L&I

Center City Building Collapse File Photo (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Overtime Costs Rising As Phila. Beefs Up Construction Inspections

Philadelphia’s City Controller has criticized L&I for high overtime costs. City officials say that’s what it takes to keep building sites safe.

08/27/2015

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Point Breeze Pop-Up Beer Garden Reopens Amid Battle With City

Pop-up beer gardens have been popping up throughout Philly this summer, but the developer of the Point Breeze Pop-Up Beer Garden has been fighting the city to keep his open.

07/25/2015

File photo (L&I commissioner Carlton Williams testifies before a Philadelphia City Council committee investigating the deadly Center City building collapse.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

L&I Chief Buys Ads To Tell ‘True Story’ Of Department

The Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections is defending the use of 15-thousand taxpayer dollars to run online ads designed to look like news articles — ads that put a positive spin on the beleaguered department.

07/22/2015

Center City Building Collapse File Photo (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

New Panel Keeping Watch On Philadelphia Department Of L&I

Philadelphia’s beleaguered Department of Licenses and Inspections has a new watchdog — a result of changes made in the wake of the 2013 cMarket Street building collapse.

01/12/2015

(Phila. L&I commissioner Carlton Williams, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Official Warns of Slippery Scammer Posing As City L&I Inspector

Carlton Williams, commissioner of the city’s Department of Licenses & Inspections, says they’ve received three reports since Monday of a person posing as an L&I inspector and gaining entry to homes.

12/23/2014

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City Council Takes Action On Construction Sites Blocking Philly Sidewalks

Pedestrians who have to work their way around sidewalk-blocking construction sites in Philadelphia may soon be getting some help.

11/13/2014

File photo of Philadelphia City Council chambers. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Phila. Council Committee OKs Overhaul Of How City Handles Large Vacant Buildings

The changes were spurred by the deaths of two firefighters who perished in a warehouse fire in Kensington in 2012.

10/22/2014

(File photos:  Darrell Clarke, left, by Steve Tawa.  Michael Nutter by Mike Dunn.)

Nutter, Clarke To Unveil Dueling Plans For L&I

Mayor Nutter and Council President Darrell Clarke today are unveiling separate and competing proposals to reshape the structure of city government.

09/25/2014

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Child Hurt When Wall Collapses In North Philly

A 10-year-old was injured when a wall came tumbling down in North Philadelphia Sunday afternoon.

09/14/2014

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Man Shot In Car, Crashes Into Building, Dies In North Philly

Police say a man is dead after he was shot in a car, then drove into a building late Wednesday night in North Philadelphia.

08/28/2014

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Warning Signs That A House Is In Danger Of Collapsing

Given the recent collapse of several row homes in the City’s Cobbs Creek neighborhood, local experts want to make sure homeowners know what to look for before a collapse happens.

07/08/2014

Center City Building Collapsefile photo (credit: Chopper 3 HD)

License and Inspection Officials Answering More Building Safety Calls From Concerned Residents

L&I is reporting a 71-percent increase in the number of calls, emails and complaints about imminently dangerous buildings and unsafe construction in the past 12 months.

06/04/2014

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South Philly Home Turning Into Real ‘Treehouse’

Neighbors are stumped by a tree that is growing inside a vacant South Philadelphia home.

05/26/2014

A concrete beam fell from a building in Center City in the early morning hours of May 2, 2014. (credit: Nicole Brewer)

Concrete Beam Falls From Center City Building

A large concrete beam came crashing down on the sidewalk and street at 20th & JF Kennedy Blvd in Center City Friday morning.

05/02/2014

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Former Philadelphia L&I Official Pleads Not Guilty To Extortion, Fraud Charges

Former Philadelphia Licenses and Inspections Deputy Commissioner Dominic Verdi has made his initial appearance in federal court a day after a federal grand jury charged he used his office to steer beer sales his way.

04/02/2014

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