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(Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, left, and Rebecca Swanson, of L&I, at a meeting of Council's "Streets and Services" Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. L&I Pushes Back Against Councilwoman’s Plan For Street Vending

The city’s Department of Licenses & Inspections says street vendor spots are assigned by a neutral lottery, not by a neighborhood group, and L&I would have no way to control what could be subsequent chaos.

10/06/2014

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Ogontz House That Collapsed Had L&I, Tax Problems, City Official Says

Public records show property taxes on the house haven’t been paid since 2008. The property had been cited six times since 2007 by the city Department of Licenses & Inspections.

02/24/2014

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Phila. L&I Cites Owner of Building in Weekend Fatal Fire Escape Collapse

A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Department of L&I says the firm that owns the building at 2145 Locust Street has been cited for allowing an unsafe condition at the building.

01/13/2014

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