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Philadelphia Submits Proposal To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has officially announced that the city has submitted it’s proposal to the Democratic National Committee to host the 2016 National Convention.

06/06/2014

The annual celebration started three years ago, to focus attention on the city's effort to raise graduation rates. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Hundreds Of Philadelphia High School Students Participate In Citywide Graduation Celebration

The annual celebration started three years ago, to focus attention on the city’s effort to raise graduation rates. Lori Shorr from the Mayor’s Office of Education says the rate has gone from 53 percent in 2007 to 64 percent this year.

06/06/2014

(Ceremonies were held in a vacant lot at 22nd Street where the Salvation Army Thrift Store once stood, which will contain a memorial park.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Ceremonies Mark One-Year Anniversary Of Fatal Center City Collapse

It was one year ago today that a building under demolition collapsed on the Salvation Army thrift shop at 22nd and Market Streets, killing six and injuring 14.

06/05/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter announces promotion of Deputy Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer as the new Fire Commissioner. (credit: Syma Chowdhry/CBS3)

Derrick Sawyer To Replace Retiring Lloyd Ayers As Philadelphia Fire Commissioner

Mayor Michael Nutter has named a new Fire Commissioner to replace Lloyd Ayers, who is retiring after 40 years in the department.

06/04/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter names Diane Schweizer the first female Fire Deputy Commissioner. She is Chief of EMS Operations. (credit: Syma Chowdhry/CBS3)

Diane Schweizer To Become Philadelphia’s First Female Deputy Fire Commissioner

A trailblazer makes her way up the Fire Department chain.

06/04/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter delivers his 2014-2015 budget address to City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Mayor Nutter ‘Shocked’ And ‘Saddened’ To Learn Of Passing Of Lewis Katz In Atlantic City Bound Plane Crash

Mayor Nutter says he is shocked and deeply saddened to hear this terrible news.

06/01/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman David Oh.  File photo credit: Mike Dunn)

City Councilman Claims Mayor Nutter’s Proposed Budget Is Far From Lean

Councilman-at-large David Oh says there are plenty of dimes and nickels tucked away in corners of Mayor Michael Nutter’s budget proposal.

05/27/2014

A wreath laying at the Korean War Memorial in Old City during a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony. (credit: John Ostapkovich)

Somber Strains Herald Remembrance At Korean War Memorial In Old City

Among Philadelphia’s Memorial Day observances was one at the Korean War Memorial in Old City.

05/26/2014

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, during hearings on the school district's next budget.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Council President Optimistic State Lawmakers Will Sign On To Schools Plan

It may be a tough sell in Harrisburg, but City Council is hoping to convince state lawmakers to sign on to their revised school bailout plan.

05/16/2014

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Parents React To Philadelphia School Cheating Scandal

One parent can’t believe the cheating allegations against the principal and four other teachers, one of whom was a teacher here when she was a student.

05/08/2014

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

City Council Wants Financial Oversight Before Helping Cash-Strapped School District

City Council President Darrell Clarke says before City Council steps up to help, local lawmakers want more oversight of the school district’s budget.

04/26/2014

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Broad Street Run Kick Off Event Held At Love Park

Philadelphia’s 35th annual Broad Street Run is taking place on May 4th and Mayor Michael Nutter was among those getting the word out in Love Park Tuesday afternoon.

04/22/2014

The Reunion Band performs on stage at the 3rd annual Center City Jazz Festival. (credit: Justin Udo)

3rd Annual Jazz Festival Takes Over Center City

The 3rd annual Center City Jazz Festival rocked the town and gave folks a chance to boogy down on Saturday with some local, national and even international acts.

04/19/2014

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite hands out Free Library cards to students at Blaine Elementary. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Children In Philadelphia School District Get Their Very Own Free Library Cards

Thousands of Philadelphia school kids will begin getting city library cards, starting Wednesday.

04/15/2014

Gov. Tom Corbett, Archbishop Charles Chaput and Mayor Michael Nutter make a pitch for money and volunteers from business and community leaders during an event at Union League. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Papal Pitch Team Makes Plea To Business And Civic Leaders

Some 150 business and community leaders were invited to breakfast Tuesday at the Union League by Philadelphia’s papal pitch team — and they were asked to step up and do their part for a possible September 2015 visit by Pope Francis to the city.

04/15/2014

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