Licenses and Inspections
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says an independent commission will review the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections in the wake of a deadly building collapse that killed six people.
Authorities were called out to a vacant building in North Philadelphia after a portion of the structure collapsed Wednesday afternoon.
Philadelphia’s licenses and inspections commissioner, during a tour of a Germantown neighborhood, assured some frustrated homeowners that the city was dealing with ‘nuisance’ properties that bring the whole block down.
City officials denied they’were focusing on the Italian Market as they continued a crackdown on code violations among food purveyors.
A federal grand jury indicts a former Philadelphia Licenses and Inspections employee on extortion charges, alleging he bullied a Fishtown property owner to sell to him.