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Effort To Put Cameras Outside Philadelphia Bars Stalls In City CouncilIt's been a full year since 21-year-old Shane Montgomery disappeared from a Manayunk bar after a night of celebration with friends. His body was later found in the Schuylkill River. Now, an effort to prevent similar tragedies this Thanksgiving eve has stalled in Philadelphia City Council.
Philadelphia May Condemn Property For Delaware Riverfront TrailThe city of Philadelphia may try to condemn a piece of property along the Delaware River for part of a planned 3.3 mile bicycle and walking trail.
City Council Hearing Scheduled On Bills Needed For Construction Of The City's Second CasinoA hearing is scheduled in Philadelphia City Council, today, on the bills that are needed for construction of the city's second casino.
Race For Republican City Council-At-Large Seats Provides Only Drama In Philly's General ElectionIt appears that one of the Republican council-at-large seats will change hands.
Councilman Jones: 'They Have To Work Somewhere' 6,000 Inmates To Re-Enter SocietyAnn Schwartzman, executive director of the Pennsylvania Prison Society, says a coalition has put together the "Prisoner Re-Entry Network" online, to help with the transition.
Mayor Nutter Endorses City Council Candidate From Outside His PartyPhiladelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has endorsed four city council candidates, including an independent candidate running for one of seven at-large seats.
Zoning Changes To Philly's Second Casino Introduced Into City CouncilPhiladelphia's second casino -- still on the drawing board -- would be allowed a larger building and bigger signs, under a bill introduced in city council this week.
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.
Phila. City Council Back After Summer Recess With Major Items On AgendaTwo of the major items on council's agenda are related in an odd sort of way. One is schools, the other is prisons - or, specifically, the House of Correction, a crumbling, ninety-year-old structure on State Road.
Councilwoman Remains Mum On Theft Of Her City-Issued CarCouncilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown is refusing to answer questions about the theft over the weekend of her city-issued vehicle.
Study Examines The Good and Bad Of A Philadelphia City Council TraditionA new study puts a long-standing and controversial Philadelphia City Council tradition under the microscope.
Councilmembers Give Final OK to Revamp of City's Billboard Regulations It could lead to more digital billboards, though fewer outdoor signboards overall.
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