Councilman Withdraws Controversial Plan To Purchase Land For New PrisonMayor Michael Nutter's plan to purchase land in Northeast Philadelphia on which to build a new prison has collapsed in City Council.
Amid Controversy, Nutter Insists He Has No Plans to Build New PrisonControversy is growing over Mayor Nutter's plan to purchase land in the Northeast, potentially for a new prison. In the face of that, he seems to be trying to distance himself from the idea of a new jail house.
Task Force Issues Recommendations To Expand Philadelphia’s Manufacturing BaseThe report recommends the city develop talent by tapping into community colleges and high schools that focus on science, technology, engineering and math.
Controversial Plan To Allow Advertising On Philadelphia Schools Put On HoldCity Council closed its 2013 legislative session with one key matter unresolved: whether to allow advertising on public school properties -- to benefit the cash-starved district.
Overhaul Of Philadelphia's Billboard Regulations Leaves Many UnhappyBillboard companies and activists opposed to billboards were all unhappy Tuesday after a city council committee approved a top-to-bottom overhaul of Philadelphia's billboard regulations.
Earlier Set-Out Time For Trash Pickup In Philadelphia Starts This WeekStarting this week, Philadelphia residents will be able to set their trash at the curb a couple of hours earlier than currently allowed, the night before its collected.