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Queen Lane Apartments (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Queen Lane Apartments Gone, But History Remains

The bones of thousands of men and women were buried beneath the a plot of land adjacent to the Queen Lane Apartments stood.

09/13/2014

(credit: Philadelphia Housing Authority)

Queen Lane High-Rise Imploded To Make Way For More Modern Public Housing

The hulking, high-rise public housing that had been sitting vacant on a Germantown street for three years is now gone. Officials imploded the Queen Lane Apartments Saturday morning.

09/13/2014

Queen Lane Apartments in Germantown will be imploded early Saturday morning. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Implosion Of Germantown High-Rise Forcing Residential Evacuations

Contractors are making final preparations for the implosion of the Queen Lane Apartment building in Germantown Saturday morning.

09/12/2014

Residents of Gladys B. Jacobs Manor are up in arms about the Philadelphia Housing Authority's plan to eliminate their daytime security guard. "We are out here because the (Philadelphia) Housing Authority is trying to take our security away,"' said resident Catherine White (at right). (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Senior Citizens Shut Down City Street To Protest Security Changes At Their Residence

It was an unusual protest that shut down North 11th Street between Wallace and Fairmount Avenue on Tuesday. The protestors were using walkers and wheelchairs to block the street.

09/02/2014

(Groundbreaking for the new Oakdale housing project, in Strawberry Mansion.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

New Apartments Coming To Strawberry Mansion, Kicking Off PHA Building Boom

The Philadelphia Housing Authority has broken ground for its first project in more than two years.

08/12/2014

(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

(City councilmembers, union leaders, and others gather in City Council chambers for the housing plan announcement.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Lawmakers Announce Plan For Construction of 1,500 Low-Cost Homes

City Council president Darrell Clarke and six other district councilmembers are proposing that the city government borrow $100 million to finance construction of 1,500 new, affordable properties over the next three or four years, mainly in gentrifying neighborhoods.

03/17/2014

Anne Ayella, assistant director of Nutritional Development Services at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, holds up chicken nuggets, included in one free meal. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

City, Community Groups Fill School Meals Gap During Summer

The program is available for any child or teen in Philadelphia up to age 18.

06/28/2013

City Hall (credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Philadelphia Housing Authority To Auction Off Unused Properties

PHA reversed a long-standing policy, almost two years ago, when it decided to dispose of properties that it couldn’t afford to renovate. The first two auctions, in the fall of 2011, brought some 500 properties to market.

06/18/2013

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Philadelphia Housing Authority To Lay Off More Than 80 Employees Due To Budget Cuts

The agency says it is facing a $32 million cut in federal funding, and since it relies on the Department of Housing and Urban Development for over 90 percent of its funding, it must lay off the 82 employees.

03/22/2013

(Former PHA head Carl Greene, in file photo)

Tentative Agreement To Settle Federal Lawsuit By Former PHA Head Against Agency

The nasty legal fight between fired Philadelphia Housing Authority Executive Director Carl Greene and the agency is over. They’re settling out of court, and will present it to a judge on Monday.

02/22/2013

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Trial Involving Fired Philly Housing Czar On Hold

Former Philadelphia Housing Authority Director Carl Greene won’t be back on the stand as planned in a trial over his firing.

02/11/2013

(John Street, left.  File photo by Mike DeNardo.  Carl Greene, right.  File photo by CBS3)

John Street in the Hot Seat as Carl Greene’s Lawsuit Against PHA Plays Out

Greene, the former head of the PHA, is asking for a million dollars in lost salary and benefits, plus damages, for wrongful termination.

01/31/2013

PHA Director Carl Greene

Former Pa. Governor Rendell Testifies For Fired Housing Director Carl Greene

Plaintiff Carl Greene is seeking nearly $1 million in lost wages and benefits, plus damages, after his 2010 firing from the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

01/29/2013

(credit: CBS 3)

PHA Residents Upset Over Move Of GED Program

A group of Philadelphia Housing Authority residents were upset Wednesday when they showed up for their normally scheduled GED class at the John F. Street Community Center in North Philadelphia, only to learn it was canceled, and will now be held in South Philadelphia.

01/23/2013

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