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Fran Healey

(A "Living Flame" remembrance ceremony in Franklin Square for fallen Philadelphia police and firefighters.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Hiring Preference Proposal Advances for Grandkids of Philly’s Fallen Heroes

Children of fallen Philadelphia police and firefighter have, for years, received a 10-point bonus on civil service exams when applying for a city job. Now, a City Council committee has okayed a measure that would give the same preference to the grandchildren of the deceased.

06/18/2012