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Phila. Agrees To Better Compliance With State Gun Control Regulations

The settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia by gun-carry advocates will force police and other city officials to more strongly adhere to state law in a variety of gun-related matters.

13 hours ago

(The July 21, 2014 meeting of the PICA board.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

With Misgivings, State Overseers OK Philadelphia’s Five-Year Budget

The head of the PICA board told the mayor’s finance director that he’d like to see the city do more belt-tightening in order to start a rainy day fund.

07/21/2014

(City councilman James Kenney, left, in file image from City of Phila. TV.  Mayor Michael Nutter, right, in file photo by Mike Dunn)

Tussle Over Credit For New Regulations After Center City Building Collapse

Tragedy can lead to legislative change. And that, in turn, can lead to politicians tripping over one another in the rush to claim credit.

07/20/2014

(District Council 33 president Pete Matthews, second from right, confers with other union officials following this morning's hearing in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

City of Philadelphia Asks To Impose Contract Terms in Stalled Blue-Collar Talks

“This is another attempt to circumvent the collective bargaining process by the mayor,” says District Council 33 president Pete Matthews. “It’s not up to the courts to resolve a collective bargaining agreement. It’s up to the mayor to sit down and work this out fairly.”

07/18/2014

(Philadelphia L&I commissioner Carlton Williams and Mayor Nutter unveil an example of the new signage that will be required at construction sites in the city.   Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Unveils New Required Construction Site Signage

The new rule comes in the wake of last year’s building collapse on Market Street that killed six people.

07/17/2014

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UIL Holdings Decides Not To Drop Out Of Potential PGW Purchase

Today is the first day the company that wants to purchase PGW has the ability to drop out of the deal. But officials with the firm say they’re staying in, for the time being.

07/16/2014

City Hall (FILE PHOTO credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Judge To Hear Nutter’s Appeal To Tax Lap Dances

The Nutter Administration’s attempt to slap a tax on lap dances performed at strip clubs falls squarely into the lap of a Common Pleas judge this morning.

07/16/2014

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Presidential Board Findings Support Septa In Regional Rails Labor Dispute

The Presidential Emergency Board found that SEPTA is correct in insisting that pay raises for the Regional Rail engineers and electricians follow the same pattern as raises for subway and bus operators.

07/15/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter, speaking with reporters about the "Welcome America" concert on July 4th.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Thinks TV Viewer Perception of July 4th Concert Profanity Was Overblown

The mayor says both The Roots and Ed Sheeran cleaned up their lyrics and never needed to be bleeped, although they repeatedly were by WPVI-TV.

07/14/2014

(Operators at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's "heatline."  File photo)

With Weather Cooperating, Philadelphia’s Elderly ‘Heatline’ Keeping Their Cool

Philadelphia health officials have not yet had to activate the city’s “Heatline” for a single day, and there have no heat-related deaths.

07/14/2014

File Photo (Philadelphia revenue commissioner Clarena Tolson testifies before the Rules Committee of City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City’s Collection Of ‘School Income Tax’ Reaping Rewards

By Mike Dunn PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With the School District still in dire financial straits, the city’s Revenue Commissioner says her department’s effort to collect a little-known tax that benefits the schools is paying off. […]

07/13/2014

(Nigerian ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh, with orange necktie, meets with members of Philadelphia City Council and community members affected by the Gesner Street tragedy.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Liberian Ambassador to US Meets With Philadelphia City Council Over Fatal Fire

Ambassador Sulunteh was critical of Mayor Nutter, specifically the mayor’s claim that the some in the Liberian community have spread misinformation about the fire department’s response time.

07/09/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office in Philadelphia City Hall about last Saturday's fatal fire in Southwest Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Promise Transparency In Fatal Fire Follow-Up

And Mayor Nutter stressed that the focus should be not on the fire department’s response but on what caused the blaze.

07/08/2014

(Nicki Minaj.  File photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images)

Nutter Promises City Review Of This Year’s [Expletive Deleted] ‘Welcome America’ Concert

And he says the city will try to make next year’s “Welcome America” concert a bit more G-rated.

07/07/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Teachers’ Union Wants Philadelphians to Vote on School District Control

Hillary Linardopoulos, of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, said the ballot question would be an important — albeit symbolic — statement.

06/22/2014

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