The largest of the seven projects, costing $32 million, is to shore up the cabling that powers SEPTA’s entire Regional Rail system.
The global construction management firm has been based in Willingboro and, later, Marlton, NJ since its founding by Irv Richter in 1976.
It took more than two years and the intervention of a judge for residents affected by the 2012 water main break to receive damages from the city. But because the city’s liability is capped at $500,000 under state law, the homeowners ended up being compensated for only about two thirds of their damages.
Sources have confirmed that a task force report, created in the wake of last year’s fatal Market Street building collapse, recommends splitting Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses & Inspections into two separate entities.
Council today approved that ballot question, but it was not immediately clear if the mayor will sign it in time for it to appear on the November ballot.
The measure, which passed 14-2, embodies the compromise announced last week by Mayor Nutter and the bill’s sponsor, councilman Jim Kenney.
By contrast, the 311 for the rest of us operates only 12 hours a day, and only Mondays through Fridays.
Lynne Abraham intends to run for mayor of Philadelphia in 2015.
His top issue: returning the Philadelphia school district to local governance.
The lawmakers heard promises of improvements from local officials, and tales of bureaucratic bungling from veterans.
The final week of September is likely to bring the start of City Council’s long-awaiting public hearings on Mayor Nutter’s plan to sell PGW.
A Philadelphia city councilman wants to slash in half the amount of time that you can leave an RV parked on a neighborhood street.
One lawmaker this past week reluctantly tabled a measure that her colleagues feared would upset Harrisburg.
A Philadelphia lawmaker wants the city to wield a bigger hammer against stores that sell BB guns to minors.
Philadelphia City Council plans to take a look at one of the longest-running issues facing the city: short dumping — the illegal dumping of trash on vacant lots or even sidewalks.