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Mock Trials Give Philadelphia Youngsters a Taste of Jury Duty

At Philadelphia City Hall, the elementary school students got a taste of what it’s like to be in a real courtroom when they served as jurors in mock trials.

05/02/2014

(The George Nugent Senior Apartments, in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

With Fanfare, Historic Apartment Building in Mt. Airy Opens To Seniors

The City of Philadelphia has cut the ribbon on an historic building in Mount Airy, once a neighborhood eyesore, that has been fully renovated to its 19th-Century glory.

04/30/2014

(Amy Laura Cahn of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Moves Toward Posting Its Regulations Online

The city charter requires that departmental regulations and notices of meetings be published in local newspapers. That charter dates from the early 1950s, so of course there’s no mention of the Internet.

04/28/2014

(Attendees at the ninth annual ETE Conference listen to an address by Brian Goetz, Java language architect at Oracle Inc.    Photo by John McDevitt)

Software Developers Gather in Philadelphia For Two-Day Confab

The ninth annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise (“ETE”) Conference is drawing 500 global tech leaders to Philadelphia.

04/22/2014

Mayor Nutter held a press conference to announce the temporary closing of the One Parkway tower. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Burst Water Pipe Closes One Parkway Tower For Second Day in a Row

A Center City office tower, which houses nearly two-thousand city workers, will be closed for a second day in a row Thursday.

04/16/2014

Mayor Nutter held a press conference to announce the temporary closing of the One Parkway tower. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Burst Water Pipe Closes One Parkway Tower

Nearly 2,000 city workers got an unexpected day off today after a burst water pipe forced the closure of their Center City office tower.

04/16/2014

(Mayor Nutter welcomes Millenials who took part in a competition to revamp city policies to attract more of that demographic group.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Winners of Competition to Make Philadelphia More Millennial-Friendly Announced

Mayor Michael Nutter was on hand to congratulate more than a dozen participants of the city’s first public policy case study competition.

04/04/2014

(June 6th, 2013: Kim Sizemore brings flowers to the site where her friend, Kim Finnegan, died the previous day.  Credit: Jericka Duncan)

Nutter Administration Plans Memorial at Site of 2013 Fatal Building Collapse

Mayor Nutter says the Salvation Army has offered to donate the site of last year’s collapse, at 22nd and Market Streets, for a memorial to the six people killed.

03/20/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter delivers his 2014-2015 budget address to City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Mayor Nutter’s Next Budget Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

Nutter boasted that his $4+ billion spending plan includes no tax increases, but he warned that something must be done to meet the school district’s latest request for an additional $75 million in city funding.

03/06/2014

(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Officials Readying For Next Month’s Citywide Volunteer Cleanup Day

“This year’s cleanup is on April 5th,” said mayor Michael Nutter.

03/05/2014

File Photo (Credit: Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Next Phila. Budget To Target Demolition Safety, Libraries, Union Contracts

According to a budget overview obtained by KYW Newsradio, additional money for inspectors will “strengthen demolition controls to ensure safe public and private demolitions.”

03/05/2014

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Philadelphia Hoping To Make Quick Work of Latest Snowstorm

The City of Philadelphia ended its snow emergency declaration about noontime Monday.

03/03/2014

Wells Fargo Center (credit: Bruce Bennett/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Keeps Itself In Running For 2016 Democratic Convention

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has sent a letter to the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee expressing interest in hosting the party’s 2016 national convention.

02/27/2014

(Mayor Nutter and other city officials hold a briefing on the city snow cleanup.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Aided By Warmer Temperatures, Cleanup of Philadelphia Streets Continues

Philadelphia’s snow emergency declaration was being lifted at 2pm today.

02/14/2014

(A Philadelphia Streets Department trash truck fitted with a plow blade clears a lane of Vine Street in Old City.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

City Of Philadelphia Closes For A Second Day As Street Cleanup Continues

In Philadelphia, officials are breathing a sigh of relief that the overnight accumulation did not cause widespread problems. And they stand by their decision to close city government on Friday.

02/14/2014

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