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(Councilman Darrell Clarke, chairing the City Council meeting on October 23rd.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Nutter Says ‘Time Has Come’ For Phila. City Council Action on Proposed Sale of PGW

City Council president Darrell Clarke says his staff’s internal review should be concluded by next week.

10/23/2014

(Philadelphia city commissioners Anthony Clark, left, Al Schmidt, center, and Stephanie Singer.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

City Commissioner Who Hasn’t Voted in 3 Years: ‘It’s Personal’

“I have made a choice and that’s my private choice,” said Anthony Clark, chairman of the panel that oversees Philadelphia’s election process. “Thank you very much.”

10/15/2014

(A man sells flowers and bottled water to passing motorists on Sixth Street, near Vine.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

City Council Eyeing More Regulation For Curbside Vendors in Philadelphia

City Council president Darrell Clarke calls them “entrepreneurs,” those folks who set up a folding table on a sidewalk to sell everything from handbags to CDs to incense.

10/14/2014

(Amy Kurland, Wilson Goode, and Ed Rendell watch as Mayor Nutter signs the executive order.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter’s Executive Order Bolsters City’s Anti-Corruption Office

“It enhances protections for whisteblowers by strengthening confidentiality provisions, to prevent retaliation, and to ensure that employees feel comfortable reporting misconduct,” Nutter said.

10/07/2014

(Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Class Action Suit Suggests Philadelphia’s Civil Forfeiture Not So Civil

By Amy E. Feldman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – What’s civil forfeiture? It’s a set of laws that have been called an assault on your property rights. A class action lawsuit was filed this month against the […]

09/23/2014

(One Commerce Square, and its adjacent plaza.  Photo provided by Brandywine Realty Trust)

Hill International To Relocate Its Headquarters From NJ To Center City Philadelphia

The global construction management firm has been based in Willingboro and, later, Marlton, NJ since its founding by Irv Richter in 1976.

09/22/2014

(Operators handle calls in the City of Philadelphia's 311 call center.  File photo by John McDevitt)

Butkovitz Says City’s 311 Call Center Operates Around the Clock, Only For Some

By contrast, the 311 for the rest of us operates only 12 hours a day, and only Mondays through Fridays.

09/17/2014

(The Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums band marches down Second Street, from the Firemen's Hall museum, past Elfreth's Alley, to the Betsy Ross House on Arch Street.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Officials Take Part in 13th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11

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.

09/11/2014

(DC 33 chief Pete Matthews, in file photo. Credit: Mike Dunn/ KYW)

Phila. Blue-Collar Union Votes To Approve Long-Stalled Contract

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.

09/09/2014

(Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Agrees To Sign Bill Softening Marijuana Laws in Philadelphia

“We’ve gotten to a place where it is out of the criminal realm,” says the Kenney said today.

09/08/2014

(City of Philadelphia sanitation workers collect trash. File photo)

Nutter Settles Long Contract Standoff with City’s Blue-Collar Workers

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.

08/22/2014

(The interior of Philadelphia club Delilah's, without the dancers.  Photo provided)

Nutter Administration Throws In Towel On Effort To Slap Tax On Lap Dances

One of the most unusual tax battles in Philadelphia history has come to an end.

08/21/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Happy To See Schools Opening But Presses Pa. Legislature For Action

The mayor says the interim cuts imposed now to allow schools to open on time will, in his view, affect learning.

08/15/2014

(Mayor Nutter and former governor Rendell listen as DNC executive director Amy Dacey briefs reporters on the first day of the Democrats' visit to Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Democrats Tight-Lipped About 2016 Convention During Philadelphia Visit

“We are very focused on the financial, logistical, and security issues surrounding any convention,” says DNC executive director Amy Dacey.

08/13/2014

(A bus carrying DNC site selection officials is welcomed as it pulls up to the Radisson Hotel, at 17th and Locust Streets, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Democratic Convention Site Selection Team Arrives To Wild Welcome in Philadelphia

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.

08/13/2014

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