Wednesday, there are indications that a criminal investigation into the collapse could be opened up.

06/06/2013

(The demolition site at 2136 Market Street, taken by a concerned passerby the day before the deadly collapse.  The Salvation Army thrift store, in which six people were killed, is at far right.  Photo by Laura Mierson.)

City Officials Promise ‘Wide Ranging’ Probe Into Center City Demolition Disaster

City officials reiterated Thursday that the contractor hired to demolish the building met the licensing requirements.

06/06/2013

file photo (credit: Chopper 3 HD)

Center City Building Collapse Raises Questions

As crews dig for answers, questions remain – how could this happen and could this have been prevented?

06/06/2013

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers demonstrates how to give the trunk a fresh cut after bringing your tree home.   Credit:  Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Offers His Annual Holiday Tree Advice

Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers wants to make sure those families that celebrate by putting a Christmas tree in their living rooms do so safely.

12/06/2011

Litter Critter on South Street (credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Students, Local Artists Create ‘Litter Critters’ On South Street

Litter critters make South Street their new home, designed to encourage the public to feed them… trash. 



04/27/2011

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