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10 Firefighters Injured In North Philadelphia High-Rise Fire

Ten firefighters were injured while battling a high-rise fire in North Philadelphia early Wednesday morning. Three residents were also injured in the blaze.

03/02/2011

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Jannie Blackwell at a Wednesday press conference at City Hall.  Photo by KYW's Mike Dunn)

Under Fire, Councilwoman Blackwell Quits Housing Authority Board

As pressure mounts from federal authorities for change at the Philadelphia Housing Authority, Philadelphia city councilwoman Jannie Blackwell has decided to give up her seat on the PHA board.

03/02/2011

(Philadelphia city controller Alan Butkovitz at Tuesday's press conference.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Controller Butkovitz Wonders About HUD’s Probe Of PHA

Philadelphia city controller Alan Butkovitz is quizzical about HUD’s request for the resignation of the entire Philadelphia Housing Authority board, two of whom Butkovitz appointed.

03/01/2011

(The PHA board, last September.  File photo by KYW's Mike Dunn)

Nutter Says He’ll Wait For Housing Authority Probe Before Demanding Resignations

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says he wants federal officials to come up with documentation on why the five-member board of the Philadelphia Housing Authority should resign.

02/28/2011

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Philadelphia Housing Board Head: We Will NOT Resign

Chairmen and former mayor John F. Street has now released a statement that says members of the PHA will not resign.

02/27/2011

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PHA Launches Healthy Eating Program For Low-Income Residents

A pilot healthy eating program was launched today for low income residents of Southwest Philadelphia.

02/03/2011

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Philadelphia Housing Authority Moves To Become More Transparent

The Philadelphia Housing Authority, in an effort to be more transparent and accountable, is beefing up two key departments, in an attempt to turn the troubled agency around.

01/30/2011

(New PHA head Michael Kelly.  Photo provided)

New PHA Head Promises More Openness As Probe Moves Ahead

Newly installed PHA chief Michael Kelly says he will meet on February 1st with the inspector-general of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

01/19/2011

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PHA Staffers Returning Designer Bags

So far, 13 bags have been returned to the PHA, two others have written checks for the Tumi bags.

01/14/2011

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New PHA Boss Orders Staffers To Return Expensive Gifts

The interim executive director of the PHA, Michael Kelly, has sent staffers a memo asking anyone who received the Tumi designer bags to return them.

01/13/2011

(credit: Hadas Kuznits)

PHA Moving Forward With New Interim Director

The new interim executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority addresses the public at a ribbon cutting during his first week on the job.

12/10/2010

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Fired PHA Head Carl Greene Demands $4 Million From City

Carl Greene, the fired former executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, is demanding millions of dollars to make his federal lawsuit against the agency go away.

11/12/2010

(Former PHA head Carl Greene, in file photo)

Search For Replacement PHA Director Coming Up Empty

It’s been more than a month since Carl Greene was ousted, and still there’s been no replacement named.

10/29/2010

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He Said, He Said at State Hearing on Troubled Philadelphia Housing Agency

Mayor Nutter and Philadelphia Housing Authority chairman John Street painted very different pictures of the situation at the PHA as they appeared before lawmakers today to discuss possible changes to the agency’s structure.

10/07/2010

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Nutter Wants Power to Appoint PHA Board Members

Mayor Nutter travels to Harrisburg today to testify on reforming the troubled Philadelphia Housing Authority. Nutter’s prescription: give the mayor power to appoint all the board members.

10/07/2010

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