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(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

(Philadelphia city commissioner Stephanie Singer.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Pa. Officials: Voters Running Out Of Time To Complete Absentee Ballot Process

Absentee ballots must be received by county election officials by November 2nd, in order to be counted, so voters need to act immediately to complete the two-part mailing process in time.

10/23/2012

(credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Property Taxes, Fundraiser Safety On Council’s Fall Agenda

Revamping Philadelphia’s property tax system remains high on the agenda as City Council opens its fall session today after a three-month summer recess.

09/13/2012

City Hall (credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Mayor Nutter Appoints Chief Data Officer

Philadelphia City Hall churns out reams of data each day and now Mayor Nutter has hired someone to find better ways of getting those bits and bytes into the hands of people who can actually use it.

09/10/2012

construction site

Revamped Philadelphia Zoning Codes Take Effect

Today marks the first day that a top-to-bottom overhaul of Philadelphia’s antiquated zoning code takes effect. And city officials say every resident should be thrilled.

08/22/2012

Council President Clarke with his colleagues in the caucus room, before passing a new city budget. (By Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia City Council Approves Budget, Delays AVI

The budget season is over at Philadelphia City Hall. City Council has passed a $3.6 billion budget, ending a tumultuous three-month stretch during which tough decisions were made on how to make ends meet.

06/29/2012

(File Photo Courtesy of Tony Hanson)

Controversy, Confusion Accompany City Property Tax Overhaul

Confusion reigns at Philadelphia City Hall as council and the Nutter Administration grapple over the already overdue budget as well as how to fix the property tax system.

06/05/2012

(credit: KYW's Mike Dunn)

Nutter Administration Developing Mobile App For Citizens To Report Quality Of Life Issues

There has been no formal announcement yet, but at a budget hearing, Nutter Administration officials revealed plans for a smartphone app tied to the city’s 3-1-1 non-emergency call center.

04/04/2012

(Philadelphia City Hall.  Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

Nutter Proposes Hiring 16 Workers For Preventative Maintenance Of City Buildings

In the fine print of Mayor Nutter’s proposed budget is an idea whose time has belatedly come to Philadelphia City Hall: having workers do preventative maintenance on police and fire stations.

04/03/2012

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