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(Kai-Ming Cheng, a professor of education at the University of Hong Kong, discusses education practices in some Asian countries with members of Philadelphia City Council via Skype.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Local Lawmakers Look For Foreign Education Models That May Help Philadelphia’s Schools

The hearing featured experts speaking on the educational systems in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Finland and elsewhere.


(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo)

City Council Sides With Firefighters, Overrides Veto By Nutter

The lawmakers overrode a Nutter veto and ordered millions of dollars set aside to pay for the contract.


(Philadelphia city councilman David Oh.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Councilman Wants To Subpoena Nutter Administration Over Property Revaluations

Councilman at-large David Oh says questions abound over the accuracy of the new assessments, and he says the methodology released last week did not clear up how the new property values were calculated.


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Philadelphia Lawmakers Authorize Mayor To Ban Guns in City Parks, Rec Centers

Even the sponsor acknowledges the measure is likely to be challenged in court.


(Phila. PD Cmdr. Verdell Johnson, recreation commissioner Susan Slawson, and public safety director Mike Resnick testify before City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers Press For Gun Ban In City Parks, Rec Centers

Mike Resnick, the city’s public safety director (far right in top photo), says that with 54 shootings at recreation centers since 2010, the Nutter administration supports the ban.


(The barkentine "Gazela" takes a short trip on the Delaware River, flying the colors of the City of Philadelphia.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Gazela Gets First Official Recognition as Philadelphia’s ”Tall Ship”

It had been called “Philadelphia’s unofficial tall ship,” but now she is official, thanks to Councilman David Oh.


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Philadelphia City Council Explores Additional Tax Credit For Hiring Veterans

Alex Archowski, of the Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network, said some employers shy away from such tax credits because of paperwork.


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Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held For Philadelphia’s New Tactical Police Facility

Officials were there to break ground for the building which will be home to the police department’s SWAT, bomb squad, and K-9 units.


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Philadelphia City Council To Address Deteriorating Condition Of City’s Police And Fire Stations

City Council is planning more hearings on the deteriorating condition of the city’s police and fire stations.



Immigrant Business Owners Are Popular Target Of Violent Criminals

“If a business owner is newer to the neighborhood or might not have as strong English skills, that can create situations in which the business owner might be perceived as more vulnerable,” one expert says.


(City Council president Darrell Clarke, on his first day in that position.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

New Philadelphia City Council President Inaugurates 2012 Legislative Session

Philadelphia City Council chambers were packed on Thursday morning as the lawmakers launched their 2012 legislative session.


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Council Opens With New Leaders, New Members, Difficult Issues

When Philadelphia City Council convenes its 2012 legislative session this morning, it’ll have a very different look, with new leadership and six new members. But the biggest issues are anything but new.


(Philadelphia city councilman-elect David Oh.  Credit: David Madden)

Taubenberger Concedes to David Oh in GOP At-Large City Council Race

The one unsettled City Council race in this month’s election is now decided, with attorney David Oh now the winner of that Republican at-large seat.


(The office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners, who oversee elections in the city.  Credit:  David Madden)

Philadelphia Commissioners Set To Certify GOP At-Large Council Election

Election night results showed David Oh leading Al Taubenberger by about 150 votes.


(Candidates Al Taubenberger, standing at left, and David Oh, standing at right, attend the City Commissioners' meeting the morning after the election.  Credit:  Mike Dunn)

GOP At-Large Council Candidates Eager For Resolution Of Very Tight Race

When the dust of Tuesday’s election settled, only about 150 votes separated David Oh and Al Taubenberger in the battle for one of two at-large Council seats reserved for the GOP.