Everett Gillison

(Graphs from ACLU report.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

ACLU Says Philadelphia Cops Still Misusing ‘Stop and Frisk’ Procedure

A federal judge continues to oversee an agreement between the ACLU and the Nutter administration in which the police department agreed to better train officers on the use of “stop and frisk.”

03/19/2013

(File photo.  Credit: Tony Hanson)

Disagreements Over Nutter’s New Plans For How Courts Appoint Attorneys For Poor Defendants

A prominent criminal defense attorney is considering taking the Nutter Administration to court over its plans to revamp how attorneys are appointed to handle cases in which the defendant has no money.

01/06/2013

(Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters in his City Hall reception room after announcing pay raises for 5,500 nonunion city workers.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Perhaps Signaling Unions, Philadelphia Gives Some Nonunion Workers 2.5% Hikes

The mayor’s aides deny the move is meant to ratchet up pressure on the two municipal unions that have been without a contract since 2009.

09/26/2012

(Philadelphia inspector general Amy Kurland, announcing the settlement agreement with Corizon Health Inc.   Credit: Mike Dunn)

Company Will Pay Philadelphia $1.85M For Finagling ‘Women-Owned’ Mandate

Amy Kurland, Philadelphia’s inspector general, says the company formerly known as Prison Health Services (now called Corizon Health Inc.) had certified to the city that it used a women-owned business as a subcontractor.

07/25/2012

(Philadelphia parks and recreation deputy commissioner Susan Slawson speaks with reporters at the Francis Myers Rec Center.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

City Officials Express Shock, Dismay at Reported Rape of Preteen in Rec Center

“We are outraged,” said Philadelphia Parks and Recreation deputy commissioner Susan Slawson.

07/17/2012

(A Philadelphia Police Department surveillance camera.  File photo)

Deputy Mayor Says Philadelphia’s Police Cams Are Being Corrected

The city controller says Philadelphia’s long troubled crime surveillance camera system is still plagued by dozens of cameras that aren’t working — or even hooked up. We’re working on it, says an administration official.

06/20/2012

(Hillary Corburn, right, says she owes her life to emergency responders and to her husband Gene, left, who performed CPR until they arrived.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Philadelphians Help Celebrate EMS Week

This is National EMS Week, when emergency medical crews in Philadelphia and elsewhere are honored for their work.

05/21/2012

(Credit: Michelle Durham)

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.

05/07/2012

file (credit: KYW's John Ostapkovich)

SEPTA Urges Sports Fans To Hop On An Express Train

As you make your plans for the day, you’ll be facing extra congestion on the roadways as the Phillies game begins at 1:35 and the Flyers take to the ice at 3 p.m.

04/29/2012

(Philadelphia fire chief Lloyd Ayers, at head of table, listens as mayor's chief of staff Everett Gillison, third from left, makes a point to the PICA board.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Nutter Aide Disputes Finding of Widespread Racism in Phila. Fire Dept.

Everett Gillison disputes a recent report that the Philadelphia Fire Department is “rife with racial division.”

03/20/2012

Feltonville Fire5

Testing Begins On New Philadelphia Fire Department Radios

The Philadelphia Fire Department begins testing new handheld Fire Department radios today, one key part of a sweeping overhaul of the city’s problem-plagued emergency communications system.

01/17/2012

Thomas Paine Plaza

City Officials Meet With ‘Occupy Philadelphia’ To Propose Relocation

Philadelphia city officials met with Occupy Philadelphia tonight to present the permit proposal to move the encampment from Dilworth Plaza to Thomas Paine plaza, across the street.

11/21/2011

(Lojack Safetynet includes bracelets that can be semi-permanently attached to a person in danger, and handheld tracking devices.   Credit:  John McDevitt)

Company Offers Free Trial on People-Trackers In Philadelphia

The 1,500 free Lojack Safetynet bracelets will available for a half a year with no financial obligation to Philadelphians who have cognitive conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, autism, or Down syndrome.

10/05/2011

Police

Local FOP Files Grievance, Cite Deplorable Conditions At Facilities

The local Fraternal Order of Police is bugged about bugs. The union has filed a grievance claiming police stations are in such terrible shape that officers are exposed to fleas and bed bugs.

09/21/2011

ICE graphic AP

City of Philadelphia Expected To Renew Info-Sharing Agreement With ICE

The City of Philadelphia will most likely renew its contract with the federal Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) following a positive review of the contract.

08/31/2011

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