The Philadelphia-based Food Trust heads the new initiative, called “Get Hype Philly.”
The 2007 smoking ban allowed for waivers under certain circumstances, under a compromise provision to secure passage. But bars have continued to ask for — and receive — exemptions.
Members of Philadelphia City Council today delivered a great big I-told-you-so to those who wanted the city to sell off the Philadelphia Gas Works.
Landing the championship game is another feather in the cap for Mayor Michael Nutter and his team, who have been on a roll lately.
New SRC chair Marjorie Neff says the fact that Bill Green is not going to court to try to keep the chairmanship removes a potential distraction.
Officer Robert Wilson III was not wearing a video camera at the time of his murder, but he and other members of the 22nd District have been part of the police department’s initial testing of the technology.
“It’s mainly a plowing operation, but we are salting as well,” says Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri.
Nutter delivered his final budget to City Council by asking the lawmakers to hike property taxes 9.3 percent.
KYW Newsradio has learned that Mayor Nutter will propose a hefty increase in city property taxes in order to give the cash-starved Philadelphia School District an extra $100 million.
Mayor Nutter today told stakeholders involved in youth violence prevention that they should commit to a long-term effort and not go for short-term fixes.
Lawmakers next month will consider a bill that revises the smoking ban to rule out any future waivers.
Philadelphia’s longtime consumer advocate, Lance Haver, has left the Nutter Administration to take a new City Council post: Director of Civic Engagement.
“It’s just really great when a plan comes all together,” Nutter says.
Mayor Nutter is among the local leaders behind the charge to host the DNC next year. But he didn’t start out that way.
“If we’re going to be successful in this, it’s going to take some American presence to even make a ground force effective. We’ve got to demonstrate a commitment to see this through, to win, or I don’t think that we sign up any of those guys to participate in a big way,” Toomey said.