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SEPTA’s Second Stab At Papal Ticket Sales Is A Lottery Run By Local Firm

SEPTA’s second attempt at selling regional rail tickets for the Pope’s visit is now underway, but this time, its a lottery that ends at midnight tonight.

08/03/2015

File photo of Philadelphia City Council chambers. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Study Examines The Good and Bad Of A Philadelphia City Council Tradition

A new study puts a long-standing and controversial Philadelphia City Council tradition under the microscope.

07/26/2015

File photo (L&I commissioner Carlton Williams testifies before a Philadelphia City Council committee investigating the deadly Center City building collapse.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

L&I Chief Buys Ads To Tell ‘True Story’ Of Department

The Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections is defending the use of 15-thousand taxpayer dollars to run online ads designed to look like news articles — ads that put a positive spin on the beleaguered department.

07/22/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter. (credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Perplexed Over Continued Questions On Papal Fence

Mayor Nutter is voicing frustration over facing repeated questions about fences that will be put up in Center City for the Pope’s visit.

07/22/2015

(Photo by Mike Dunn)

Concrete Foundations For New Market East Project Poured Today

Thirty-five cement mixers have begun pouring the 350 cubic yards of concrete for what is the first phase of the project titled simply “East Market.”

07/13/2015

(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

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