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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

File Photo (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter: No Let-Up In Effort To Nab Tax Deadbeats Despite Changes

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.

12/22/2013

(Inquirer Editor Bill Marimow. Credit: Steve Tawa.)

Back To Court For The Inquirer

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.

11/14/2013

Debt Collection Industry On Notice About Hounding Consumers

Consumer complaints about abusive tactics are prompting the government watchdog to look into new rules and regulations.

11/07/2013

City Hall (File photo - credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Philadelphia Will Crack Down On A Different Type Of ‘Slumlord’ In 2014

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.

11/06/2013

(Sign warning drivers of  red-light camera at Broad and Vine in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Report: Intersections Around Philadelphia’s City Hall Are Busiest For Red Light Cameras

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.

10/28/2013

(Citizens Bank CEO Dan FitzPatrick, in file photo.)

Philadelphia Business Leaders Join Fight For School Funding

Citizens Bank CEO Dan FitzPatrick acknowledged that business leaders may not commonly be seen as public school advocates, but he says they should be.

10/10/2013

FILE (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Segways Safe On Philadelphia Sidewalks, City Official Says

“We have no data that shows us there have been any accidents with them,” deputy mayor Rina Cutler said.

08/21/2013

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

City Council President Sounds Warning Cry About Philadelphia’s Worker Pension Fund

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.

07/21/2013

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