City of Philadelphia
It’s a new law in Philadelphia: commercial building owners must now use an EPA web site to calculate their energy usage, then report that figure annually to the city.
More than 70 people sat in a room that was standing-room-only. In the first hour, reintegration specialists set the tone.
The Israeli consulate is Philadelphia may or may not be marked for closure, but local officials including Mayor Nutter are pulling out all the stops to make sure it doesn’t.
The city of Philadelphia is the target in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the the mother of Beatrice Weston, the young woman found chained in a Tacony Basement in 2011.
The Nutter administration earlier this year had sent tax bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to three gentlemen’s clubs, with city officials contending that the amusement tax applies to lap dances performed in back rooms.
The five members of PICA -– the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority -– voted unanimously to approve Mayor Nutter’s long-range budget despite misgivings over the slim surpluses and the looming cost of new union contracts.
US Rep. Bob Brady (D-Pa.) met privately with Nutter at City Hall for about one hour, making the case to have this city bid for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Dozens of school advocates interrupted the conclusion of Thursday’s City Council meeting with jeers for the mayor and Council because of the school funding stalemate.
At a City Hall news conference, the mayor said increased tax revenues now give the city a greater ability to afford the contract award, so his administration has dropped its appeal in Commonwealth Court.
The new court, which cost about $80,000, comes courtesy of Beyond Sport, an organization that looks at sports in the context of social change.
A group calling itself “Phila911″ proposes a memorial in Franklin Square featuring 9-foot, 11-inch replicas of the twin towers, with a replica of the Liberty Bell suspended between the two.
The protesters say the information can be fodder for finding undocumented immigrants, subjecting them to arrest and deportation.
A judge has ordered the City of Philadelphia to pay more money into the health and welfare fund for Firefighters’ Local 22. The union had sought the emergency arbitration hearing, saying the fund was running out of money.
Everett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety, says the spike in homicides, combined with the raw emotional impact of the Trayvon Martin case, pushed the Nutter administration to verbalize its tactics.