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.
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.
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.
“We are outraged,” said Philadelphia Parks and Recreation deputy commissioner Susan Slawson.
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.
This is National EMS Week, when emergency medical crews in Philadelphia and elsewhere are honored for their work.
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.
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.
Everett Gillison disputes a recent report that the Philadelphia Fire Department is “rife with racial division.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For better or worse, this summer’s flash mob fallout in Philadelphia has brought the Nutter Administration a lot of worldwide attention. Officials believe it is for the better.