Mayor Nutter presided as local firms signed what he called the “Philadelphia Jobs Compact.”
On Wednesday afternoon Mayor Nutter said he was thankful that Gov. Corbett finally cut the check for the $45 million for the school district.
“He contributed a lot to the city of Philadelphia and to this country,” said Philadelphia city councilwoman Marian Tasco. “This city has lost an outstanding leader, good citizen, and a great benefactor.”
Chris continues to cover all the angles of the government shutdown as well as last night’s debate between New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his Democratic challenger Barbara Buono. He also talks to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
Jeffrey Lindy, who served on a Philadelphia Bar Association committee studying the plan, says the contract might go to a for-profit law firm that would inevitably cut corners.
The grant will allow work to continue on such projects as the Delaware River Trail, between Washington Avenue and Spring Garden Street; a park at Pier 68, in Pennsport; and connector street amenities on Tasker Street.
Over the objections of the Nutter administration, a City Council committee has approved its own plan to funnel an extra $50 million to the city’s cash-starved school district.
The first trainload of crude oil arrived Wednesday from North Dakota’s Bakken shale region, only about a year after PES and the Carlyle Group took over the operation of the refinery complex from Sunoco.
The goal is $500,000, by October 15th, to buy paper, workbooks, and other school supplies for Philadelphia schoolkids.
The fourteen firefighters were promoted this past spring, under an order from Common Pleas Court judge Leon Tucker, but last week a Commonwealth court tossed out that ruling and ordered Tucker to dismiss the case.
Chris continues to cover all the details in the dispute over Obamacare and funding the government, and New Jersey’s impending doctors shortage. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, Comedian Chris Kattan, and CBS 3′s Beasley Reece to preview this week’s Eagles matchup in Denver.
A special investigatory committee of Council formed after last June’s fatal building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets has released its findings.
The new public opinion poll finds that a growing number of Philadelphians are pessimistic about the city’s prospects, and a growing number disapprove of Mayor Nutter’s job performance.
At issue is whether the fire commissioner is required to fill budgeted vacancies with firefighters who pass the promotion exam, as the union contends, or whether he can pick and choose.
Judy Willner, a veteran third-grade teacher at Pennell Elementary School in Ogontz, admits she was just blowing off steam online.