Philadelphia’s District Attorney says bureaucracy at the Philadelphia School District is thwarting his effort to go after parents of students who are chronically truant.
Nearly 2,000 city workers got an unexpected day off today after a burst water pipe forced the closure of their Center City office tower.
John McGee, who headed up SEPTA’s long-delayed move to smartcards, has left the transit agency to go work for a firm that is involved with the project.
Now the Streets Department has an unusual plan to combat the signs: pestering the culprits with robo-calls.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says he’s having more than a little trouble finding a few good men and women for the force.
Philadelphia lawmakers are looking at forcing landlords in the city, for the first time, to conduct regular inspections of fire escapes.
Mayor Nutter is taking issue with the Council President’s view of how officials will deal with his controversial plan to sell PGW.
A Newtown Square, Pa. company wants to install high-tech, 3-D digital advertising devices on the sidewalks of Center City, though whether City Council goes along is unclear.
They’re called IDs — Imminently Dangerous Buildings — and L and I Commissioner Carlton Williams told council members at a budget hearing that the city currently has about 600 of them
City officials have tallied the cost of plowing the streets of Philadelphia during the wicked winter — and the price tag is roughly three times that of a normal winter.
Philadelphia’s Controller, Alan Butkovitz, says a culture of secrecy pervades the School District, making it difficult for anyone to get to the root of the district’s massive deficits.
Students at the Community College of Philadelphia face a possible tuition increase next fall unless the city and the state chip in more.
At a city council hearing this past week, Deputy Mayor Michael DiBerardinis unveiled sweeping changes in the supervision of non-swimmers:
A backlog of property tax appeals — and a plan to give raises to the board that hears appeals — has prompted angry words from Mayor Nutter.
Councilman-At-Large David Oh is pushing a major overhaul to the pension fund for city workers — a fund that he says is dragging down the rest of the City Hall budget.