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Numerous Documents On Center City Building Collapse Released To The Public

The Nutter Administration has reversed course and on Friday, released hundreds of pages of documents related to last month’s fatal building collapse on Market Street.

07/19/2013

(Cleanup continued the day after the building collapse that killed at least six people in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Jericka Duncan)

Nutter Responds To Latest Twist In Fatal Center City Building Collapse Probe

Mayor Michael Nutter is promising answers to why the company clearing debris at the site of the collapse has reportedly brought in an asbestos removal firm even after the original demolition company certified there was no asbestos.

07/11/2013

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City To Begin Collecting Abandoned Bicycles In July

Abandoned bicycles locked to bike poles are being tagged with a notice that on July 11th, the locks will be broken and they will become city property.

06/28/2013

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

Center City Job Fair For Ex-Offenders Is Canceled After 3,000 Show Up

The city was expecting about 1,000 people to show up, but about three times that number were standing in a line that wrapped around the Municipal Services Building, across from City Hall.

05/17/2013

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Amid Persistent Contract Standoff, Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union Votes New Head

Battalion chief Joseph Schulle won the seat of president in a decisive election victory over the incumbent, Bill Gault, who has held the post since July 2009.

05/16/2013

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Annual LGBT Rights Conference Opens in Philadelphia

But even as the American public becomes more accepting of the LGBT community, Pennsylvania has been slow to make a move when it comes to same-sex marriage or to expand LGBT civil rights.

05/02/2013

(L-R: SRC chair Pedro Ramos, superintendent William Hite,  and district CFO Matthew Stanski.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Makes Its Case For Latest Funding Stopgap

“The budget, in its current form, simply cannot support the services provided this year,” SRC chair Pedro Ramos told Philadelphia lawmakers.

04/29/2013

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, right, testifies before City Council in April 2013.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Administration Stands Firm On Firehouse Brownouts

The Nutter administration says the controversial fire department policy of station “brownouts” will continue even if City Council appropriates extra money to eliminate them.

04/24/2013

(Philadelphia revenue commissioner Clarena Tolson.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Revenue Chief Promises Firmer Hand Dealing With Tax Deadbeats

Clarena Tolson, the longtime Philadelphia streets commissioner, is now the revenue commissioner.

04/23/2013

Salvation Army Lt. Col. Donald Lance speaks during City Hall ceremony honoring his organization.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

City of Philadelphia Honors Those Who Step Up During Emergencies

This is National Volunteer Week, and here in Philadelphia the importance of ordinary people who respond to emergencies took on special meaning in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings just one week ago.

04/22/2013

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Former City Worker Gets Fine, Probation For DUI Crash in City-Owned Car

Robin Jones, 50, avoided jail time following her guilty plea in the wake of a car crash last September in which she rammed a city-owned car into a building at 13th and Hamilton Streets.

04/19/2013

(Joan Markman, in 2008 file photo.)

City’s Chief Integrity Officer’s Integrity Questioned After Speech To Panel

Joan Markman, Mayor Nutter’s chief integrity officer, finds herself in a political firestorm after she injected herself into a Philadelphia Historical Commission debate over a coffee shop near her home.

04/19/2013

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Tax Filers Across Pennsylvania Get Deadline Extension Because of Web Problems

In both Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania, tax deadlines have been extended by one day due to government web site problems.

04/16/2013

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia Officials Holding Fast on Reporter Ban At Investors’ Meeting This Week

The Nutter administration is standing firm in its decision to bar reporters and the public from a meeting this week with Wall Street investors, despite a protest from several media outlets.

04/15/2013

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Philadelphia Lawmakers Authorize Mayor To Ban Guns in City Parks, Rec Centers

Even the sponsor acknowledges the measure is likely to be challenged in court.

03/21/2013

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