If the pontiff does come, an appearance on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is not a certainty.
And they say Archbishop Chaput’s comments of optimism don’t affect their planning for the event.
Mayor Nutter is in France for the next six days for a trip that officials say is aimed at promoting French investment in Philadelphia.
Friday brings the start of three days of activities in Philadelphia marking the importance of the Liberian community in the area — three weeks after four Liberian American children died in a fire in the city.
The settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia by gun-carry advocates will force police and other city officials to more strongly adhere to state law in a variety of gun-related matters.
The head of the PICA board told the mayor’s finance director that he’d like to see the city do more belt-tightening in order to start a rainy day fund.
Tragedy can lead to legislative change. And that, in turn, can lead to politicians tripping over one another in the rush to claim credit.
“This is another attempt to circumvent the collective bargaining process by the mayor,” says District Council 33 president Pete Matthews. “It’s not up to the courts to resolve a collective bargaining agreement. It’s up to the mayor to sit down and work this out fairly.”
The new rule comes in the wake of last year’s building collapse on Market Street that killed six people.
Today is the first day the company that wants to purchase PGW has the ability to drop out of the deal. But officials with the firm say they’re staying in, for the time being.
The Nutter Administration’s attempt to slap a tax on lap dances performed at strip clubs falls squarely into the lap of a Common Pleas judge this morning.
The Presidential Emergency Board found that SEPTA is correct in insisting that pay raises for the Regional Rail engineers and electricians follow the same pattern as raises for subway and bus operators.
The mayor says both The Roots and Ed Sheeran cleaned up their lyrics and never needed to be bleeped, although they repeatedly were by WPVI-TV.
Philadelphia health officials have not yet had to activate the city’s “Heatline” for a single day, and there have no heat-related deaths.
By Mike Dunn PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With the School District still in dire financial straits, the city’s Revenue Commissioner says her department’s effort to collect a little-known tax that benefits the schools is paying off. […]