Comcast Launches Discount Internet Program For SeniorsLow-income senior citizens in Philadelphia can now get discounted internet service, thanks to some hard bargaining by city council.
Philadelphia City Council Members Eye Alternatives To Soda TaxEven among the three council members who openly oppose the tax, there is strong support for universal pre-K.
Harvard Researchers Say Philly Soda Tax Could Save $197 MillionA new study from Harvard University, funded by the JPB Foundation and Healthy Food America is arguing the tax could actually save money, consumers’ waistlines and lives.
City Council Tries To Make Amends For Ugly Chapter In City HistoryThe apology will be presented to Robinson's widow Rachel.
City Council Explores Hidden Hazards Behind Reverse MortgagesRuth Guerriero and her husband decided to downsize, several years ago. They were able to pay cash for their South Philadelphia ranch house.
Mayor Kenney Unveils City Budget ProposalsThe Mayor proposed paying for all his initiatives with a three cent an ounce tax on sugary beverages, something he made it clear he was prepared to fight for.
New Form Of Photo ID May Be Coming To Philadelphia SoonIt would have some added benefits.
City Council Committee Hearing Held On State Of Phila. SchoolsNot enough nurses, too few counselors, oversized classes: All the familiar problems emerged during a Philadelphia city council committee hearing Thursday on the state of the schools.
Council President Sponsors Bill Aimed At Increasing Local Hiring For Projects That Receive City SubsidiesThe City Council President says, right now, less than a third of work on city construction sites goes to Philadelphians.
City Council Committee Passes Bill Requiring Children To Wear Helmets When Riding HoverboardsPhiladelphia parents planning to purchase hoverboards for their children should also plan on buying helmets and joint guards.
Tense Exchanges At Confirmation Hearing For Phila. City SolicitorThe nomination passed out of the Committee of the Whole and will be voted on next week.
2 City Council Republican At-Large Members Go Different Ways On Parking AuthorityPhiladelphia City Council guarantees two seats to Republicans, to insure the party is represented despite being in the political minority. But it doesn't mean they always agree.