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I-Team Exclusive: Fire Apparatus Investigation

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.

10/10/2013

City Hall (FILE PHOTO credit: Tim McLaughlin)

City Hall Warns Property Owners of Delays in Assessment Reviews

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.

09/23/2013

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Philadelphia City Council Asking For Formulas Used In Controversial AVI

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.

04/20/2013

Philadelphia City Council members opened their annual budget hearings on Monday at City Hall. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia City Council Opens Annual Budget Hearings

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.’

03/25/2013

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Helping Elderly Find Better Access To Food And Nutrition Is Focus Of Forum In Center City

Advocates for the elderly tackled the issue of hunger at a forum in Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday.

03/20/2013

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ACLU Says Philadelphia Cops Still Misusing ‘Stop and Frisk’ Procedure

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.”

03/19/2013

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Some City Council Members Propose Hearings On Tax Deadbeats

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.

02/10/2013

DC 33 President Pete Matthews at the mic. (Credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio)

War Of Words Between Nutter Administration And Blue-Collar Workers Union Continues

The mayor says negotiations are at an impasse; Matthews says they are not and the union is still willing to negotiate.

02/06/2013

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Philadelphia Judge Rejects Firefighter Union’s Injunction Request

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.

12/14/2012

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City Council Pushes Ahead With New Fines For Skateboarders Who Damage Public Art

It was a heated debate in City Council Thursday morning over slapping skateboarders who damage public art with hefty fines.

12/06/2012

Councilman Jim Kenney with members of FF union behind him. (Credit: Mike Dunn/KYW Newsradio)

Councilman Urges Philadelphians To Show Appreciation To Firefighters

Councilman Jim Kenney, whose father was a city firefighter, wants this week to be Firefighter’s Appreciation Week.

09/09/2012

(File photo: a group of people being given free meals at a parkland location in Philadelphia.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Judge Orders Philadelphia Not To Enforce Ban On Free Street Feedings

The judge ordered the city not to enforce its ban, finding that the city’s rationale was not supported.

07/12/2012

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Homestead Applications Being Taken Before Program Is Approved

Starting Friday, Philadelphia homeowners can apply for a homestead exemption — even though the program has not yet even been approved by the state legislature.

06/01/2012

(A free food distribution on city land in May 2012.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Homeless React To Proposed Ban On Feeding Along Ben Franklin Parkway

Many homeless who take advantage of the generosity of volunteers feeding them along the parkway say the ban is all about the money.

05/14/2012

Northeast Trash

Mobile, Solar-Powered Cameras May Answer A Long-Running Philadelphia Problem: Illegal Trash Dumping

The camera program came up at a city council committee hearing Friday convened on the vexing issue of illegal trash dumping.

05/12/2012

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