At issue was the district attorney’s controversial program that seizes homes and cars from people whose relatives have been charged with drug crimes, then keeps the money for the DA’s office and the police department.
For the first time in nearly two decades, the city is selling tax liens on foreclosed properties, but critics of the effort hope it doesn’t backfire.
Plans for the apartment building on the 200 block of Arch Street were due to be voted on by the architectural committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission.
A committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission today will weigh in on a developer’s plans for the building on the same block as the Betsy Ross House.
Anthony Clark — one of three officials who oversee Philadelphia elections — has reached a settlement agreement with the city’s Board of Ethics in a matter involving his brother, Alex, who works in Anthony Clark’s office as a trades helper.
Philadelphia City Council adjourned for the summer this past week after rejecting some key initiatives of Mayor Nutter.
It was in August of last year that Ed Neilson was sworn in to City Council, to fill the seat made vacant by the resignation of Bill Green.
It could lead to more digital billboards, though fewer outdoor signboards overall.
Councilman Mark Squilla, whose district includes the Gallery shopping mall, says final passage of the Gallery renovation measures was a long time coming.
A packed agenda Thursday in Philadelphia City Council, as lawmakers today hold their final meeting before adjourning for the summer. Among the items up for a final vote: a school district bailout and a tax break for the owners of the Gallery.
Mayor Michael Nutter’s plan to purchase land in Northeast Philadelphia on which to build a new prison has collapsed in City Council.
“Be prepared to walk” was the message from Mayor Nutter and other officials who spelled out transportation plans for the World Meeting of Families in September.
On the north apron of City Hall, fencing has been installed to prevent pedestrians from getting close to what is about to become a major work zone.
It will be a rare mid-summer special election, to fill three vacancies of Philadelphia seats in the state House.
“I didn’t necessarily know that (parking enforcement officers) have a lot of extra time on their hands,” candidate Melissa Murray Bailey says. “And if they do have extra time on their hands, then we should be looking at how we’re allocating our resources.”