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(As deputy police commissioner Richard Ross, deputy mayor Everett Gillison, and public safety director Mike Resnick look on, Mayor Nutter signs his executive order.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

In Wake of Justice Department Report, Mayor Nutter Creates Police Oversight Panel

Nutter has signed an executive order creating a fifteen-member oversight commission to ensure that the Justice Department’s recent recommendations become reality.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(The 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show.  File photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Pa. Convention Center Says Shows Are Smoother, Less Expensive Under New Union Rules

The report says labor costs at this year’s Philadelphia Auto Show were down 20 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

Some gathered outside the GameStop where officer Robert Wilson III was shot and killed last week to pay tribute. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Owners of Store Where Phila. Police Officer Killed Puts Major Muscle Into Fundraising Effort

Officials with the GameStop game retailer are joining the effort to collect money for the fallen officer’s family.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

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Labor-Backed PAC Begins Airing TV Ads Supporting Kenney For Philadelphia Mayor

The first television ad of the 2015 Philadelphia mayoral race is now airing, but it was not paid for by the candidate who is being promoted.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

(Marjorie Neff, left, recently appointed to head the School Reform Commission by Gov. Tom Wolf, and her predecessor, Bill Green, who will remain a member of the SRC.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Former Phila. SRC Chair and His Replacement Say They’ll Move Schools Forward Together

New SRC chair Marjorie Neff says the fact that Bill Green is not going to court to try to keep the chairmanship removes a potential distraction.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

(The New Jersey state capitol, in Trenton.  File photo by KYW Newsradio)

Unions Suing Christie Administration To Force Required Pension Fund Payment

“He’s short again on the law he signed, so we are taking him to court for the third time, with plenty of notice,” says Wendell Steinhauer, president of the New Jersey Education Association.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

(Former SRC chair Bill Green.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Bill Green Says He Won’t Give Up SRC Chairmanship Without Court Fight

He says he plans to go to Commonwealth Court for a ruling on whether Gov. Wolf had the authority to strip him of his School Reform Commission chairmanship.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

(The School Reform Commission, during a contentious meeting on February 19, 2015, when Bill Green was chair.  Schools superintendent William Hite is standing in background.  File photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

School Reform Commission Says Its Vote on Charter Applications Will Have Little Budget Impact

The district faces an $80-million deficit next year, but SRC chair Bill Green says adding five charters won’t break the budget because four of the schools would open in 2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

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Septa, Unionized Workers Fight Over Staffing Levels in Federal Waiver of Regional Rail Work Rules

Federal regulators are being asked by Septa to continue a waiver of work rules on its commuter rail division — a waiver that the transit agency’s rail unions insist puts the safety of the riding public at risk.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

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Jonathan Saidel Decides Against 2015 Run for Philadelphia Mayor

“There are enough people running that people can make a wise choice,” he said.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/26/2015

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Philadelphia Teachers’ Union Wins a Round in Court Over Imposed Employment Terms

In a major victory for the Philadelphia public schoolteachers’ union, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that the School Reform Commission cannot cancel the teachers’ contract.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Ironworkers’ Union Boss Guilty on All Counts in Racketeering Trial

After five days of deliberations, a federal jury in Philadelphia has found former Philadelphia ironworkers’ union head Joseph Dougherty guilty of corruption and related offenses.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/20/2015

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No Verdict Yet as Federal Jury Weighs Corruption Case of Phila. Ironworkers’ Boss

After an apparently rough four days of deliberations, the jury in the federal trial of ironworkers’ union Local 401 boss Joseph Dougherty is in recess until Tuesday.

01/16/2015

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Federal Racketeering Case Against Ironworkers’ Boss Heads to Jury

Defense attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. has downplayed alleged threats by Joseph Dougherty, secretly recorded, as mere “testosterone talk.”

01/13/2015

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

More Testimony Against Phila. Ironworkers’ Union Boss in Federal Racketeering Trial

Sean O’Donnell, who pleaded guilty to vandalizing a nonuion work site and who is cooperating with the prosecution, testified that Joseph Dougherty knew of and approved of the illegal attacks.

01/12/2015

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