City of Philadelphia

Wells Fargo Center (credit: Bruce Bennett/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Keeps Itself In Running For 2016 Democratic Convention

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has sent a letter to the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee expressing interest in hosting the party’s 2016 national convention.

02/27/2014

(Mayor Nutter and other city officials hold a briefing on the city snow cleanup.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Aided By Warmer Temperatures, Cleanup of Philadelphia Streets Continues

Philadelphia’s snow emergency declaration was being lifted at 2pm today.

02/14/2014

(A Philadelphia Streets Department trash truck fitted with a plow blade clears a lane of Vine Street in Old City.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

City Of Philadelphia Closes For A Second Day As Street Cleanup Continues

In Philadelphia, officials are breathing a sigh of relief that the overnight accumulation did not cause widespread problems. And they stand by their decision to close city government on Friday.

02/14/2014

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

City Asks Philadelphia Residents To Briefly Postpone Sidewalk Shoveling

With a second round of snow headed our way later today, the question is: must you shovel now, or can you wait until the last of the snow stops falling?

02/13/2014

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Salting, Plowing Underway Throughout Philadelphia

Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri says his crews would remain on the job for as long as the storm continues, and beyond.

02/13/2014

(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

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