At-Large Seats Among Contested Phila. City Council RacesIn addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party's nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.
City Council OKs Measure To Allow Restaurants To Recycle Scraps For CompostingCouncil approved a bill that gives restaurants the option of using a separate dumpster just for food waste that would be turned into compost.
Phila. Lawmakers Move Ahead With Plan To Encourage Restaurants to Compost Their GarbageA bill before City Council "would allow food establishments to get a dumpster for recycling and composting of food waste," explains Phil Bresee, recycling director for the Streets Department.
Phila. City Council Hears of Struggle in Autism Community To Obtain Appropriate ServicesAmong those testifying was attorney Jackie Gallagher, whose third child, Jack, was diagnosed with autism at age 18 months.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Press Nutter Administration To Stop Blocking Fire ContractTheir frustration was evident in a speech made at the hearing by at-large councilman Denny O'Brien (at left in photo).
New Philadelphia City Council President Inaugurates 2012 Legislative SessionPhiladelphia City Council chambers were packed on Thursday morning as the lawmakers launched their 2012 legislative session.
Council Opens With New Leaders, New Members, Difficult IssuesWhen 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.
Some City Council Races Wrap Quickly; Not So, At-Large GOP SeatIn Philadelphia, where Democratic registrations outpace Republicans by a 6-1 margin, several City Council races wrapped up quickly on Election Night.

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