City of Philadelphia
A snow emergency has been declared in Philadelphia as of 8pm tonight, requiring all cars parked along “snow emergency” routes to be relocated elsewhere.
“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.”
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.
No snow emergency was declared by the city, and all government operations were kept on schedule, to avoid an early rush hour.
Former court administrator William Hird pleaded guilty to 18 counts of mail and wire fraud and lying to investigators.
According to city officials, crews are “lifting” it.
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.
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.
Mother Nature has packed a whallop for trash collection vehicles in the city, according to Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri.
Now, for the first time, the district is disclosing how many offers came in.
Williams touted the city’s declining homicide rate, but vowed to work for a safer city in his second term.
The Philadelphia Streets Department continues to plow and salt in an effort to get roads cleared in all neighborhoods.
On May 17th, a city-sponsored job fair for ex-offenders was abruptly canceled when thousands of applicants swarmed the Municipal Services Building.
“You can only get this in Philadelphia,” says mayor Michael Nutter, “but it’s also the oldest continuous folk festival in the world.”
The mayor says the overnight crews will be salting first, with plowing to begin later in the day as the snow arrives.