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(James Torgerson of UIL talks with reporters in the mayor's reception room of City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

PGW Sale Faces Tough Sell To City Council

The ink was barely dry on Mayor Nutter’s plan to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works to a private utility when it became clear that the move faces an extremely tough sell on City Council. Nutter, though, voices optimism.

03/09/2014

File Photo of W. Wilson Goode, Sr. in the KYW Newsradio studios. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

African American Males The Focus At City Hall Presentation

The Mayor’s Commission on African American Males will present its recommendations to the Mayor today at City Hall.

02/24/2014

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Philadelphia Trash And Recycling Collection WILL Happen On President’s Day

Despite the fact that this is a holiday, the city of Philadelphia will have trash and recycling collection today — a change made in light of last week’s nor’easter.

02/17/2014

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City Council Passes Laws Aimed At Making Demolitions Safer Following Deadly Market Street Collapse

With little fanfare, City Council this past week gave final passage to a package of laws aimed at making demolitions in Philadelphia safer. The legislation was the result of last summer’s Market Street collapse that killed six.

02/09/2014

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

Councilman Introduces Bill That Would Cut City’s Wage Tax

A city councilman says Mayor Nutter needs to ramp up in a big way, by making cuts to the much-hated Philadelphia wage tax.

02/08/2014

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Snow Storm Leaves Parts Of Center City Deserted, While Some Kids Enjoy The Snow Day

From Spring Garden to the Parkway, most streets were deserted Tuesday night and the cleanup has started.

01/22/2014

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Liberty Bell Tapped As Part Of MLK Day National Observance

The Liberty Bell Center provided the backdrop in the annual “National Bell Ringing Ceremony” to mark MLK Day.

01/20/2014

A meeting of the Tax Review Board at City Hall as two strip clubs challenge the city's tax on lap dances. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

2013 IN REVIEW: Nutter Administration Attempts To Tax Lap Dances

The Nutter Administration raised eyebrows when officials tried to bring in a new source of revenue by taxing lap dances at strip clubs.

12/28/2013

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Holiday Help For Families Affected By Loss Of Unemployment Benefits

Without action from Congress, action that isn’t expected, Hamilton will join nearly 200,000 people in the Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey who are about to lose special unemployment benefits that will shrink from 63 weeks of coverage to 26.

12/24/2013

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Nutter: No Let-Up In Effort To Nab Tax Deadbeats Despite Changes

The man hired by Mayor Nutter to ramp up the battle against tax deadbeats has now departed City Hall, but the mayor says his resolve to nab those who don’t pay will not ease up in the new year.

12/22/2013

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Mayor Nutter Proclaims Dec. 20, 2013 Prep Day

For a second there, it was as if he was a wide-eyed freshman walking through the halls of St. Joseph’s Prep again. He was excited, emotionally invested and had no trouble proclaiming a special day for his alma mater.

12/20/2013

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47-Story Hotel/Condo Building Joining The Philadelphia Skyline

A new project on the corner of Broad and Spruce Streets will be the city’s tallest structure built for residential use.

12/17/2013

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New Bill Offers Pregnant Women A Bit Of A Break While On The Job

Approved at Council’s last meeting of 2013 was a measure authored by Councilman Bill Greenlee that requires local employers to give pregnant workers reasonable accommodations.

12/15/2013

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Proposed Bill Gives L&I Crews Authority To Break Padlocks To Clean Vacant Lots

Second District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson says L&I’s efforts to clean up unsightly vacant lots are stymied because absentee owners lock them.

12/14/2013

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City Council Passes Law Making Property Owners Responsible For Cleaning Up Graffiti

You didn’t do the tagging, but if it’s on your property, city council says it’s on you to clean it up.

12/12/2013

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