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(Flanked by city officials and a sign language interpreter at a 1pm press conference, Mayor Nutter describes the city's snow preparations.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Says 700 City Workers Ready To Fan Out When Snow Begins

A snow emergency has been declared in Philadelphia as of 8pm tonight, requiring all cars parked along “snow emergency” routes to be relocated elsewhere.

02/12/2014

(FILE PHOTO: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri, at lectern, uses an entrance alcove of City Hall on Feb. 3, 2014 to talk about the city's response to the storm.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Streets Commissioner Apologizes For Uncleared Streets In NW Philly

“We understand that (Streets Department) resources are taxed,” said city councilwoman Cindy Bass, “but there were some areas that really seemed to be not touched at all — some areas in West Mt. Airy, some areas in Chestnut Hill.”

02/06/2014

(This warehouse fire on April 9, 2012, killed two firefighters.   File photo)

Grand Jury: No Provable Criminality In 2012 Deaths of Two Phila. Firefighters

DA Seth Williams says that after an investigation that lasted nearly two years, the grand jury concluded it could not recommend criminal charges against anyone in this case.

02/03/2014

(FILE PHOTO: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri, at lectern, uses an entrance alcove of City Hall on Feb. 3, 2014 to talk about the city's response to the storm.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Urge City To Keep Things Normal Despite Snowstorm

No snow emergency was declared by the city, and all government operations were kept on schedule, to avoid an early rush hour.

02/03/2014

(Philadelphia Traffic Court, in file photo.   Credit: CBS3)

Phila. Traffic Court Official Pleads Guilty In Ticket-Fixing Conspiracy

Former court administrator William Hird pleaded guilty to 18 counts of mail and wire fraud and lying to investigators.

01/27/2014

(Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri describes efforts to find a place for all that snow.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philly Streets Commissioner Says Center City Snow Must Be Carted Far Afield

According to city officials, crews are “lifting” it.

01/22/2014

(Maoyr Nutter, surrounded by city officials and a sign language interpreter, describes the city's efforts to overcome the latest blizzard.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Says City Will Climb Out From Under Snow, Albeit Methodically

Mayor Nutter said the city’s snow emergency will be lifted as of 6pm Wednesday, and that the nonessential portions of city government that are closed today will be open tomorrow.

01/22/2014

(Credit: CBS-3)

Phila. Officials May Consider Tighter Fire Escape Inspection Regulations

Currently, owners of rental properties must apply for an annual rental license but are not required to submit proof that the fire escape has been inspected.

01/13/2014

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

Cold and Snow Slow Down Trash Collections in Philadelphia

Mother Nature has packed a whallop for trash collection vehicles in the city, according to Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri.

01/09/2014

(The former Germantown High School.  File photo by Carrie Hodousek)

Phila. School District Says Buyers Are Interested in Its Vacant Buildings

Now, for the first time, the district is disclosing how many offers came in.

01/08/2014

(DA Seth Williams speaks at his reinauguration ceremony at the Academy of Music.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia DA, Controller Sworn In For Repeat Terms

Williams touted the city’s declining homicide rate, but vowed to work for a safer city in his second term.

01/06/2014

File Photo (A city truck is loaded with salt  at the Streets Department Highway Yard on Whitaker Avenue.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

We’re Still Clearing Philadelphia Streets, City Officials Say

The Philadelphia Streets Department continues to plow and salt in an effort to get roads cleared in all neighborhoods.

01/03/2014

(Thousands of hopeful job applicants showed up at a May 17th job fair for ex-offenders.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

2013 IN REVIEW: New Programs, New Title For Philadelphia’s Ex-Offenders

On May 17th, a city-sponsored job fair for ex-offenders was abruptly canceled when thousands of applicants swarmed the Municipal Services Building.

12/25/2013

(Mummers perform at the mayor's preview annoucement for the New Year's Day parade.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Mayor Nutter Says This Year’s Mummers’ Parade Will Be Pride of Philadelphia

“You can only get this in Philadelphia,” says mayor Michael Nutter, “but it’s also the oldest continuous folk festival in the world.”

12/20/2013

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

Nutter Outlines City’s Plan For Round 2 of December Snows

The mayor says the overnight crews will be salting first, with plowing to begin later in the day as the snow arrives.

12/09/2013

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