Everett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety, says the spike in homicides, combined with the raw emotional impact of the Trayvon Martin case, pushed the Nutter administration to verbalize its tactics.
Days after the City Controller’s audit on the spike in the number of provisional ballots cast at Philadelphia polls in the 2012 election, a fact-finding team appointed by Mayor Nutter has released its own version of what went wrong.
Philadelphia Police Fired At More Suspects, Last Year, Than In The Previous Two Years; Officials Blame Armed Suspects
Philadelphia police officers shot 52 people, last year, according to department figures.
The ceremony highlights the danger that officers face on the job.
This is National Volunteer Week, and here in Philadelphia the importance of ordinary people who respond to emergencies took on special meaning in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings just one week ago.
“We expect another national record turnout — of 110,000 volunteers and 1,500 projects,” says Day of Service founder Todd Bernstein.
Officials with both the City of Philadelphia and the Eagles are watching the path of Hurricane Sandy, and Eagles officials say at this point Sunday’s game at the Linc is still a “go.”
Get ready for Occupy Fourth of July in the cradle of liberty.
A dozen students from a Kensington High School, affected by last week’s triple slaying in Juniata Park, hit the theater stage Wednesday night.
City officials this morning removed a potentially dangerous propane tank from a structure set up by protesters at the “Occupy Philadelphia” encampment.
“311 has not alleviated the pressure of non-emergency calls to 911. In fact, the reduction in non-emergency calls to 911 has been virtually non-existent,” Alan Butkovitz says.
Work begins Friday morning to repair a crack that was discovered in the tower of Philadelphia City Hall. Officials suspect it may have been caused by last month’s earthquake.
Mayor Nutter’s original managing director, Camille Barnett, created PhillyStat as a way to hold department heads accountable for tracking problems and complaints and dealing with them.
“What we’re looking for is the best possible solution for the city of Philadelphia,” says Philadelphia managing director Rich Negrin.