Commerce Department officials said it’s tough to reclaim industrial jobs in Philadelphia which have fled to other parts of the country — or other countries.
Today was City Council’s final chance to introduce the required legislation before the PGW sale agreement expires at yearend.
Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham and State Senator Anthony Williams are both expected to formally announce today they’re running for mayor of Philadelphia.
One former employee of an airport contractor, a wheelchair attendant, tearfully recounted being fired because of her activity in support of a fair wage.
Doug Oliver was spokesman for Mayor Nutter during Nutter’s first term and is now a marketing vice president at PGW.
The hotels and historic sites have ten months to get ready. Most visitors will be encouraged to stay with host families.
It is expected that Pope Francis will take part in events on the Ben Franklin Parkway both Saturday, Sept. 26th, and Sunday, Sept. 27th.
The Nutter Administration says it’s doing a better job, but City Council members are wondering if more can be done.
LOOP, the Longtime Owner Occupants Program, is aimed at owners who’ve been in one home for ten or more years and whose assessments more than tripled after the citywide reassessment.
Calling the hearing was 8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass, a composting proponent. She says,
“Food waste doesn’t belong in the trash. It belongs in the compost bin.”
Mayor Nutter testified that the sale of PGW is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity, with no comparable alternatives.”
Councilwoman Marian Tasco, who also chairs the city’s Gas Commission, scolded the mayor for, in her view, excluding City Council from the bidding process.
Pedestrians who have to work their way around sidewalk-blocking construction sites in Philadelphia may soon be getting some help.
This afternoon brings the start of a two-day hearing in which council members will examine what they call the “highest and best use” of the city-owned utility.
Andrew Stober, of the Mayor’s Office of Transportation, testified that apps that allow an on-street parking space be sold by one driver to another should be banned in Philadelphia.