A City Council committee has agreed to relax zoning restrictions in a portion of Old City near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
A city councilman thinks the city should yank hundreds of millions of dollars in deposits from Well Fargo, unless bank officials come in and explain their role in deals that cost the city and school district millions.
City Council members are inching closer to getting the nitty-gritty on how the Nutter Administration came up with new assessments for every property in the city.
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, Chris talks to Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup about the media reaction, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach about Mirandizing the surviving suspect, and Frank Gaffney from the Center for security policy about the bombings impact on the immigration debate. He also talks with Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel about Eric Kratz’ big night against the Cardinals and Roy Halladay’s recovery from his slow start.
Council’s attempt to override the veto will not come until next week, if at all.
The Philadelphia firefighters union heads to court Friday asking a judge to stop the Nutter Administration from imposing transfers of senior firefighters in the new year.
“We want to just level the playing field so that in all city documents, in all city applications, in all city benefits that the city offers everyone else, then everyone should be able to partake in them,” Kenney said.
Firefighters opposed to the plan packed Council chambers today as councilmembers Jim Kenney, Bobby Henon, and Mark Squilla questioned Commissioner Ayers firsthand about the transfer policy.
“A lot of our constituents have been used to the firefighters in their area, and they feel comfortable that they know where they’re going. And they’re fearful if they implement this policy, it may cause danger to the community,” Councilman Mark Squilla said.
Joe Syrnick of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation said the final legislation should satisfy both environmentalists and developers.
“What we’re going to suggest now is that we don’t require the ticket. The tower will have to provide photographic evidence and hold it for 60 days,” Jim Kenney said.
Officer Walker was technically off his shift at the time of his death on August 18th, but spokesman Mark McDonald says a nearly-three week review of the circumstances led to the determination that Walker was nonetheless on duty.
Chris talks to Gregg Trautmann, a New Jersey lawyer challenging a law requiring teen drivers to place decals on their license plates and to Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu on his support for Mitt Romney.
Chris discusses the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, Newsweek calling Mitt Romney a wimp and he re-visits Friday’s interview with City Councilman Jim Kenney. He talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup and to Phillies Manager Charlie Manager one day ahead of the trading deadline.
Chris talks to Senator Pat Toomey on the Senate vote to extend some of the Bush Tax Cuts, Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3′s Beasley Reece on the opening of the Olympics and Michael Vick sell his new line of clothes, and to City Councilman Jim Kenney on his proposed resolution to condemn Chick-Fil-A.
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