Philadelphia City Hall

(A worker vacuums water from the carpeting of City Council chambers after the desks of councilmembers were relocated nearby.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia City Council Forced Out After Burst Water Pipe Drenches Chambers

Security guards noticed water in Council chambers, on the fourth floor of City Hall, which maintenance workers traced to a burst pipe on the ninth floor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(One connecting corridor below City Hall shows many signs of deterioration.  Photo by John McDevitt)

SEPTA Will Delay Massive Overhaul of City Hall Station Until After DNC 2016 Convention

Until yesterday’s announcement that the Democratic convention will be in Philadelphia next year, Septa had planned to begin a $150-million renovation of the corridors under City Hall by the start of that summer.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(Mummers' music and sprays of fireworks accompanied the announcement of details for New Year's Eve fireworks on the Delaware River.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Details of New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Delaware Riverfront Announced

As in past years, the soundtrack to those pyrotechnics will be carried on KYW Newsradio 1060.

12/19/2014

(credit: Mike Dunn)

City Councilman Aims To Ban Parking On Apron Of City Hall

Councilman Kenney is fed up with public officials being allowed to park their personal cars all day on the apron of City Hall.

12/13/2014

Pat Russell, chair of Septa's Advisory Committee for Accessibility, in violet hat, leads ribbon-cutting for the new elevators at Dilworth Park.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

New Elevators Dedicated at City Hall’s Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park, which recently replaced the old Dilworth Plaza on the west apron of Philadelphia City Hall, is more user-friendly than its predecessor.

11/12/2014

(Project Positive dancers perform during a rally in Thomas Plaine Plaza, outside the Municipal Services Building.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Youth Groups Rally Near City Hall For Election Day Support

They may be too young to cast a ballot, they point out, but they’re not too young to speak out.

11/04/2014

(An artist's rendering of the ice rink being built on the west apron of City Hall.  Image provided by Center City District)

Dilworth Park’s Ice Rink, Alongside City Hall, Will Open Nov. 14th

The skating rink will be open to the public seven days a week, including holidays, until February 22nd.

10/15/2014

City Hall (File photo - credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Cooperation At City Hall Over Plan For More Affordable Housing

Has peace broken out at Philadelphia City Hall? Seven months after City Council announced an ambitious plan to boost affordable housing in Philadelphia, the effort is finally moving forward with the cooperation of the Nutter Administration.

10/13/2014

(Photo by Mike Dunn)

New Jury Waiting Room, For Civil and Special Cases, Opens in Phila. City Hall

Formerly, all Philadelphia residents called for jury duty have reported to the Criminal Justice Center, packed into a first-floor waiting room there.

10/07/2014

(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

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