Philadelphia’s Department of License and Inspections is hitting the streets and asking community groups to take over blighted properties.
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.
Following 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 reiterated Thursday that the contractor hired to demolish the building met the licensing requirements.
As crews dig for answers, questions remain – how could this happen and could this have been prevented?
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.
Litter critters make South Street their new home, designed to encourage the public to feed them… trash.