A city councilman today will propose a measure that would force all stores in the city to charge a nickel for every shopping bag — plastic or paper.
Since the 1970s, Penndot has allowed Philadelphia’s mayor and City Council to regulate billboards along state highways, but Penndot officials now fear that federal highway dollars are at risk without their direct oversight.
City controller Alan Butkovitz says the Philadelphia Police Department’s surveillance camera system is fraught with problems, including scores of broken-down cameras.
John Dodds, head of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, is hoping that local lawmakers pass a law like New York’s, stopping employers from running credit checks on potential hires or current workers.
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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.