These were the first face-to-face negotiations between the Nutter Administration and District Council 33, the 10,000 member blue collar city workers union, in about a year.
The sponsor of the plan, Councilman-at-large David Oh, noted that state elected officials and those from other cities face no such provision, so eliminating it here levels the playing field for city officials.
Amid the growing debate over possible health risks posed by electronic cigarettes, a Philadelphia lawmaker is proposing banning their sale to minors in the city.
Councilman Jim Kenney suggested that the renovation of Love Park include a section for skateboarders, who once flocked there from around the world.
Could onetime mayoral candidate Sam Katz run again for mayor next year?
Another dubious distinction for Philadelphia: a new report out of DC puts our city #2 among the major cities with the highest tax rates. That, of course, makes Mayor Nutter cringe.
The decision on whether to call a special election rests now with Council President Darrell Clarke, and for the moment he is not commenting about his plans.
Developer Don Peebles said he will purchase the building from the city for $4.5 million and will spend another $85 million renovating it.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority says despite mounds of snow at many curbsides, no one is getting a break this week.
Despite the fact that this is a holiday, the city of Philadelphia will have trash and recycling collection today — a change made in light of last week’s nor’easter.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, better known as the Mormon Church, is already building a new temple in Center City and now we get word of two new projects, including a massive new apartment building.
Philadelphia’s snow emergency declaration was being lifted at 2pm today.
In Philadelphia, officials are breathing a sigh of relief that the overnight accumulation did not cause widespread problems. And they stand by their decision to close city government on Friday.
Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri says his crews would remain on the job for as long as the storm continues, and beyond.
The mayor had proposed selling the garage beneath Love Park and then using city money to renovate the park itself. Council president Clarke proposed turning much of the park over to new restaurants, with money from those leases paying for the renovation.