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(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Council President Stays Mum On Mayoral Ambitions, Says Timeline Is In Place

This past weekend brought the annual New York City gathering of local politicos known as the Pennsylvania Society, and the soirees included a fundraiser for Council President Clarke.

12/15/2014

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City Councilman Aims To Ban Parking On Apron Of City Hall

Councilman Kenney is fed up with public officials being allowed to park their personal cars all day on the apron of City Hall.

12/13/2014

(Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Despite PGW Defeat, Nutter Rejects “Lame Duck” Label

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.”

12/08/2014

Protesters spray-painted "Mike Brown" on decorations at City Hall. (credit: Todd Quinones)

Protesters Seeking Justice Crash Tree Lighting Ceremony At City Hall

The sounds of the holiday season were upstaged by chants for justice by protesters in Philadelphia Wednesday evening.

12/04/2014

Councilman Ed Neilson (Image from City of Philadelphia TV)

Council Members Vent Anger Over Nutter’s New Prescription Plan For Some City Workers

City Council members are furious about Mayor Michael Nutter’s new plan to encourage city workers to stop smoking, and they gave his aides an earful at a hearing Wednesday.

12/04/2014

Demonstrators protesting on floor of 30th Street Station (credit: Walt Hunter/ CBS 3)

Ferguson Protesters March Through Center City And Gather At City Hall During Tree Lighting Ceremony

Protesters are set to march from 30th Street Station to City Hall around 4 p.m.

12/03/2014

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Second Day Of Demonstrations In Philadelphia Protesting Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Several hundred gathered at City Hall around 3 p.m. Tuesday and marched up Broad Street for a rally near Cecil B. Moore Avenue carrying signs and a large poster of Michael Brown.

11/25/2014

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Successful First Weekend At City Hall’s New Ice Skating Rink

Hundreds flocked to Dilworth Park for the first weekend of ice skating at City Hall.

11/22/2014

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Today Marks Deadline To Register To Vote In Pennsylvania’s General Election

It’s not a presidential election year, but in the commonwealth voters will be going to the polls on November 4 to elect candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, the state House and Senate, and for U.S. Congress.

10/06/2014

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Trenton’s New Mayor Making Public Safety A Top Priority

No murders in the city since mid-July has new Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson really upbeat about the direction of public safety.

10/02/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Philadelphia City Hall’s Illuminated Clock Tower Gets Modern Makeover

The energy efficient overhaul is part of the city’s larger Guaranteed Energy Savings project meant to lower the city’s energy consumption by 30 percent.

09/19/2014

(Voting machines at a warehouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

SCOPA Hears Arguments On Legality Of Widely Used Electronic Voting Machines

The machines are called direct recording electronic, or DRE, and with a press of a button or turn of a wheel voters can choose the next governor or congressman, with choice recorded directly into the machine’s memory. Advocates says there’s a problem.

09/10/2014

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Unique Competition At City Hall Hopes To Drum Up Votes In November

Voting rights groups teamed up Saturday evening to host Philadelphia’s first “Drum Duel” — a competition designed to get people fired up about voting.

09/07/2014

The new Dilworth Park (Credit: Justin Udo)

New Dilworth Park Open For Business In Center City

Dilworth Park, formerly known as Dilworth Plaza, reopens in Center City Thursday.

09/04/2014

(Photo by Aaron Vincent Elkaim/Getty Images)

Controversial Toronto Mayor Dances His Troubles Away

Controversial Toronto mayor Rob Ford danced his heart out inside Toronto’s City Hall on Thursday.

08/29/2014

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