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City Council Takes Action On Construction Sites Blocking Philly Sidewalks

Pedestrians who have to work their way around sidewalk-blocking construction sites in Philadelphia may soon be getting some help.

11/13/2014

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

City Council Holds PGW Hearing, Lawmakers Refuse To Vote On Nutter’s Plan To Sell

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.

11/13/2014

(Andrew Stober testifies before a City Council committee about smartphone apps that let a driver auction off a pubic parking space.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Officials Have Harsh Words For Sell-Your-Parking-Space Apps

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.

11/12/2014

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Philadelphia Streets Department Begins Annual Fall Leaf Collection Program

‘Tis the season….to be raking leaves. And in Philadelphia, the Streets Department has brought back curbside, mechanical leaf collection in certain neighborhoods.

11/12/2014

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

Firm Not Giving Up On Bid For PGW Just Yet

Two weeks after City Council President Darrell Clarke announced that council will not vote on the proposed sale of PGW, the firm UIL Holdings of Connecticut has announced that they’re not pulling out — at least not yet. UIL has had since July the right to terminate the sale agrement.

11/10/2014

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Pennsylvania Towns Sue Over State Legislation on Gun Control Measures

Mayor Nutter and a host of other Democrats from across Pennsylvania are going to court, trying to overturn a bill signed into law by Gov. Corbett last month.

11/10/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman David Oh.  File photo credit: Mike Dunn)

Bill Approved In City Council Committee Hopes To Coax Philly Employers To Hire More Vets

Philadelphia officials are looking to expand the tax credit that goes to local companies that hire veterans.

11/09/2014

(Philadelphia City Council chambers.  File photo)

Daycare Advocates Fuming as Phila. Moves Toward Modification of Zoning Rules

Philadelphia’s new zoning code — which took effect two years ago — changed the way that some daycare centers get city approval. One councilman urged a return to the former process.

11/06/2014

(Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Sees Hope For Phila. Schools in Wolf’s Election as Pa. Governor

The mayor believes Wolf’s election will boost the prospects for passage of dedicated, student-weighted state funding for all school districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

11/05/2014

City Hall as seen from Penn Center. (Credit: Paul Gluck)

In Philadelphia, Focus Turns To Next Year’s Race For Mayor

Between now and May 19th you can expect to hear a lot about the mayor’s race, particularly who’s in and who’s out.

11/05/2014

(Voting machines at a warehouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Voters To Decide 3 Ballot Questions Today

Voters in Philadelphia today will find two questions on their election ballot that deal with restructuring the city’s government.

11/04/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Brady Says Wolf Decision to Cut Off ‘Street Money’ Won’t Change Election Outcome

The head of the Democratic City Committee says he isn’t worried about Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf’s decision not to help pay for tomorrow’s get-out-the-vote effort in the city.

11/03/2014

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Council Not Happy With Nutter’s Attempt To Coax City Workers To Give Up Cigarettes

The latest battle between Mayor Nutter and Council President Darrell Clarke involves the Mayor’s new policy toward city workers who smoke.

11/03/2014

(credit: Mike Dunn/KYW Newsradio)

Local Union Says Some Laundry Service Workers Are Underpaid And Abused By Their Employers

A laundry service in Delaware County finds itself at the center of a union’s effort to get better wages for laundry workers throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.

11/02/2014

(File Photo) Patrick Duff addresses City Council during a meeting on October 16, 2014. 
(Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Hit With Federal Lawsuit Over Its Rules On Citizen Speeches

Local activist Patrick Duff has filed a federal lawsuit against Philadelphia City Council claiming that Council violates the First Amendment by limiting the topics of speeches made during its weekly meetings.

10/31/2014

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