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Contestants in the Liberian-American Beauty Pageant, which kicks off three days of activities in the Philadelphia area celebrating Liberia's Independence Day. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Liberian Americans Gathering In Philadelphia For Celebration, But With Heavy Hearts

Friday brings the start of three days of activities in Philadelphia marking the importance of the Liberian community in the area — three weeks after four Liberian American children died in a fire in the city.

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UIL Holdings Decides Not To Drop Out Of Potential PGW Purchase

Today is the first day the company that wants to purchase PGW has the ability to drop out of the deal. But officials with the firm say they’re staying in, for the time being.

07/16/2014

City Hall (FILE PHOTO credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Judge To Hear Nutter’s Appeal To Tax Lap Dances

The Nutter Administration’s attempt to slap a tax on lap dances performed at strip clubs falls squarely into the lap of a Common Pleas judge this morning.

07/16/2014

Patrick Sanyeah (sitting and speaking) surrounded by friends and family. (credit: Tim Jimenez)

Group Of SW Philly Residents March To City Hall To Demand Apology From Mayor Nutter

Members of the Southwest Philadelphia community devastated by last weekend’s fatal fire took their outrage to City Hall Wednesday evening.

07/10/2014

Andrew Jackson Elementary School (credit: CBS 3)

Parents Demand Answers After 7-Year-Old Dies After Collapsing In Classroom

Philadelphia schools continue to deal with deep budget cuts, just a day after a first grader died at an elementary school that has no full-time nurse.

05/22/2014

Joe Parisi and his partner Steve Seminelli are among 18 same-sex couples to get their marriage license at City Hall in Philadelphia Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

18 Same-Sex Couples Get Marriage Licenses At Philadelphia City Hall

Pennsylvania is now the 19th state to legalize same sex marriage.

05/20/2014

(File photos:  Darrell Clarke, left, by Steve Tawa.  Michael Nutter by Mike Dunn.)

Debate Continues At City Hall Over How to Bring The School District $120M

Mayor Michael Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke continue wrangling over a plan that would bring the School District an extra $120-million for the coming year.

05/15/2014

(Illustration by Ed Fischer)

Advertising On City-Owned Properties In Philadelphia Moves Closer To Reality

This week brings a deadline for advertising agencies to submit their ideas to the Nutter Administration on how to put ads on city properties and vehicles.

05/12/2014

Andy Maunder, President and tour guide for Awfully Nice Tours poses next to private tour van. (Credit: Dan Majka)

Hear Philly: An Awfully Nice Way To Experience Philadelphia

Whether it’s a private driving tour, a walking tour or a day on a Segway, Awfully Nice Tours allows you to experience the finest Philadelphia has to offer, from the city’s great history to it’s food and culture.

04/23/2014

Common Pleas President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper testifying before city council. (Credit: City of Philadelphia)

Head Of Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Asks City Council For WiFi In Courtrooms

The wheels of justice could grind a little faster under a proposal to bring WiFi to Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center.

04/20/2014

(credit: Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter Signs Two E-Cigarette Regulation Bills Into Law

Saying he wants to “promote and protect the health and wellness of everyone in Philadelphia,’” Mayor Nutter has signed into law two measures that regulate electronic cigarettes.

04/10/2014

Charter School CEO's outside City Hall (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Charter School CEO’s Join Call For City Council To Approve 1% Sales Tax Extension

Officials representing several dozen Philadelphia charter schools gathered outside City Hall Thursday to call on City Council to approve a one-percent sales tax extension.

04/04/2014

Casino applicants testify before a city council committee at city hall. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Casino License Applicants Vow To Hire Diverse Workforce

A city council committee has heard applicants in the running for a 2nd casino license in Philadelphia brag about their plans to hire minorities.

03/06/2014

File Photo of W. Wilson Goode, Sr. in the KYW Newsradio studios. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

African American Males The Focus At City Hall Presentation

The Mayor’s Commission on African American Males will present its recommendations to the Mayor today at City Hall.

02/24/2014

Philadelphia's newest Poet Laureate Frank Sherlock. (credit: Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Appoints City’s New Poet Laureate

There once was a mayor named Nutter, and today, rather than rely on bad limericks, he named a new Poet Laureate of Philadelphia.

01/31/2014

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