Measure To Prevent Wage Theft Introduced To Phila. City CouncilCouncilman Bill Greenlee introduced the bill after a Temple University study found that thousands of low-wage workers, each week, are shortchanged.
Buying Smokes In A Drug Store Would Be Banned Under Bill Introduced In Phila. City CouncilA bill introduced into Philadelphia City Council would ban cigarette sales at all the drug stores in the city.
State Rep Sims Announces Primary Election Challenge To Embattled Congressman FattahPennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims announced Tuesday he's running for the congressional seat held by Chaka Fattah.
Philadelphia's Election Watchdog On Trail Of City's Top Elections OfficialCity Commission Chairman Anthony Clark has come under fire for spending little time at the office, failing to vote himself and for recently, having to pay a fine for violating the election laws he's charged with upholding.
Beloved Diner In Center City Bound For Wrecking BallCouncil members mourned its passing, even as they approved its demise.
Mayor Nutter Declares Papal Visit 'A Success'Mayor Nutter would give no crowd estimate, though other officials say it was 850,000, a bit under the million-plus once predicted, but he said that's not how to judge the success of the event anyway.
Mayor Nutter Tours Papal Security ZoneMagnetometers and searches welcomed everyone trying to make their way through Center City streets between City Hall and the Art Museum. Fences and metal barricades lined almost every block.
Phila. Residents Asked To Keep Their Trash For Another WeekThere will be no collection Friday or Monday. Residents are being asked to hold on to their trash for another week.
World Meeting Of Families To Pay City An Estimated $12 Million To Cover CostsThe World Meeting of Families has agreed to pay all the expenses the city incurs for hosting the papal visit, including extra staffing, overtime, materials and equipment.
Philadelphia Nun, Richard Gere All Part Of Magic Of Papal VisitThe pope's visit to Philadelphia has brought together some unusual alliances. For example; a Catholic nun who works with the homeless and a Hollywood heartthrob who practices Buddhism.
Outer Lanes Of Ben Franklin Parkway Close In Preparation For Papal VisitThe Ben Franklin Parkway is now completely closed from the Art Museum to Eakins Oval. The inner lanes were shut down Thursday and the outer lanes were closed to traffic on Saturday morning.
Bed Bugs Found In 311 Call Center In City HallAn official says an exterminator has confirmed a bed bug infestation in the city’s 311 call center in City Hall. 59562843