A deadly fire escape collapse in Center City 18 months ago has prompted a proposal in City Council to require building owners to have their fire escapes inspected every five years.
The action comes after the Interstate 495 bridge was closed because of tilting support columns.
There are thousands of vacant properties across the city. One city lawmaker wants to compile them into one list and increases inspections on each, despite one city agency saying that’s already being done.
Because of our investigation into daycare centers, action is now being taken to strengthen oversight at hundreds of these facilities.