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Council To Conclude 2010 Without DROP Resolution

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.



Council Pokes Fun At ‘Christmas’ Controversy

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.


City Council to Revisit Fire Department Brownouts

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.


Housing Boss Greene Takes Leave of Absence

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.


Housing Authority Director Still MIA

    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.


Free Lunch for the Needy Today at Phila. City Hall

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.




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