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(Deputy mayor Everett Gillison, at lectern, is flanked by other city officials on Thursday in the mayor's reception room.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

City Officials Pursuing Multifaceted Approach To Lowering Crime In Worst Areas

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.

07/25/2013

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Audit Reveals Problems With 2012 Election At Philadelphia Polling Places

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.

06/20/2013

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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.

05/20/2013

(Philadelphia Police merit commendation ceremony, held at FOP headquarters.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Police Officers Commended For Extraordinary Acts of Courage

The ceremony highlights the danger that officers face on the job.

05/07/2013

Salvation Army Lt. Col. Donald Lance speaks during City Hall ceremony honoring his organization.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

City of Philadelphia Honors Those Who Step Up During Emergencies

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.

04/22/2013

(Girard College president Clay Armbrister at the 2013 MLK Day of Service announcement.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Expected To Set Another Record on MLK Day of Service

“We expect another national record turnout — of 110,000 volunteers and 1,500 projects,” says Day of Service founder Todd Bernstein.

01/09/2013

(Lincoln Financial Field, in file photo)

Watching Hurricane Sandy’s Offensive Pattern, Eagles Say Sunday Game Is Still On

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.”

10/26/2012

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National ‘Occupy’ Gathering Set For Fourth Of July In Philly

Get ready for Occupy Fourth of July in the cradle of liberty.

06/29/2012

The show "Of Mythic Proportions" was put together by a class at Mariana Bracetti Academy High School (credit: Tim Jimenez)

Moved By Recent Violence, Kensington High School Students Hit The Theater Stage

A dozen students from a Kensington High School, affected by last week’s triple slaying in Juniata Park, hit the theater stage Wednesday night.

01/18/2012

(The "warming station" at the Occupy Philadelphia encampment on Dilworth Plaza.  Credit:  Mike Dunn)

Fire Safety Concern Shuts Down Occupy Philly’s Warming Hut

City officials this morning removed a potentially dangerous propane tank from a structure set up by protesters at the “Occupy Philadelphia” encampment.

11/11/2011

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City Controller Calls 311 System A “Glorified Answering Service”

“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.

10/05/2011

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Structural Crack Discovered In The Tower Of Philadelphia’s City Hall

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.

09/22/2011

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City Revives PhillyStat Meetings, Allowing Public To Track Progress In City Hall

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.

07/06/2011

(File photo: A duck boat turns onto Fifth Street near Independence Hall.)

City Will Open Bidding For Duck Boats On Schuylkill River

“What we’re looking for is the best possible solution for the city of Philadelphia,” says Philadelphia managing director Rich Negrin.

11/23/2010