Councilman Bobby Henon
Mayor Michael Nutter’s plan to purchase land in Northeast Philadelphia on which to build a new prison has collapsed in City Council.
Controversy 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.
The report recommends the city develop talent by tapping into community colleges and high schools that focus on science, technology, engineering and math.
City 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.
Billboard 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.
Starting 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.