The increasing popularity of the website Airbnb.com, which hooks travelers up with people who are renting out rooms, is drawing the attention of Philadelphia City Council.
Councilman Jim Kenney wants to downgrade Philadelphia’s marijuana possession offense even further.
Time Is Running Out To Apply For Program That Allows Homeowners To Defer Portion Of Real Estate Taxes
Low-income Philadelphia homeowners have less than a month left to apply for a program that lets them defer a portion of their real estate taxes.
Philadelphia police and local utilities are planning a public awareness campaign to warn residents of scammers who try to enter homes posing as utility workers.
Council president Darrell Clarke, who also represents the district where the tower will be located, says there will be meetings for residents to voice concerns.
After city government and many businesses closed early Tuesday, Suburban Station and Market East train platforms were packed with what amounted to an early rush hour. But SEPTA did not add extra cars or extra runs, resulting in equally packed trains.
Mayor Nutter seems to be at odds with his own police department over that longtime Philadelphia tradition of claiming an on-street parking space that you just dug out after a snowstorm.
Mayor Nutter said the city’s snow emergency will be lifted as of 6pm Wednesday, and that the nonessential portions of city government that are closed today will be open tomorrow.
SEPTA officials, right up to general manager Joe Casey, are monitoring reports from the field on equipment and vehicle problems as the snow accumulates.
Congressman Bob Brady, who heads Philadelphia’s Democratic party, says a line has already formed of people vying for Bill Green’s at-large seat.
Having a doctor’s appointment over the Internet, via Skype or similar services, may be more common in a few years, according to local health care experts who testified today at a City Council hearing on the future of telemedicine.
Controller Alan Butkovitz wants to know why the Nutter Administration fired 13 part-time Rec Center workers for holding other jobs, when top aides to the mayor are given multiple titles in order to boost their salaries.
A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Department of L&I says the firm that owns the building at 2145 Locust Street has been cited for allowing an unsafe condition at the building.
Currently, owners of rental properties must apply for an annual rental license but are not required to submit proof that the fire escape has been inspected.
Final bids are due at the end of this month from companies that are vying to purchase the Philadelphia Gas Works from the city.