Peco is giving $1 million over five years to boost the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (“STEM”) program in the Mantua and Powelton Village communities. Drexel University will provide the academics.
Five of the 17 Philadelphia City Council members are retiring and there is no shortage of candidates to replace them. Plus, Mayor Nutter faces a challenge from Milton Street.
Philadelphia City Council wants to end the policy of rolling brownouts, but the Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said they will stay in place.
Jannie Blackwell believes students should be free to pray alone or in groups, as long as the activity is not disruptive and does not infringe on the rights of others.
Going into today’s Philadelphia Housing Authority board special meeting, the PHA board chairman, former Mayor Street, was giving no indication that he’s willing to bail and resign at the request of HUD.
City Council wraps up its 2010 legislative session today. And the end of the lawmakers work year brings no action from council on the mayor’s call for an end to the controversial DROP program.
This week’s City Hall controversy over the removal of the “Christmas Village” sign may be dying down a bit, but it prompted some good-natured joking at City Council’s meeting on Thursday.
Mayor Nutter’s controversial plan to save money with one-day, rolling closures of fire stations throughout the city will be the subject of a City Council hearing this fall.
The embattled director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority is taking a leave of absence from his job — saying “stress” is to blame for him falling behind on personal financial matters.
Embattled PHA director Carl Greene apparently has no plans to show up for work today. No one seems to have heard from Greene since published reports that a bank was foreclosing on his condo.
Philadelphia city councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and the Philadelphia Housing Authority teamed up today to offer a free banquet outside City Hall to those who needed it most.