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Formerly, all Philadelphia residents called for jury duty have reported to the Criminal Justice Center, packed into a first-floor waiting room there.
“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.”
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Work crews have begun the next phase of the massive renovation of Dilworth Plaza, on the west apron of City Hall.
They believe it would help avoid budget cuts and public school closings.