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(District Council 33 president Pete Matthews, second from right, confers with other union officials following this morning's hearing in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

City of Philadelphia Asks To Impose Contract Terms in Stalled Blue-Collar Talks

“This is another attempt to circumvent the collective bargaining process by the mayor,” says District Council 33 president Pete Matthews. “It’s not up to the courts to resolve a collective bargaining agreement. It’s up to the mayor to sit down and work this out fairly.”

07/18/2014

(Chris DiCapua and Oscar Cabrera show their certificate of marriage following a ceremony at Philadelphia City Hall. Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Couples Wed at Phila. City Hall To Usher In New Era of Pa. Same-Sex Marriage

“I now pronounce you husband and husband — you may seal your vows with a kiss!” Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper told Oscar Cabrera and Chris DiCapua, the first same-sex couple to marry at Philadelphia City Hall since the ban was overturned.

05/23/2014

(Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Mock Trials Give Philadelphia Youngsters a Taste of Jury Duty

At Philadelphia City Hall, the elementary school students got a taste of what it’s like to be in a real courtroom when they served as jurors in mock trials.

05/02/2014

(Construction workers and equipment still dominate Dilworth Plaza, on the west apron of City Hall, as it undergoes a massive makeover above and below ground.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Dilworth Plaza Renovation Slightly Slower, Costlier Than Initial Plan

“During the last two years, we’ve encountered the normal things you find underground in a very old city,” notes Center City District president Paul Levy.

12/03/2013

(Inquirer Editor Bill Marimow. Credit: Steve Tawa.)

Back To Court For The Inquirer

Lawyers and rival owner factions at the Philadelphia Inquirer return to a City Hall courtroom this morning for more arguments, as a Common Pleas Judge tries to decide who is in charge.

11/14/2013

(Martin Luther King III speaks at Philadelphia City Hall as the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington nears.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Eldest Son of Dr. MLK Visits Philadelphia As ‘I Have a Dream’ Anniversary Draws Near

Mayor Michael Nutter joined Martin Luther King III at City Hall to announce that Philadelphia will join a national campaign on poverty, jobs, and education as the 50th anniversay of the historic March on Washington draws near.

08/07/2013

(City councilmembers and education advocates meet in the City Council caucus room.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Public-Private Partnership Provides $1 Million For Early Childhood Education in Philly

With the Philadelphia School District struggling under a giant budget deficit, city councilmembers and community groups gathered at City Hall to announce a small but important fund to expand early childhood education programs.

06/25/2013

(credit: Randall E. Scott)

Philadelphia Runners Unite To Honor Victims Of Boston Marathon Bombing

Running enthusiasts in and around Philadelphia are showing their support for the victims in the Boston Marathon bombing by doing what they love most…running.

04/17/2013

(Henry Nicholas, head of Local 1199C, addresses the union rally.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Unions Rally Opposition Ahead of Nutter’s Budget Speech

More than 15,000 city workers, including firemen, have been working without a contract for four years, and private-sector union workers came out Tuesday to show solidarity.

03/13/2013

file photo (credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Young Artists’ Work On Display At City Hall

Titled, “Awakened Dreams,” the new exhibit on the 5th Floor of City Hall features more than 200 pieces of art work and poetry created by young artists from 300 schools and organizations in the Philadelphia area.

03/08/2013

(High school senior Rasheeda Brumskill was "mayor for the day" during the annual PAL Day.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Teens Get Inside Look at City Government in Philadelphia PAL Day

Seventeen-year-old Rasheeda Brumskill, a senior at the Philadelphia Military Academy, was serving as Mayor for the Day. She has been in the Police Athletic League since she was five.

02/12/2013

(The statue of Don Quixote, at 2nd and Girard.  Photo from Historical Society of Pa.)

Positively Philadelphia: Our City of Little-Known Monuments

You probably pass by works of art honoring famous people every day in this area, and many of them you know. But there are others…

02/10/2013

(Looking northwest from South Penn Square, near the Ritz-Carlton Residences.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Work Proceeds Apace on Renovation of Dilworth Plaza, at Philadelphia City Hall

Work crews have begun the next phase of the massive renovation of Dilworth Plaza, on the west apron of City Hall.

01/04/2013

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Group Urges Nutter To Collect Taxes From City’s ‘Mega’ Nonprofits, Like Universities

They believe it would help avoid budget cuts and public school closings.

12/28/2012

(Credit: Mike Dunn)

City Workers, Calling Nutter a Grinch, Demand Progress on Contract Talks

They even devised a song for the occasion.

12/20/2012

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