Councilman Curtis Jones

(Joseph Lozito, a week after his New York City ordeal, still showed some of the facial injuries he got in the struggle.  File photo)

Philadelphia City Council Honors Man Who Fought Crazed NYC Slasher

Councilman Curtis Jones read the proclamation honoring Joseph Lozito, 40, who last February subdued a knife-wielding man on a subway near Times Square, after the man had allegedly fatally stabbed three others.

05/12/2011

Richie McKeithen (right) and staff address Philadelphia City Council in April, 2011. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

New Assessment Chief Promises More Checks Of Tax-Exempt Properties

Philadelphia City Hall’s new top property assessor tells City Council members that his evaluators will make sure tax-exempt properties are checked more frequently, to make sure they are what they advertise.

04/19/2011

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

City Council Holds Hearing On School Bullying

A Philadelphia City Council committee received some startling stats while holding a hearing on bullying and violence in the city’s schools.

02/26/2011

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Council Not Looking To Drop DROP, But Cut Costs

City Council leaders say they’ll finally schedule a hearing on the controversial DROP pension perk in April but in the meantime they’re looking for ways to keep the program alive, with a smaller price tag.

02/23/2011

Councilman Curtis Jones Jr.

City Council Asks If Retail Medical Clinics Favor Suburbs Over City

Philadelphia City Council members say they will continue to watch local retail chains following a hearing which asked why some chains have retail medical clinics in the suburbs but not in city locations.

12/07/2010

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Philadelphia Police To Hold Meeting With Citizens

City Council has now chosen a date in early December for a hearing to discuss the increasingly tense relations between Philadelphia police and residents.

11/20/2010

Philadelphia City Council To Hold Hearings On Police Corruption

The vote was unanimous as City Council members agreed to schedule broad-based hearings on police conduct.

10/28/2010

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