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Judge Won’t Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia’s Process of Seizing Properties Tied to Drug Cases

A Federal Judge has ruled that the DA and police will have to slug it out in court with homeowners as they attempt to take down the city’s process of seizing drug-related cash, cars and houses.

05/14/2015

(The Airbnb.com web site, showing rentals available in Philadelphia.)

Philadelphia Proposing 8½-Percent Tax on Airbnb-Style Room Rentals

The Nutter administration has authored a measure that for the first time applies the city’s existing hotel tax to Airbnb-type rentals.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

(Philadelphia L&I commissioner Carlton Williams, at far left, and other city officials listen as fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer, at lectern, discusses the new program.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Fire Department Steps In To Help Deal With Large, Derelict Buildings

The fire department and L&I will perform joint inspections of commercial and industrial properties larger than 15,000 square feet.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

(The Philadelphia civic flag, at right behind the arc of balloons, seemed disinclined to unfurl during ceremonies marking its 120th anniversary.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Plaque Dedication Marks 120th Anniversary of Creation of Philadelphia’s Flag

The next time you jog up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, take a moment to notice the azure blue and golden yellow flag on the righthand side. It’s Philadelphia’s “civic” flag.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

(Chris Bartlett, exec. dir. of the William Way LGBT Center, testifies before City Council's Law and Government Committee on April 30, 2015.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. LGBT Leaders Urge Charter Change To Make City’s LGBT Office Permanent

The Office of LGBT Affairs was created by Mayor Nutter, but LGBT leaders fear that a future mayor might decide to kill it. So they’re backing a plan to change the city charter and make the office permanent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/03/2015

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

First Public Hearing on Comcast Franchises in Philadelphia Draws Scathing Comments

At the Free Library branch on West Rittenhouse Square, during this first of six public forums this week, Comcast customers with pent-up frustrations sounded off.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

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New Web Site Helps US Military Vets in Philadelphia Find Services

The site is a one-stop clearinghouse where veterans and their families can find links to Philly-specific services including jobs, housing, and treatment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

(City councilman Mark Squilla, right, questions  deputy streets commissioner Michael Carroll, left, during a Streets Department budget hearing.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

As Crews Grapple with Philadelphia’s Pothole Epidemic, City Lawmakers Have Questions

Philadelphia’s pothole epidemic dominated discussion at a City Council hearing this past week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/26/2015

(Officials hold a signing ceremony at Philadelphia International Airport that will allow for airport expansion to proceed.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas Ink Deal To Allow Expansion of PHL Airport

A signing ceremony was held today in Terminal ‘A’ of Philadelphia International Airport, resolving years of friction between the city, which owns and operates the airport, and its municipal neighbors.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(L-R, outside the new recycling center: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri; Sun Ray, the "Philadelphia More Beautiful" mascot; Curby Bucket, the city's recycling mascot; and deputy streets commissioner Donald Carlton.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

City Opens Its Fifth Large-Item Trash Dropoff Center, in West Philadelphia

“We see this, in its humble way, as a part of Earth Day, in keeping the environment and the streets of Philadelphia cleaner,” David Perri said at today’s dedication.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Mayor Nutter and Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson chat as they walk through Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

US Homeland Security Chief Visits Philadelphia, Says He’ll Be Back Before 2016 DNC Convention

Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson was not saying immediately how much money the federal government will chip in for security at next year’s Democratic National Convention.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(US Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson, in file photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Welcoming Homeland Security Chief With Pitch For 2016 DNC Security Funding

In past years, the feds have given cities that host political conventions upwards of $50 million for security.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

(Detail of an e-mail sent by the Nelson Diaz mayoral campaign to a city worker's phila.gov account.)

Phila. Mayoral Candidates Warned About Fundraising E-Mails To City Workers

Mayor Nutter’s chief integrity officer singled out one candidate — Nelson Diaz — for having done so.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/03/2015

(As deputy police commissioner Richard Ross, deputy mayor Everett Gillison, and public safety director Mike Resnick look on, Mayor Nutter signs his executive order.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

In Wake of Justice Department Report, Mayor Nutter Creates Police Oversight Panel

Nutter has signed an executive order creating a fifteen-member oversight commission to ensure that the Justice Department’s recent recommendations become reality.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in January 2015 file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Councilwoman Wants Voters To Make Mayor’s LGBT Office Permanent

Now that this is Mayor Nutter’s last year in office, councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown fears that another mayor could eliminate the LGBT office he created.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/21/2015

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