Mike Dunn

(Love Park, at 15th Street and JFK Blvd., with its famed Robert Indiana "Love" sculpture.  File photo from CBS3)

Open Call For Ideas on Love Park Redesign

City officials will be all ears tonight the Free Library, as Philadelphia residents get a chance to weigh in on their vision for a new Love Park.

12/10/2014

(Nancy Winkler testifies before Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Presses Ahead With New Structure For L&I Oversight

Despite the plea for delay from the mother of a woman killed in the 2013 Market Street building collapse, the proposed charter change got City Council committee approval.

12/09/2014

Photo Credit: fairmountpark.org

Philadelphia Official Acknowledges Huge Backlog in Care For City’s Trees

City officials seem stumped, so to speak, over how to keep up with the growing number of city-owned trees that need to be pruned or removed.

12/08/2014

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

Despite PGW Defeat, Nutter Rejects “Lame Duck” Label

The failure of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s ambitious plan to sell PGW marks a new low in relations between Nutter and members of City Council. But the mayor insists he’ll be able to get things done in 2015, his final year in office, and rejects the label “lame duck.”

12/08/2014

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City Council Debates Granting Smoking Ban Waivers To 4 Bars

Philadelphia’s ban on smoking in public places is now seven years old and City Council finds itself in a quandary over whether to grant exemptions to four bars that want patrons to be able to light up.

12/07/2014

(Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

7-Decade Old Eagles’ Fight Song Honored

You’ll probably be hearing the Eagles fight song two, three, four times this afternoon as the Birds host the Seahawks at the Linc.

12/07/2014

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

‘We Had No Choice': Firm Pulls The Plug On PGW Sale

Mayor Michael Nutter’s long and politically difficult effort to sell PGW has officially ended. The firm chosen to buy the utility has nixed the deal because of City Council’s refusal to debate the plan.

12/04/2014

(Members of Philadelphia City Council pose with students from the Neshaminy High School newspaper holding a City Council resolution in their honor.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Honors Neshaminy Students For Controversial Stand on Racial Epithet

The Neshaminy students at the center of the national controversy were front and center in City Council chambers, honored for their decision to ban the word “Redskin” in their school paper.

12/04/2014

(A billboard structure at Second and Race Streets, in Old City, adjacent to the Ben Franklin Bridge.  File photo by John McDevitt)

City Council Tries Again to Overhaul Philadelphia’s Billboard Regulations

It was in November of 2013 that a Council committee approved a top-to-bottom overhaul of billboard regulations. But, like many compromises, the measure left both activists and billboard companies unhappy and the measure was sidelined.

12/04/2014

Dr. Palak Raval-Nelson (center), director of Environmental Health Services for the city Health Department. (credit: Mike Dunn)

City Council Puts Bed Bug Problem Under Microscope

There was plenty of squirming in City Council chambers this morning, as lawmakers convened a hearing on the vexing problem of bed bugs.

12/03/2014

(The former Royal Theater, in the 1500 block of South Street, now sports murals.  Public domain photo by Smallbones via Wikimedia)

Reuse Plan For Historic Royal Theater, On South Street, Moves Forward

The developer is proposing a new building constructed behind the original façade, with 45 apartments and 7,600 square feet of retail space. But not all neighbors are thrilled.

12/02/2014

Andrew Stober, chief of staff in the Mayor's Office of Transportation.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Moves Forward on Controversial 20-Year Deal For Bus Shelters, Advertising

Andrew Stober, chief of staff in the Mayor’s Office of Transportation, says Titan Advertising will build 300 more bus shelters and share ad revenue with the City of Philadelphia.

12/01/2014

(Philadelphia revenue commissioner Clarena Tolson, left, and councilman David Oh, during a committee hearing about tax delinquency in the city.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

Council Balks at Oh’s Plan For More Aggressive Approach to Tax Collections

Councilman David Oh (right photo) wants any tax payment more than a year overdue to be automatically be turned over to a collection agency.

12/01/2014

Philadelphia health commissioner Dr. James Buehler (left) listens as Mayor Nutter describes city efforts to get stores to stop selling cigarettes.  (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Wants Local Stores To Stop Selling Cigarettes

Mayor Nutter says there’s no conflict between city schools getting millions from the new $2-a-pack tax on cigarettes, and the Health Department’s effort to convince local stores to stop selling cigarettes.

11/29/2014

(Phila. city councilman Ed Neilson, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Urges Wage Tax Relief For Military Vets Who Join Phila. Police or Fire Dept.

Neilson has introduced a bill that would give a wage tax refund to veterans who become Philadelphia police officers, firefighters, paramedics, or prison guards.

11/28/2014

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