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Cooperation At City Hall Over Plan For More Affordable Housing

Has peace broken out at Philadelphia City Hall? Seven months after City Council announced an ambitious plan to boost affordable housing in Philadelphia, the effort is finally moving forward with the cooperation of the Nutter Administration.

10/13/2014

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, in 2012 file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Plan Aims To Help Residents Who Don’t Speak English Well

Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez wants to change Philadelphia’s Home Rule Charter so that every agency and department would be required to have a plan for working with residents who don’t speak English well.

10/04/2014

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (Credit: Andre Bennett)

Firm Hired To Analyze Proposed Sale of PGW Finds Several Issues With Deal

A consultant hired by Philadelphia City Council to analyze the proposed sale of PGW finds several big concerns with the deal, including the possibility that the buyer could simply flip PGW to another buyer.

10/01/2014

(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

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Tony Romeo)

Nutter And Mayors Of Los Angeles, Houston Launch Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced Monday that he’ll be teaming up with the Mayors of Los Angeles and Houston to start a mayor-to-mayor, city-to-city outreach effort to bring more cities on board with low carbon solutions to raise sustainability in changing climates.

09/22/2014

(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

State House Set To Vote On Cigarette Tax To Fund Philly Schools

The Pennsylvania House is expected to vote today on a proposal to raise new money for the Philadelphia School District — a measure the school district repeats is badly needed.

09/22/2014

(City councilman James Kenney, left, in file image from City of Phila. TV.  Mayor Michael Nutter, right, in file photo. (credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter To Decide Whether To Sign Or Veto Bill To Decriminalize Small Amounts Of Pot

It was back in June that the pot decriminalization bill passed City Council in a straight party line vote, 13-3. Because Council then went into recess, Mayor Nutter has until Thursday to sign or veto it, or let it become law without his signature.

09/08/2014

Mayor Nutter signs into law a measure that will make it easier for new mothers who return to work to pump breast milk. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Signs Bill Making It Easier For Moms To Pump Breast Milk At Work

Mayor Nutter has signed a bill that requires all Philadelphia employers to give workers who are nursing mothers the space and time to pump milk while on the job.

09/04/2014

(credit: Mike Dunn)

National Preparedness Day Brings Call For Philadelphia Residents To Have A Plan

Today is National Preparedness Day, and Philadelphia officials used the occasion to remind residents to make sure they have an emergency plan for their home.

09/02/2014

(Credit: John McDevitt)

Taney Dragons Parade Throughout City To Celebrate LLWS Run

It was a big day for Philadelphia’s standout little league team — the Taney Dragons — who floated through Center City Wednesday.

08/27/2014

(credit: Tim Jimenez)

City Releases Taney Dragons Parade Details

Mayor Michael Nutter made the surprise announcement Sunday during a homecoming celebration for the team at Love Park.

08/24/2014

(credit: Philadelphia Phillies)

Taney Dragons To Be Honored By Phillies During Pregame Tribute

The Philadelphia Phillies announced on Sunday that the Taney Dragons will be honored during a special pregame tribute Wednesday night at Citizen’s Bank Park.

08/24/2014

(Photo credit: Rob Carr/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia To Celebrate Taney Dragons Homecoming

Mayor Michael Nutter says the event will take place when the team arrives at about noon Sunday at Love Park in Philadelphia.

08/23/2014

Top Philadelphia Democrats will be pulling out the stops as they try to convince national party officials to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention right here. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

Philadelphia To Show Some ‘Brotherly Love’ To DNC Committee

Philadelphia is one of five cities vying to host the 2016 DNC, and nearly 20 members of the site committee will be here next Wednesday and Thursday.

08/07/2014

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Report: Pope Francis To Attend World Meeting Of Families In Philly In 2015

According to a report, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has confirmed that Pope Francis will be coming to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in 2015.

07/25/2014

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