District Council 33 — representing nearly 10,000 current and former blue-collar city workers — has overwhelmingly ratified its new contract with the city — a contract that took five contentious years to negotiate.
“We’ve gotten to a place where it is out of the criminal realm,” says the Kenney said today.
Julian Castro greeted children at the Montgomery Early Learning Center to get a firsthand look at West Philadelphia’s federally designated “promise zone.”
The Phillies have announced their plans to honor the Taney Dragons.
The Nutter administration has struck a new, seven-year deal with the city’s largest municipal workers’ union, District Council 33, in a contract dispute that has dragged on since 2009.
One of the most unusual tax battles in Philadelphia history has come to an end.
Chris discusses the latest developments regarding the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, David Gregory’s departure from Meet the Press, and his participation in the ALS ice bucket challenge. He talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup at 7:00 and Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder at 8:00.
Mayor Nutter repeated not only that the city was up to the task of hosting the convention, but also that it won’t cost local taxpayers a dime.
The mayor says the interim cuts imposed now to allow schools to open on time will, in his view, affect learning.
“We are very focused on the financial, logistical, and security issues surrounding any convention,” says DNC executive director Amy Dacey.
Mummers, the Philly Phanatic, and several hundred city boosters gathered outside the hotel to cheer as a bus carrying members of the DNC site selection committee pulled up.
Stigall On Phila. Public School System: ‘There Is Always A Budget Gap And Never A Discussion As To Why’
Chris Stigall criticized School Reform Commission Superintendent William Hite and Mayor Nutter for not being satisfied with Governor Corbett’s decision to extend money to Philadelphia schools
Schools superintendent William Hite, standing next to the governor for the announcement, stressed that this early disbursement does not resolve the $81-million funding gap the school district needs to close to avoid layoffs and other serious cuts.
The measure passed by City Council makes possession of about an ounce of pot punishable by only a $25 fine.
The new FOP contract award gives Commissioner Ramsey what he and past Commissioners had long sought: the right to promote some of his commanders based solely on merit, regardless of how they score on exams.