The Philadelphia Fire Department’s controversial policy of temporary fire station closures — known as brownouts — dominated the discussion this past week during City Council’s first chance to question the new Fire Commissioner.
Immigration advocates in Philadelphia joined Mayor Nutter on Friday in support of the president’s plan.
After years as head of the local Democratic party, Congressman Bob Brady (D-Pa.) knows when to avoid a needless fight. That’s what he has done with the party’s decision not to endorse any of the mayoral candidates.
The end result could be fewer billboards overall, but more of them would be digital electronic displays.
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says national incidents of police violence has made recruiting minorities for the Philadelphia police force much tougher.
In past years, the feds have given cities that host political conventions upwards of $50 million for security.
The local chapter of the NAACP is focused on next month’s primary in two ways: they hope to increase voter turnout and they want support for a ballot question involving control of the Philadelphia School District.
Challenger Ori Feibush is accusing supporters of the incumbent, Kenyatta Johnson, who is running for re-election, of vandalizing neighborhood property, including Feibush’s campaign headquarters.
“Twenty-six percent of Comcast cable subscribers were dissatisfied overall with their cable service,” the mayor said.
Nutter says he has reservations about the huge, sidewalk-level, LED signs, but rather than veto the measure, he struck a deal with its sponsor, Councilman Mark Squilla.
An attorney for the “Williams for Mayor” campaign says they disagree with the rules and how they were applied, but think a settlement was prudent.
Kenney, who is white, nabbed the endorsement of a group of African-American political leaders known as the Northwest Coalition over rival Anthony Wiliams, who is black.
Philadelphia officials don’t quite know why revenues from the city sales tax are lower than expected — but they suspect that Amazon and other online retailers may be to blame.
Philadelphia officials are focused on getting new voting machines to replace the original crop of electronic machines, now more than a decade old.
City Council plans to explore PILOTS — payments in lieu of taxes — as a way to get non-profits that pay no property taxes to chip in more for city schools.