Spokesman Mark McDonald

(File photo: a group of people being given free meals at a parkland location in Philadelphia.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Ban On Feeding Homeless Along Ben Franklin Parkway Delayed

Two months after Mayor Michael Nutter announced a ban on public feeding of the homeless on the Ben Franklin Parkway, the new policy has yet to take effect.

05/14/2012

(Philadelphia City Council chambers.  File photo)

Philadelphia City Council To Hold Hearing In Wake Of Tacony Dungeon Case

City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown says the hearing will not focus on the specifics of the Tacony basement case but rather the bigger picture of how mentally disabled children and adults are tracked in the city’s public welfare system.

10/31/2011

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Philadelphia City Council Looks At Plan To Give Condo Residents Trash Tax Break

A city council committee will review a plan to give Philadelphia condo residents a tax break because their buildings use private trash haulers in the city.

10/18/2011

curfew map

Calling It A Success, Nutter Extends Earlier Curfew For Two More Weeks

The Nutter administration will extend an earlier curfew in targeted areas for another two weeks, declaring the tool has been effective in preventing violent incidents.

08/21/2011

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