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(City of Phila. revenue commissioner Clarena Tolson testifies before City Council's finance committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Is City Doing A Good Job Against Tax Deadbeats? Nutter, City Council Opinions Differ

The Nutter Administration says it’s doing a better job, but City Council members are wondering if more can be done.

11/17/2014

File Photo (Philadelphia revenue commissioner Clarena Tolson testifies before the Rules Committee of City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City’s Collection Of ‘School Income Tax’ Reaping Rewards

By Mike Dunn PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With the School District still in dire financial straits, the city’s Revenue Commissioner says her department’s effort to collect a little-known tax that benefits the schools is paying off. […]

07/13/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets. File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Taxes Under The Microscope Amid School District Cash Crisis

Amid the latest Philadelphia School District cash crisis, City Council plans to put the Nutter Administration’s tax collection efforts under the microscope.

05/26/2014

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Nutter: No Let-Up In Effort To Nab Tax Deadbeats Despite Changes

The man hired by Mayor Nutter to ramp up the battle against tax deadbeats has now departed City Hall, but the mayor says his resolve to nab those who don’t pay will not ease up in the new year.

12/22/2013

File Photo (Philadelphia revenue commissioner Clarena Tolson testifies before the Rules Committee of City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Official Announces More Vigorous Collection of School Tax

Nutter administration officials are promising to do a better job collecting a little-known tax that applies to income from investments and which goes entirely to the school system.

10/02/2013

(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

(Mayor Nutter listens as Philly Future Track participant Emily Pyett describes her experience.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Philadelphia Officials Gear Up for 2013 ‘Spring Cleanup’ Day

The Spring Cleanup is a citywide volunteer campaign to spruce up streets and parks. This year it will be held on Saturday, April 13th.

03/15/2013

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Extensive Road Work Begins In Center City

Drivers, be warned. Center City will be even more clogged than usual, especially after 7 p.m. for the next six weeks, as crews scrape and then pave seven miles of streets in the heart of town.

08/20/2012

(Philadelphia city councilman Curtis Jones examines a sample of trash that has been converted into pellets for energy production.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Eye New Use For Old Trash: Energy Production

Waste Management plans to build a $20-million facility in Northeast Philadelphia to process trash in a way that creates pellets which can be used as fuel.

05/30/2012

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Streets Department Announces Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program

The Philadelphia Streets Department has announced that The Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program will run for two weeks in 2012.

12/27/2011

(City of Philadelphia sanitation workers collect trash.  File photo)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Forward On Trash Collection Tax Rebate For Condos

Over the objections of the mayor, Philadelphia City Council has given preliminary okay to a $200 annual property tax rebate for condominium owners, because some use private trash haulers.

10/18/2011

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Philadelphia Streets Kept In Dark By Vandals

The Streets Department is doing a citywide survey of alley lights, because of rampant vandalism to the lights caused by those who would prefer that the alleys stay dark.

04/13/2011

Clarena Tolson says the city only has enough salt to handle one more storm like this (file photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Streets Commish Asks City Council To Buy More Salt

Streets commissioner Clarena Tolson asked council to approve spending an extra $1.9 million for road salt. She says the current supply — about 12-thousand tons — is enough only to cover one more major storm.

02/18/2011

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City Pothole Program Gets An Early Start

Philadelphia Streets Department crews are launching their annual pothole repair program a few weeks early because of the rash of storms we’ve had of late.

02/07/2011

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Nutter “Not Completely Satisfied” With Snow Removal Across Philly

Nutter says there are “too many areas” of Philadelphia where the condition of the streets are still quite poor.

01/31/2011

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