Philadelphia's City Controller: Abandoned Property Poses Public Safety ThreatPhiladelphia's City Controller Alan Butkovitz is calling for the demolition of more than 100 vacant buildings that he says create a public safety hazard.
New Panel Keeping Watch On Philadelphia Department Of L&IPhiladelphia's beleaguered Department of Licenses and Inspections has a new watchdog -- a result of changes made in the wake of the 2013 cMarket Street building collapse.
Report Blames City For Failing To Heed Warnings Before Deadly Market St. Building CollapseA report by the Mayor's Special Independent Advisory Commission found the deadly June 5, 2013 building collapse that killed six and injured 14 was "a symptom of larger, long-standing problems" with the City's Department of Licenses and Inspections.
Nutter, Clarke To Unveil Dueling Plans For L&IMayor Nutter and Council President Darrell Clarke today are unveiling separate and competing proposals to reshape the structure of city government.
Preservation Group Drops Appeal Of Demolition Of Interior Of Boyd TheaterThe parties who were at odds recently over the future of the landmark Theater have had a meeting of the minds on trying to save original Art Deco artifacts on the inside.
2013 IN REVIEW: Building Collapse Prompts Changes in Philadelphia LawsWithin days of the collapse, Mayor Nutter announced new restrictions on how contractors in Philadelphia obtain demolition permits.
Phila. Lawmakers Tackle Competing Interests For New Demolition Safety RulesLawmakers are getting down to the business of changing the city code to improve the safety of demolitions, in the wake of the fatal Market Street building collapse last June.
Council, Probing Deadly Center City Demolition Collapse, Hears From L&I Alums Two former heads of Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and Inspections offered differing views on whether L&I has lost sight of public safety.
EXCLUSIVE: New Concerns Over A Demolition Site In Philadelphia Eyewitness News finds new concerns over a demolition site in Philadelphia.
City Council To Begin Regulatory Probe of Philadelphia DemolitionsPhiladelphia City Council is launching its own probe of last week's fatal center city building collapse, though its review will focus on the broad issues of regulations and licensing governing demolitions.
Indications A Criminal Investigation Could Soon Be Underway In Deadly Building CollapseFollowing the deadly building collapse in Center City on Wednesday, there are indications that a criminal investigation into the collapse could be opened up.
Phila. City Council Ready To Delve Into Issues Raised By Deadly Building CollapseExpect a City Council hearing this fall on the aftermath of the collapse, according to Curtis Jones, chairman of Council's public safety committee.