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.
City Council is planning more hearings on the deteriorating condition of the city’s police and fire stations.
“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.
Philadelphia City Council chambers were packed on Thursday morning as the lawmakers launched their 2012 legislative session.
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.
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.
Election night results showed David Oh leading Al Taubenberger by about 150 votes.
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.
In Philadelphia, where Democratic registrations outpace Republicans by a 6-1 margin, several City Council races wrapped up quickly on Election Night.
It’s the day before Election Day and suburban candidates and city Republicans are making the most noise.
With Tuesday’s general election approaching, you may have noticed campaign ads running here on KYW Newsradio involving the battle for two city council seats set aside for the minority Republicans.
A group of military veterans protested today in center city Philadelphia against the City Council candidate who, according to the vets, exaggerated his military record.
Parts of Philadelphia recover from Hurricane Irene flooding, while Chris wonders if the media hype went too far. Presidential candidate Rick Santorum talks to Chris about the top contenders in the field and Charlie Manuel updates Chris on the Phillies’ plans follwing Hurricane postponements.
Philadelphia at-large city councilman Frank Rizzo Jr., was apparently having trouble in his re-election bid shaking the charge that he ran for another term despite having entered the city’s controversial “DROP” pension program.