One of Philadelphia’s top movers and shakers says there are more than enough deep pockets in the region to help pay for both a potential visit of the pope to Philadelphia next year and a Democratic National Convention in 2016.
The Nutter administration has struck a new, seven-year deal with the city’s largest municipal workers’ union, District Council 33, in a contract dispute that has dragged on since 2009.
The head of the Philadelphia chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, John McNesby, says he’s likely to run for the state senate. And a new court ruling could boost the size of his campaign warchest.
One of the most unusual tax battles in Philadelphia history has come to an end.
The opening is about four months late and about ten percent over budget, but the public will be able to return to the plaza, on the west apron of City Hall, starting on Thursday, September 4th.
An attempt to remove the famed “PNB” letters from atop the One South Street Broad building was halted with only letters on one side taken away. Now, officials are trying to figure out what to do next.
Mayor Nutter repeated not only that the city was up to the task of hosting the convention, but also that it won’t cost local taxpayers a dime.
City Council Holds Hearing On How School District Can Expand Social Services To Include Students’ Families
The hearing was focused on expanding “community-based schooling,” in which social services that are normally offered in government offices are instead available at neighborhood schools.
It’s an even dozen for Philadelphia’s “Empowerment Centers” which offer free guidance to city residents on balancing budgets and making ends meet.
The mayor says the interim cuts imposed now to allow schools to open on time will, in his view, affect learning.
Neilson said he waited three months to be sworn in, in order to remain in the state House should his vote be needed on school funding.
Mummers, the Philly Phanatic, and several hundred city boosters gathered outside the hotel to cheer as a bus carrying members of the DNC site selection committee pulled up.
About twenty members of the DNC site selection committee are in town today and tomorrow.
Philadelphia is one of five cities vying to host the 2016 DNC, and nearly 20 members of the site committee will be here next Wednesday and Thursday.
Schools superintendent William Hite, standing next to the governor for the announcement, stressed that this early disbursement does not resolve the $81-million funding gap the school district needs to close to avoid layoffs and other serious cuts.