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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

(At City Hall, Mayor Nutter receives the report on city office space.  At left are city public property commissioner Bridget Collins-Greenwald and Tom Knox, who headed the task force.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

New Report Highlights City Of Phila. Waste In Office Space Management

The report has ten key recommendations that the task force believes could help the city save between $66 million and $121 million over five years.

12/06/2013

(City officials including Mayor Nutter announce the city's new tax relief program for gentrified properties.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Launches Property Tax Gentrification Relief Program

It is the second major relief program to result from the new property assessments that were mailed out earlier this year, for tax bills that are due early next year.

12/04/2013

(The center city Philadelphia skyline.  Credit: CBS)

Energy-Audit Deadline Arrives For Philadelphia Commercial Property Owners

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.

11/25/2013

(A RISE orientation session at Philadelphia Municipal Court, 11th and Ludlow Streets.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Once Called Ex-Cons, Philadelphia ‘Returning Citizens’ Begin Six Weeks of Reintegration

More than 70 people sat in a room that was standing-room-only. In the first hour, reintegration specialists set the tone.

11/13/2013

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Nutter Hoping To Keep Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia From Closing Down

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.

11/04/2013

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Lawsuit Claims City Is To Blame For Abuse Of Woman Found In Tacony Basement

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.

10/26/2013

(The interior of Philadelphia club Delilah's, without the dancers.  Photo provided)

Phila. Tax Board Rejects Nutter Administration Attempt To Tax Lap Dances

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.

10/08/2013

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