Mayor Nutter's Chief of Staff Promises Adequate Security In Place for Holiday WeekendEverett Gillison, the city's deputy mayor for public safety, had assurances for both local residents and visitors.
Phila. Lawmaker Nixes Vote on Consolidation of 311 and 911 Call CentersThe 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.
City Council Up In Arms Over Nutter Administration Property Reassessment PlansThe dust from the 2013 reassessment of all properties in Philadelphia has barely settled, and city officials are planing more.
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.
City of Philadelphia Changing Production Company For Annual Bicycling RaceLiberty 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.
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.
Philadelphia Group Renews Annual Effort Fighting Violence Against WomenThe event was sponsored by Women Against Abuse.
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.
Panel's Findings on Fatal Market Street Building Collapse ReleasedWhile 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.
Philadelphia Finalizes Parade Plans To Honor Its Hometown Little League HeroesAnd the city is encouraging everyone to come out and congratulate the Taney Dragons on their success.
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.
Philadelphia Officials Keeping Cool About Pope's Likely 2015 VisitAnd they say Archbishop Chaput's comments of optimism don't affect their planning for the event.