Stacks Of Shrink-Wrapped WiFi Equipment Collect Dust In City WarehousePhiladelphia’s financial watchdog says tens of thousands of dollars in unused wireless internet hardware is just wasting away inside a city warehouse. City Controller Alan Butkovitz blames the Nutter Administration for doing nothing to make use of the equipment.
Hackers Expose Email Addresses Of City Employees On Website For CheatersHackers have released the email addresses of thousands of registered users at a website that promotes extramarital affairs. Nine of those addresses are for City of Philadelphia employees, and now city officials are investigating.
Mayor Nutter Upbeat on 'World Heritage City' Designation For PhiladelphiaThere are more than 230 World Heritage cities around the globe, but none so far in the US.
Lawsuit Filed in Death of Pedestrian Run Over By Duck Boat in Chinatown"Three deaths in less than five years have proven that the duck boats are dangerous on the water and dangerous on the land," said attorney Robert Mongeluzzi.
Mayor Nutter's Chief of Staff Promises Adequate Security In Place for Holiday WeekendEverett Gillison, the city's deputy mayor for public safety, had assurances for both local residents and visitors.
Philadelphia's New Universal Pre-K Commission Gets Down to BusinessThe new commission's job: to recommend ways the city can pay for high-quality pre-K for 40,000 eligible three- and four-year-olds.
Philadelphia Officials Expect Papal Visit to Overwhelm City's Mass Transit "Be prepared to walk" was the message from Mayor Nutter and other officials who spelled out transportation plans for the World Meeting of Families in September.
Refurbishing Work Getting Underway on North Side of City Hall ApronOn the north apron of City Hall, fencing has been installed to prevent pedestrians from getting close to what is about to become a major work zone.
Philadelphia Auctions Off Hundreds of Seized Tax-Delinquent PropertiesOfficials say it's the most efficient method of generating the highest number of potential bidders and the most revenue.
Phila. Dept. of Parks and Recreation Gets Incentive Payment For Trimming Energy UsageWaring Elementary School students helped celebrate by dancing at Clemente Recreation Center, where deputy mayor Mike DiBerardinis said that kids like them were his chief motivation to cut his deparment's carbon footprint.
City, SRC Settle Lawsuit Over Confiscated Protest SignsThree retired teachers sued the SRC on First Amendment grounds after they were prohibited from holding protest signs at a contentious meeting on charter schools.
Philadelphia Agency Honors Its 'Foster Parents of the Year'Among the award winners was a woman who has fostered 126 children in her home over 43 years, and adopted five of them.