Everett Gillison

(Deputy mayor Everett Gillison speaks with reporters outside the Independence Visitors Center as the city's "Welcome America" festivities were getting underway.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter’s Chief of Staff Promises Adequate Security In Place for Holiday Weekend

Everett Gillison, the city’s deputy mayor for public safety, had assurances for both local residents and visitors.

07/03/2015

(Nutter chief of staff Everett Gillison testifies about the administration's plan to consolidate the city's 911 and 311 call centers.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmaker Nixes Vote on Consolidation of 311 and 911 Call Centers

The mayor’s chief of staff, Everett Gillison, was testifying at a hearing to consider the administration’s plan to consolidate the 911 and 311 centers at the old Quartermaster Depot, at 20th and Oregon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

(Everett Gillison, chief of staff for Mayor Nutter, in a file photo. (Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Up In Arms Over Nutter Administration Property Reassessment Plans

The dust from the 2013 reassessment of all properties in Philadelphia has barely settled, and city officials are planing more.

04/01/2015

(Philadelphia finance director Rob Dubow, deputy mayor Everett Gillison, and budget director Rebecca Rhynhart, at the opening session of City Council's budget hearings.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Wrangling Begins Over Next Philadelphia Budget: How Will Schools Get Funded?

The school district wants more than $100 million above the city’s current contribution. The Nutter administration proposes raising $105 million with a 9.3-percent hike in property taxes. Councilmembers are already discussing alternate means.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

(The 2014 Philly Cycling Classic.  File photo by KYW's Tim Jimenez)

City of Philadelphia Changing Production Company For Annual Bicycling Race

Liberty Sports Development, the nonprofit organization formed two years ago to put on the biggest one-day professional cycling race in America, still owes the city hundreds of thousands of dollars.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

Center City Building Collapse File Photo (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

New Panel Keeping Watch On Philadelphia Department Of L&I

Philadelphia’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.

01/12/2015

(Jeannine Lisitski, executive director of Women Against Abuse, speaks in Love Park.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Group Renews Annual Effort Fighting Violence Against Women

The event was sponsored by Women Against Abuse.

10/03/2014

(Mayor Nutter discusses some of the recommendations of his blue ribbon panel report on the future of the Department of Licenses and Inspections in the wake of the fatal collapse of a building onto the Salvation Army Thrift Store at 22nd and Market Streets in July 2013.  Members of the panel stand with the mayor.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Report Blames City For Failing To Heed Warnings Before Deadly Market St. Building Collapse

A 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.

09/25/2014

(Mayor Nutter discusses some of the recommendations of his blue ribbon panel report on the future of the Department of Licenses and Inspections in the wake of the fatal collapse of a building onto the Salvation Army Thrift Store at 22nd and Market Streets in July 2013.  Members of the panel stand with the mayor.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Panel’s Findings on Fatal Market Street Building Collapse Released

While the report contains about three dozen recommendations for the city to consider going forward, the largest is splitting up L&I’s functions and placing more emphasis on safety and accountability.

09/25/2014

(credit: Tim Jimenez)

Philadelphia Finalizes Parade Plans To Honor Its Hometown Little League Heroes

And the city is encouraging everyone to come out and congratulate the Taney Dragons on their success.

08/26/2014

Pope Francis, in file photo. (credit: Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

City Officials Undecided Where Pope Francis Would Appear If He Visits Philadelphia

If the pontiff does come, an appearance on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is not a certainty.

07/28/2014

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Officials Keeping Cool About Pope’s Likely 2015 Visit

And they say Archbishop Chaput’s comments of optimism don’t affect their planning for the event.

07/25/2014

File photo of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  (Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Urging ‘Welcome America’ Attendees To Keep Cool, Keep Calm

City officials tell concertgoers to dress appropriately for the heat, carry items in a clear bag if possible, and leave the coolers at home.

07/03/2014

(PHL airport workers protest outside the City Hall office of Mayor Michael Nutter.   Photo by Mike Dunn)

PHL Airport Contract Workers Demand Prompt ‘Living Wage’ Adjustment

The airport workers were unhappy because the mayor’s executive order raising their wages does not apply to contracts currently in force, and that means the raises won’t come until the contracts are amended or renewed.

06/10/2014

(Credit: CBS-3)

1 Dead, 2 Injured In Center City Fire Escape Collapse

Police say a several people were hanging outside on the fire escape when it gave way and sent them plummeting about 40 feet to the ground.

01/12/2014

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