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(Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, in file photo, testifying before a City Council committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Partial Settlement in Civil Rights Suit Over Phila. DA’s Seizure of Assets in Drug Cases

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.

06/28/2015

File Photo (Mayor Nutter speaks to reporters.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Critics Question Nutter Admin. Decision To Sell Tax Liens On Delinquent Properties

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.

06/25/2015

(An architect's rendering of the proposed apartment building for 218 Arch Street.  The Betsy Ross House, not visible in rendering, is across Arch Street at the far right.  Image by architect Stephen Varenhorst provided by Phila. Historical Commission)

Developer Agrees To Reconsider Plans For Big Building in Historic Old City Location

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.

06/23/2015

Rendering by architect Stephen Varenhorst (Photo provided by Phila. Historical Commission)

Committee To Review Proposal For Apartment Building In Heart Of Old City

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.

06/23/2015

(Philadelphia city commissioner Anthony Clark, in 2012 file photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Election Official Fined For Ethics Violation

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.

06/22/2015

(Image from City of Phila. TV)

Council Leaders Insist Politics Not In Play In Rejection Of Nutter’s School Funding Proposal

Philadelphia City Council adjourned for the summer this past week after rejecting some key initiatives of Mayor Nutter.

06/20/2015

(Surrounded by family members and a few fellow councilmen, Ed Neilson, at left in dark suit, takes the oath of office of City Council.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

After Primary Loss, Neilson Will Resign Council To Run For State House

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.

06/19/2015

(Billboards near 9th and Spring Garden Streets, in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Councilmembers Give Final OK to Revamp of City’s Billboard Regulations

It could lead to more digital billboards, though fewer outdoor signboards overall.

06/18/2015

Rendering of the inside of the Gallery Shopping Mall (Credit: Bellevue Communications)

Phila. City Council Finalizes Legislation To Allow Gallery Makeover

Councilman Mark Squilla, whose district includes the Gallery shopping mall, says final passage of the Gallery renovation measures was a long time coming.

06/18/2015

File photo of City Hall. (Credit: Paul Gluck)

A Packed Agenda In Phila. City Council As Lawmakers Hold Final Meeting Before Adjourning For Summer

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.

06/18/2015

File photo of City Hall. (Credit: Paul Gluck)

Councilman Withdraws Controversial Plan To Purchase Land For New Prison

Mayor Michael Nutter’s plan to purchase land in Northeast Philadelphia on which to build a new prison has collapsed in City Council.

06/17/2015

(Mayor Nutter fields questions from reporters during a press conference outlining transit planning for the World Meeting of Families, in September.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Expect Papal Visit to Overwhelm City’s Mass Transit

“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.

06/16/2015

(City Hall's north apron, looking west from East Penn Square toward 15th and JFK Boulevard.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Refurbishing Work Getting Underway on North Side of City Hall Apron

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.

06/15/2015

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in 2014 file photo.  Credit: CBS 3)

Lots of Jockeying in Philadelphia as Special Election Nears to Fill Pa. House Seats

It will be a rare mid-summer special election, to fill three vacancies of Philadelphia seats in the state House.

06/12/2015

(Melissa Murray Bailey, in file photo by CBS3)

GOP Candidate For Phila. Mayor Wary of Proposed Expansion of PPA Duties

“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.”

06/12/2015

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