Officials Remain Confident As Beverage Tax Falls Just Shy Of ExpectationsThe tax has brought in $6.9 million in June, just shy of the hoped-for $7 million.
Nutter: Relationship With Secret Service Fine Despite "Pushing And Shoving" Over Papal Security Mayor Michael Nutter says his Administration and the Secret Service have a great working relationship, despite what he admits has been – quote – "pushing and shoving" between them over security plans for the visit of Pope Francis.
Hackers Expose Email Addresses Of City Employees On Website For CheatersHackers have released the email addresses of thousands of registered users at a website that promotes extramarital affairs. Nine of those addresses are for City of Philadelphia employees, and now city officials are investigating.
Historic President's House Site Soon To Be Transferred From City To National Park ServiceFive years after the opening of the historic President's House near the Liberty Bell, the Nutter Administration is moving ahead with plans to turn over control of the problem-plagued site to the National Park Service.
Councilwoman Remains Mum On Theft Of Her City-Issued CarCouncilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown is refusing to answer questions about the theft over the weekend of her city-issued vehicle.
SEPTA's Second Stab At Papal Ticket Sales Is A Lottery Run By Local FirmSEPTA's second attempt at selling regional rail tickets for the Pope's visit is now underway, but this time, its a lottery that ends at midnight tonight.
Study Examines The Good and Bad Of A Philadelphia City Council TraditionA new study puts a long-standing and controversial Philadelphia City Council tradition under the microscope.
L&I Chief Buys Ads To Tell 'True Story' Of DepartmentThe Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections is defending the use of 15-thousand taxpayer dollars to run online ads designed to look like news articles -- ads that put a positive spin on the beleaguered department.
Nutter Perplexed Over Continued Questions On Papal FenceMayor Nutter is voicing frustration over facing repeated questions about fences that will be put up in Center City for the Pope's visit.
Concrete Foundations For New Market East Project Poured TodayThirty-five cement mixers have begun pouring the 350 cubic yards of concrete for what is the first phase of the project titled simply "East Market."
Partial Settlement in Civil Rights Suit Over Phila. DA's Seizure of Assets in Drug CasesAt issue was the district attorney's controversial program that seizes homes and cars from people whose relatives have been charged with drug crimes, then keeps the money for the DA's office and the police department.
Critics Question Nutter Admin. Decision To Sell Tax Liens On Delinquent PropertiesFor the first time in nearly two decades, the city is selling tax liens on foreclosed properties, but critics of the effort hope it doesn't backfire.