Today’s primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.
Voters are being asked to approve commissions for women and universal pre-kindergarten, a rule promoting multi-language access to city services, and a referendum on school district governance.
“Controlled chaos would be an understatement,” said police inspector Mike McCarrick, who runs the police department’s East Division, where the derailment occurred.
In the Philadelphia mayor’s race, former City Councilman Jim Kenney has picked up a prize endorsement from City Council President Darrell Clarke.
Several candidates were canceling appearances out of respect for those killed and injured in the train derailment.
Businesses with ten or more workers in Philadelphia face a new mandate from City Hall starting today: they must offer their workers earned paid sick leave.
Philadelphia businessman Sam Katz, a three-time candidate for mayor, announced Tuesday he will not run again this year.
Prisons commissioner Louis Giorla said the site, on State Road, is both close to other city prisons and far from residential areas.
The mayor’s chief of staff, Everett Gillison, was testifying at a hearing to consider the administration’s plan to consolidate the 911 and 311 centers at the old Quartermaster Depot, at 20th and Oregon.
City Council President Darrell Clarke has decided to cancel budget hearings that were to be held outside of City Hall in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.
Supporters say the concept, nicknamed “Yes Means Yes,” will allow a sex assault case to move forward even if the alleged victim didn’t explicity say “no.”
Corner stores in Philadelphia will soon be required to put trash and recycling bins out front, thanks to City Council…and Walt Disney.
The Nutter administration has authored a measure that for the first time applies the city’s existing hotel tax to Airbnb-type rentals.
Darrell Clarke says the money is better spent on aging police and fire stations.
Donation limits on all the candidates have now been doubled because real estate businessman Allan Domb has spent more than $250,000 of his own money promoting his campaign.