City of Philadelphia
The City of Philadelphia held a patriotic ceremony today in Old City today to remember the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks thirteen years ago.
District Council 33 — representing nearly 10,000 current and former blue-collar city workers — has overwhelmingly ratified its new contract with the city — a contract that took five contentious years to negotiate.
“We’ve gotten to a place where it is out of the criminal realm,” says the Kenney said today.
The Nutter administration has struck a new, seven-year deal with the city’s largest municipal workers’ union, District Council 33, in a contract dispute that has dragged on since 2009.
One of the most unusual tax battles in Philadelphia history has come to an end.
The mayor says the interim cuts imposed now to allow schools to open on time will, in his view, affect learning.
“We are very focused on the financial, logistical, and security issues surrounding any convention,” says DNC executive director Amy Dacey.
Mummers, the Philly Phanatic, and several hundred city boosters gathered outside the hotel to cheer as a bus carrying members of the DNC site selection committee pulled up.
Commissioner Ramsey has long wanted the ability to rotate officers out of the department’s narcotics and Internal Affairs units, but such moves had been prohibited by the city’s contract with the police union.
The settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia by gun-carry advocates will force police and other city officials to more strongly adhere to state law in a variety of gun-related matters.
The Nutter administration has lost in its legal battle to tax lap dances performed in the back rooms of strip clubs.
“The children of Philly deserve better,” said secretary of education Arne Duncan (center) at a Community College of Philadelphia roundtable on how young men of color can achieve.
City officials tell concertgoers to dress appropriately for the heat, carry items in a clear bag if possible, and leave the coolers at home.
Dr. Donald Schwarz (photo) served as health commissioner and Anne Marie Ambrose was the commissioner of human services.
“Peco management should be ashamed,” said resident Marla Rosenberg. Peco filed a loss claim for $750,000. The city’s total liability is capped at $500,000.