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DA Williams Wants School District To Name Parents Of Chronically Truant Students

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.

27 mins ago

Mayor Nutter held a press conference to announce the temporary closing of the One Parkway tower. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Burst Water Pipe Closes One Parkway Tower

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.

20 hours ago

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Top SEPTA Official In Charge Of Move To Smartcards Retires

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.

04/14/2014

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City Of Philadelphia Looks To Fight ‘Bandit Signs’ With Robo-Calls

Now the Streets Department has an unusual plan to combat the signs: pestering the culprits with robo-calls.

04/14/2014

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey testifies at a City Council hearing on the city budget.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Says Recruiting New Officers Remains A Challenge

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says he’s having more than a little trouble finding a few good men and women for the force.

04/13/2014

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City Council Considers Mandatory Fire Escape Inspections In Wake Of Deadly Collapse

Philadelphia lawmakers are looking at forcing landlords in the city, for the first time, to conduct regular inspections of fire escapes.

04/12/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo)

Nutter Responds To Council President’s Memo Over Sale Of PGW

Mayor Nutter is taking issue with the Council President’s view of how officials will deal with his controversial plan to sell PGW.

04/11/2014

Artist rendering of proposed hour glass at 19th and Market. (photo provided)

Newtown Square Company Submits Proposal To Post Digital, 3-D Ads In Center City

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.

04/10/2014

Carlton Williams (credit: Phila. City TV)

L and I Commish: Dangerous Buildings In Constant Supply In Philadelphia

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

04/09/2014

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Snow Plowing Cost Philadelphia Taxpayers $18-Million, Streets Commissioner Says

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.

04/09/2014

City Controller Alan Butkovitz (L) is questioned by Councilman David Oh (R) during a budget hearing. (credit: City of Philadelphia)

City Controller Faults Secrecy Amid School District’s Financial Mess

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.

04/08/2014

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Community College of Phila. Asks For More Funding To Avert Tuition Hike

Students at the Community College of Philadelphia face a possible tuition increase next fall unless the city and the state chip in more.

04/07/2014

Kids at Vogt Recreation Center enjoy splashing. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Sweeping Safety Changes Coming To Philadelphia Pools

At a city council hearing this past week, Deputy Mayor Michael DiBerardinis unveiled sweeping changes in the supervision of non-swimmers:

04/07/2014

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Nutter Has Stern Words For Board That Hears Property Tax Appeals

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.

04/06/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman David Oh.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Councilman Pushes Plan To Overhaul Struggling Pension Fund For City Workers

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.

04/05/2014

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