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(A Pennsylvania Game Commission officer uses a broom to fend off the agitated falcon mother during banding of the chicks.  Photo by John McDevitt)

For Bird Banders Atop Philadelphia City Hall, Swooping Talons Are Just Part of the Job

Four baby falcons being raised in a nest on the tower of City Hall were banded today by the state wildlife officers.

4 hours ago

(Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney, left, and Mayor Nutter speak with reporters after their post-primary meeting at City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter, Kenney Mend Fences As Mayoral Campaign Heads Toward General Election

Nutter formally endorsed Kenney, despite Kenney’s frequent criticisms of Nutter’s administration.

05/21/2015

(Monnett Sudler plays guitar during the inaugural Wednesday jazz concert at the office of Creative Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

City of Philadelphia Kicks Off Weekly Lunchtime Jazz Series in City Hall

Room 116 of City Hall was standing-room-only for the launch of the new series.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(A Philadelphia Police Department "hazmat" team carries breathing apparatus into the temporarily quarantined area.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Envelope Containing Powder Mailed to Philadelphia Judge, Causing Brief Evacuation at City Hall

Officials said testing determined that the powder was not dangerous, and the fourth floor was reopened.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

(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

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