In the wake of a medic unit bursting into flames, heavily damaging a firehouse at 4th and Arch Streets, City Council has voted to hold public hearings into the condition and safety of Philadelphia fire apparatus, while the CBS 3 I-Team has uncovered visual evidence of still more problems.
The initial reviews of about 25,000 property assessments won’t be completed before the deadline to file a formal appeal, so the city is urging property owners to proceed without waiting.
Philadelphia City Council is threatening to subpoena the Nutter Administration unless aides to the mayor turn over the precise formulas used to create the new and controversial property assessments.
Philadelphia City Council members have opened their annual budget hearings, listening to Mayor Michael Nutter’s top budget people describe the city’s ‘five year financial and strategic plan.’
Advocates for the elderly tackled the issue of hunger at a forum in Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday.
A federal judge continues to oversee an agreement between the ACLU and the Nutter administration in which the police department agreed to better train officers on the use of “stop and frisk.”
As Philadelphia City Council hunkers down in coming months to set a new property tax rate, the six freshmen on council are pushing a related topic: how to better nab tax deadbeats.
The mayor says negotiations are at an impasse; Matthews says they are not and the union is still willing to negotiate.
A city judge has rejected a request by the firefighters’ union to halt the Nutter Administration’s plan to forcibly transfer dozens of senior firefighters to new stations.
It was a heated debate in City Council Thursday morning over slapping skateboarders who damage public art with hefty fines.
Councilman Jim Kenney, whose father was a city firefighter, wants this week to be Firefighter’s Appreciation Week.
The judge ordered the city not to enforce its ban, finding that the city’s rationale was not supported.
Starting Friday, Philadelphia homeowners can apply for a homestead exemption — even though the program has not yet even been approved by the state legislature.
Many homeless who take advantage of the generosity of volunteers feeding them along the parkway say the ban is all about the money.
The camera program came up at a city council committee hearing Friday convened on the vexing issue of illegal trash dumping.