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.
A city council committee has heard applicants in the running for a 2nd casino license in Philadelphia brag about their plans to hire minorities.
The Mayor’s Commission on African American Males will present its recommendations to the Mayor today at City Hall.
There once was a mayor named Nutter, and today, rather than rely on bad limericks, he named a new Poet Laureate of Philadelphia.
The man hired by Mayor Nutter to ramp up the battle against tax deadbeats has now departed City Hall, but the mayor says his resolve to nab those who don’t pay will not ease up in the new year.
Lawyers and rival owner factions at the Philadelphia Inquirer return to a City Hall courtroom this morning for more arguments, as a Common Pleas Judge tries to decide who is in charge.
Consumer complaints about abusive tactics are prompting the government watchdog to look into new rules and regulations.
Philadelphia officials say 2014 will bring a crackdown on a very specific type of slumlord: those who own retail properties that have vacant, boarded up apartments above the store.
The top-ticketed location is South Broad Street and Penn Square on the south side of City Hall, according to the PPA, with 22,611 violations in 2012.
Citizens Bank CEO Dan FitzPatrick acknowledged that business leaders may not commonly be seen as public school advocates, but he says they should be.
“We have no data that shows us there have been any accidents with them,” deputy mayor Rina Cutler said.
The 2009 one-percent hike in the Philadelphia sales tax was supposed to be temporary, but it’s now permanent as part of the state’s solution to the school district cash crisis.
More than 100 people gathered in downtown Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to protest NSA surveillance, saying the recently-publicized PRISM program violates their Fourth Amendment rights.
Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter celebrated high school academic achievers at the Top of the Class graduation celebration.
A city councilman thinks the city should yank hundreds of millions of dollars in deposits from Well Fargo, unless bank officials come in and explain their role in deals that cost the city and school district millions.