State Pressures PGW To Speed Up Replacement Of Gas MainsState officials are now taking a hard look at whether the city-owned utility should speed up the replacement of aging gas mains.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Plan Hearing On Whether Local Officials Are Prepared For Ebola ThreatThe Ebola crisis is prompting Philadelphia City Council to plan a hearing on this region's ability to respond to a pandemic.
Nutter's Plan To Sell PGW Prompts Strong Response In City CouncilOne lawmaker this past week lashed out at a state agency which has given its thumbs-up to Mayor Nutter's plan to sell PGW.
Philadelphia Physician, Entrepreneur Walter Lomax Dead At 81"He contributed a lot to the city of Philadelphia and to this country," said Philadelphia city councilwoman Marian Tasco. "This city has lost an outstanding leader, good citizen, and a great benefactor."
Judge Rules Candidates For Public Office In Philadelphia Can Receive DROP PensionsThree candidates for public office in Philadelphia can stay on the ballot, even though they're, technically, retiring in order to collect a pension payment under the controversial DROP program.
DiCicco Introduces Bill To Allow City Workers To Opt Out Of DROPCouncilman Frank DiCicco says he regrets enrolling in the controversial pension plan, and he has introduced a bill which allows any city worker to opt out of DROP.