The adults turned the microphone over to the young folks for a while, to hear first-person accounts of the positive impact that summer jobs can have.
Eli Zebooker, a retired center city dentist, was the oldest man in attendance. He is a spry 102.
Nutter formally endorsed Kenney, despite Kenney’s frequent criticisms of Nutter’s administration.
Mayor Nutter strongly defended his police commissioner after Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Williams said that, if elected, he would not let Charles Ramsey stay on.
The fire department and L&I will perform joint inspections of commercial and industrial properties larger than 15,000 square feet.
Nutter has begun a series of school visits he hopes will highlight the unique programs that would benefit from an increase in city and state funding.
The Office of LGBT Affairs was created by Mayor Nutter, but LGBT leaders fear that a future mayor might decide to kill it. So they’re backing a plan to change the city charter and make the office permanent.
The mayor said there’s no move afoot for Philadelphia police to assist the already serious law enforcement presence in Baltimore. Pennsylvania state police have been alerted to possible deployment.
A signing ceremony was held today in Terminal ‘A’ of Philadelphia International Airport, resolving years of friction between the city, which owns and operates the airport, and its municipal neighbors.
Room 116 of City Hall was standing-room-only for the launch of the new series.
Immigration advocates in Philadelphia joined Mayor Nutter on Friday in support of the president’s plan.
Concert production company “Live Nation” says it will transform the abandoned Ajax Metal Company building into what executive Don Gastion calls its “best venue in the country.”
Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson was not saying immediately how much money the federal government will chip in for security at next year’s Democratic National Convention.
In past years, the feds have given cities that host political conventions upwards of $50 million for security.
First District city councilman Mark Squilla penned the open letter to all residents in states that recently passed so-called “religious freedom” laws, which critics say may invite discrimination based on sexual orientation.