Owners Of Small Businesses Seek Local Funding For Renovations, Citing Federal Rigmarole Makes Process Too Expensive
A federally funded Storefront Improvement Program is facing an uncertain future because newly applied rules are making the projects more costly.
The Philadelphia Fire Department’s controversial policy of temporary fire station closures — known as brownouts — dominated the discussion this past week during City Council’s first chance to question the new Fire Commissioner.
Nutter Creates Panel To Help Tackle Recommendations Contained In US Dept. Of Justice Report On Police
Mayor Nutter has followed through on an Executive Order and named members of an independent civilian oversight board to advance efforts to ‘create a more responsive’ police department that ‘earns the public’s respect.’
Chris discusses mismanagement at the Philadelphia VA office, Hillary Clinton not leaving a tip at Chipotle, and Mayor Nutter’s property tax raise proposal. He talks with Juan Pablo Di Pace, star of “A.D. The Bible Continues” and Rich Ashburn, son of the Phillies legend Richie Ashburn about Home Runs for Heart.
Philadelphia officials don’t quite know why revenues from the city sales tax are lower than expected — but they suspect that Amazon and other online retailers may be to blame.
City Council plans to explore PILOTS — payments in lieu of taxes — as a way to get non-profits that pay no property taxes to chip in more for city schools.
An about-face this past week from Philadelphia City Council: members voted to overturn a law that they passed just two years ago after getting an earful from churches and other small non-profits in the city.
The Philadelphia Police Department is renaming its valor medal for an officer who took on two armed robbers and continued firing until he was mortally wounded, the police commissioner said Saturday at the slain officer’s funeral.
It was on March 6, 2014 that Mayor Nutter, delivering his budget to City Council, ad libbed a surprising apology for trying to close 11 library branches.
Mayor Nutter’s new budget calls for 3.9 million dollars for the Summer Jobs program, which is an increase of about 1.5 million over the current year.
Mayor Michael Nutter plans to boost by about one-quarter the number of miles of Philadelphia streets that will be repaved in the coming year. And the focus will be on smaller streets in the neighborhoods.
Mayor Nutter presents his eighth and final budget one week from Thursday — and the key questions are whether and how he will respond to the latest hat-in-hand request from the School District.
Eighteen Philadelphia students are spending the day getting an insider’s view of City Hall, as part of the annual PAL DAY activities.
Before Council’s Public Health Committee is a measure that would require local businesses offer one hour of sick leave for every forty hours an employee works.
A long-planned overhaul of how water rates are set in Philadelphia is about to finally become reality.