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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.
Phila. City Council Finalizes Legislation To Allow Gallery MakeoverCouncilman Mark Squilla, whose district includes the Gallery shopping mall, says final passage of the Gallery renovation measures was a long time coming.
Demonstrators Urge Council To Press For Better Franchise Renewal with ComcastA couple of dozen protesters, in matching red T-shirts, stood outside Council chambers, some holding signs calling on Comcast to "pay (its) fair share."
Philadelphia Airport Lease Gets Council OK and Workers Get a RaiseIncluded is a side deal that guarantees higher wages for baggage handlers and other employees of private contractors at PHL.
Phila. Councilman Agrees To Delay Vote on Land Purchase for Future PrisonSixth District councilman Bobby Henon, whose district includes the land that the city intends to buy, originally planned to call the measure up for a vote, but then changed his mind.
City Council Okays School Bailout, But With $25-Million CatchCity Council on Wednesday gave initial approval to a school district bailout that falls short of what school officials wanted.
Redevelopment Project Adjacent to Divine Lorraine Hotel Gets Council OKsThe developer, RAL Companies, says the plans are preliminary, but their attorney (at right in photo) told the committee that whatever form the project takes, its impact will be tremendous.
Temple Univ. Asks City Council To Help Rein In Food Truck Mayhem on CampusThe university is asking Council to create a "Temple Vending District," ensuring that students have an opportunity to make purchases at the burgeoning food truck scene, but not to the point of choking off pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Rejecting Mayor's School Bailout, Council Eyes Hikes in Parking and Business TaxesCity Council opposes Mayor Nutter's plan to raise property taxes by nearly ten percent, and seems headed for providing only $70-80 million of the requested $103 million.