Councilman DiCicco Questions Results Of Petition For Beautifying East Callowhill StreetA battle that has divided one of Philadelphia's fastest-growing neighborhoods isn't over yet; at least not if an outgoing member of City Council has his say.
Mayor Nutter Plans On Vetoing 'Wall Wrap' MeasureMayor Nutter plans on closing out the year by wielding his veto plan, nixing a plan for a large 'wall wrap' advertisement on a Center City building.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Urge Conditional Zoning For Center City Pool Hall PlanPlans for an upscale billiards parlor in center city Philadelphia are very much in limbo, and City Council now is giving the developer a firm deadline to get the project going.
Philadelphia Lawmakers OK Massive Billboard Despite Federal Funds WarningThe bill now goes to the mayor, who is expected to veto it and send it back to Council.
Philadelphia Councilman Sees Smooth Sailing For Sugarhouse Casino ExpansionSugarhouse next year hopes to begin construction of its second phase, says 1st District councilman Frank DiCiccio, "to expand their facility, create a multi-level parking garage, and more public space."
SugarHouse Celebrates 1st Anniversary With Donation, Expansion PlansSugarHouse Casino is celebrating its first anniversary of operation with several events being held throughout the weekend.
Legislation Giving Every Philadelphia Hotel a Free Parking Space is PulledThe plan before City Council's Streets Committee would have reserved a single parking space for a hotel-owned car near every hotel to give complimentary local trips to guests.
Philadelphia City Council Approves 3.85-Percent Property Tax Hike; Mayor Vetoes DROPProceeds from that property tax bump -- combined with a meter rate increase for street parking and some city surplus funds -- will give the school district an extra $53 million.
Philadelphia City Council Pass Sick Leave And DROP BillsIn the middle of pressing soda and property tax issues, City Council dealt with two controversial bills dealing with sick leave and the DROP program.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Back Plan To Allow Large, Electronic Signs Along Market St.A Phialdelphia city council committee has given thumbs-up to a measure that would allow for large-scale electronic signage on Market Street East in center city.
Councilmembers Squirming Over Nutter's Proposed BudgetFollowing the mayor's speech to City Council on Thursday morning, Councilman Frank Rizzo called the mayor's budget "a first draft," and he expects Nutter to wind up blaming Governor Corbett for the final result.
Pool Hall Plan For Center City Building Raising Neighbors' ConcernsA developer wants to turn the Beneficial Bank Building -- at 12th and Chestnut Streets and shuttered for the last ten years -- into what he says would be the city's first "upscale" billiards parlor.

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