8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass — representing parts of the city’s northwest — says too many traffic tragedies could have been prevented if drivers simply slowed down.
They’re often called ‘notarios’ — scammers who demand thousands of dollars from new immigrants without any guarantee they can actually get them papers.
A Philadelphia City Council member wants to coax local universities into adopting stricter standards on what constitutes a sexual assault.
Council President Clarke, who lost his mother when he first got elected, says he enjoys hanging out with seniors. “They’ve taken the responsibility of watching over me over the years, and I just want to be in a position to return the favor.”
The failure of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s ambitious plan to sell PGW marks a new low in relations between Nutter and members of City Council. But the mayor insists he’ll be able to get things done in 2015, his final year in office, and rejects the label “lame duck.”
You’ll probably be hearing the Eagles fight song two, three, four times this afternoon as the Birds host the Seahawks at the Linc.
Mayor Michael Nutter’s long and politically difficult effort to sell PGW has officially ended. The firm chosen to buy the utility has nixed the deal because of City Council’s refusal to debate the plan.
City Council President Darrell Clarke talked about support for students inside and outside of the classroom as he handed out holiday turkeys on Tuesday afternoon.
Standardized tests like the PSSAs and now, the Keystone exams, are a major measure of student performance in Pennsylvania. But Philadelphia teachers union president Jerry Jordan told a Council hearing that they haven’t helped.
LOOP, the Longtime Owner Occupants Program, is aimed at owners who’ve been in one home for ten or more years and whose assessments more than tripled after the citywide reassessment.
Calling the hearing was 8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass, a composting proponent. She says,
“Food waste doesn’t belong in the trash. It belongs in the compost bin.”
Applause filled City Council chambers Thursday morning, as a citizen and detectives received commendations and standing ovations, for their roles in helping save kidnap victim Carlesha Gaither and capture her alleged abductor.
Two weeks after City Council President Darrell Clarke announced that council will not vote on the proposed sale of PGW, the firm UIL Holdings of Connecticut has announced that they’re not pulling out — at least not yet. UIL has had since July the right to terminate the sale agrement.
Philadelphia’s city council has passed a bill authorizing added penalties for gender identity and sexual orientation hate crimes that aren’t covered under state law.
Before Council’s Public Safety Committee is a measure that boosts the penalties for a variety of crimes when the offender is found to be motivated by the victims sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.