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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pedestrians who have to work their way around sidewalk-blocking construction sites in Philadelphia may soon be getting some help.
The changes were spurred by the deaths of two firefighters who perished in a warehouse fire in Kensington in 2012.
Mayor Nutter and Council President Darrell Clarke today are unveiling separate and competing proposals to reshape the structure of city government.
A 10-year-old was injured when a wall came tumbling down in North Philadelphia Sunday afternoon.
Police say a man is dead after he was shot in a car, then drove into a building late Wednesday night in North Philadelphia.
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.
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.
Neighbors are stumped by a tree that is growing inside a vacant South Philadelphia home.
A large concrete beam came crashing down on the sidewalk and street at 20th & JF Kennedy Blvd in Center City Friday morning.
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.